Our Work in Oakland

2023 Community Benefit Report

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital (BCH) Oakland stands at the forefront of healthcare, offering an array of inpatient and outpatient services alongside impactful community programs. Distinguished as a leading healthcare institution, BCH Oakland proudly administers one of the most extensive community benefits programs among children's hospitals in California. In the 2023 fiscal year alone, we dedicated over $120 million in charity care and community benefits, reflecting our unwavering dedication to the health and well-being of our community. Explore the profound impact of our charity care and community benefit contributions by viewing our latest Community Benefit Report.


BCH Oakland Anchor Assessment

In 2022, UCSF began to work with its affiliate, Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, to assess the hospital's capacity to adopt an anchor mission strategy. The BCH Oakland Anchor Assessment process began with Executive Sponsors Matthew Cook, President of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals, and Francesca Vega, UCSF's former Vice Chancellor of Community and Government Relations, selecting co-chairs of the Anchor Assessment Steering Committee. Under the leadership of co-Chairs Vanessa Roshell-Stacks, Vice President of Ancillary and Support Services at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, and Melanie Moore, Chief Executive Officer of Oakland Thrives, Steering Committee members were selected based on their unique expertise.
The UCSF Anchor Institution Mission team, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital leadership, and the Anchor Institution Assessment Steering Committee began collaborating to comprehensively assess internal processes and community resources in the East Bay. The goal was to propose an anchor institution plan that strategically leverages UCSF's and Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland's economic power and bolsters the impact on health equity in the East Bay. 
This report, endorsed by BCH Oakland leadership, outlines the assessment process, recommendations, and next steps. 

BCH Oakland Anchor Institution Assessment

Steering Committee Members

Melanie Moore PhD., Chief Executive Officer of Oakland Thrives BCH Oakland Anchor Steering Committee Co-Chair

Pastor Raymond Lankford CEO, Oakland Private Industry Council

Barbara Leslie President/CEO Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

Tonia Suber VP People and Culture, BCH Oakland

Dayna Long MD., Co-Director Center for Child & Community Health UCSF BCH Oakland

Tom Kennedy Brand Marketing Strategist, Office of Communication UCSF

Kim Rhoads Director, Umoja Health, Assoc Director for Community Engagement at UCSF Cancer Center

Eamon Loughnane Director Supply Chain Management, UCSF BCH Oakland

Katia Merriam Senior Director of External Relations, UCSF BCH Oakland

Charlotte Canari Executive Director of Government Reimbursement Services, UCSF BCH Oakland

Andy Madeira CEO, East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC)

Lucia Sayer Director of Regional Innovation and Community Resilience Health Care Without Harm, Anchor in Resilient Communities

Natalie Aguilera CEO, Native American Health Center

Vanessa Roshell-Stacks Vice President of Ancillary and Support Services (Site Administrator) UCSF BCH Oakland, BCH Oakland Anchor Steering Committee Co-Chair

Maria Echaveste President & CEO, The Opportunity Institute

Daryel Dunston Senior Director, Place Pathway, San Francisco Foundation

Noha Aboelata CEO, Roots Community Health Center

Aaron Ortiz CEO, La Familia

Kimi Watkins Tartt Director, Alameda County Public Health Department

Emile Durette Management Analyst, Workforce & Benefits Administration, Alameda County Social Services Agency + Alameda County Community Wealth Building Initiative

Jessica Pitt Executive Director of Health Path, Alameda Health System

Michelle Starratt Housing Director, Alameda County Department of Housing and Community Development

Carole Dorham-Kelly CEO, Rubicon Programs

Sofia Navarro Executive Director, Oakland Workforce Development Board

Stephen Baiter Executive Director, East Bay Economic Development Alliance (East Bay EDA)

Alexa Jeffress Director of Economic & Workforce Development Department, City of Oakland

During a six-month process, the BCH Oakland Anchor Assessment Steering Committee conducted thirty-five interviews and held six focus groups in the areas of workforce development, procurement, community investment, community health, healthcare/mental health, youth development, and diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. The committee also assessed BCH Oakland's internal purchasing and hiring processes.

The assessment process included a literature review and an in-depth analysis of existing resources and recommendations related to the standard anchor pillars of workforce development, community investment, and procurement.

The Anchor Assessment process culminated in BCH Oakland Assessment Retreat in February 2023 where stakeholders reviewed the data collected throughout the assessment process and made recommendations on priority areas for the BCH Oakland Anchor efforts.

Attendees of the BCH Oakland Anchor Assessment Retreat February 3, 2023
(Photo: Attendees of the BCH Oakland Anchor Assessment Retreat February 2, 2023)