CHCN News

A good time was had by all in attendance at the August 12 event – Looking Back, Moving Forward Together – celebrating Alameda Health Consortium’s 40th and Community Health Center Network’s 20th anniversaries. The festivities were held in the beautiful Roof Top Gardens of the Downtown Oakland Kaiser building and featured a number of special […]

Karen Matsuoka is the Provider Services and Contracts Manager at Community Health Center Network. She spends the majority of her work day connecting with specialists and hospitals to ensure that members can get the specialty care access they need to stay healthy. Karen has a very interesting way to de-stress from her often hectic work […]

Patients of CHCN’s eight health center member clinics reported overall high levels of satisfaction with their experience, based on the 2013 Patient Satisfaction Survey (PSS) distributed during the week of October 28, 2013. Patients of CHCN health centers had a high overall satisfaction rate of 89%. Eighty-six percent of patients reported that it was easy […]

by Joi Wilson Suneel Ratan is one of CHCN’s newest Leadership Team members. He is filling a new position to the company, Chief Strategy Officer. Because we so rarely get new leadership staff, and because this is a brand new position, I asked Suneel to sit down for a short interview. Read below to learn […]

by Joi Wilson Paul Biberkraut is one of CHCN’s newest Leadership Team members. He is filling a position that has been vacant at the company for several years, Chief Financial Officer. Because we so rarely get new leadership staff, I asked Paul to sit down for an interview. Read below to learn more about Paul […]

By Joi Wilson Elizabeth Ante is an Administrative Assistant at the Alameda Health Consortium (AHC). She divides her time providing support to the multiple programs and staff at the AHC including meeting preparation, travel arrangements, and managing office inventory supplies. However, when Elizabeth is not at work, she’s busy living out her passion as a […]

by Joi Wilson The Alameda Health Consortium and Community Health Center Network have conducted an annual series of Professional Development Sessions for our employees since 2009. For the 2013 series, AHC and CHCN management decided to focus on providing our employees with a better understanding of our member health centers and the important work that […]

by Molly Hart CHCN clinics have been working hard to get in 2012 submissions for Meaningful Use incentive payments.  Many clinics had new providers who qualified for their first Meaningful Use payment of $21,250 in 2012 for Adopting, Implementing or Upgrading (AIU) their electronic health record system.  Two of our clinics have providers who are […]

by Lilly MacRae, RN Supplemented by the Safety Net Innovations grant that Community Health Center Network (CHCN) was awarded by the Blue Shield of California Foundation, we are in the early stages of implementing our Care Transitions program at our highest utilized hospitals, Highland Hospital and the Sutter campuses – Summit and Alta Bates. Care […]

by Joi Wilson Barbara Morita is Alameda Health Consortium’s Emergency Preparedness Coordinator. She works with her colleagues at the clinics to prepare disaster plans that can be used in the case of an emergency. Barbara is also a Physician’s Assistant and a member of a federal disaster response team and has hands on experience dealing […]