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Wright Lassiter’s Audacious Vision for Safety Nets
Health Leaders Media

The long-term survival of safety net hospitals hinges less on reimbursement rates and more on questions of access, says Wright Lassiter, chief executive officer at Alameda County Medical Center in Oakland, CA. That’s one reason why the safety net hospital he runs has recently agreed to buy the 136-bed San Leandro Hospital, which current owner Sutter Health had wanted to turn into a rehab center, shutting an emergency room with 25,000 annual visits.