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Podcast Episode: Safety-net hospital group CEO Delvecchio Finley describes the challenges of COVID-19 for safety-net hospitals.
Alameda County is home to 1.7M diverse Californians who have long experienced health disparities. Alameda Hospital System (AHS) CEO Delvecchio Finley takes us inside the workings of AHS as they adapt to the COVID-19 outbreak. AHS is an integrated public health care system organized as a public hospital authority, and serves a 40% African American, 26% Latino, and 18% white population, over half of which are at or below the poverty level. Mr. Finley discusses challenges facing his and other safety-net hospitals across the country, and how COVID-19 is impacting their already strained finances, with Dr. Mary O’Connor.