WRIGHT L. LASSITER III
Chief Executive Officer
Alameda Health System
Wright L. Lassiter III joined Alameda Health System (AHS) as Chief Executive Officer in 2005. He transformed AHS from a financially troubled organization with a poor reputation into a fiscally disciplined health care provider that has reached new plateaus of quality, access and service.
Nationally known as a successful turnaround executive, Mr. Lassiter has created a culture of excellence while maintaining focus on the organization’s safety net mission. He has significantly expanded access to key services, quickly improving operating efficiency and raising the bar for patient experience at AHS.
During his career of more than 22 years, Lassiter has held various executive positions. Before joining AHS, he was senior vice president, operations for JPS Heath Network in Fort Worth, Texas, where he oversaw operations of Tarrant County’s public health care system and expanded ambulatory and specialty care services. He also successfully led an ambitious expansion plan including a new 108-bed hospital tower.
Prior to JPS, Lassiter spent more than a decade at Methodist Health System in Dallas, Texas where he served in several roles including vice president, operations. He had executive responsibility for support and clinical services at Dallas-Methodist Medical Center as well as various corporate service divisions.
Lassiter holds a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from Indiana University, where he graduated at the top of his class. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree with honors from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, New York in Chemistry with minors in Biology and Philosophy.
An enthusiastic community leader, Lassiter has held volunteer leadership positions in each of the communities he has lived, including as director of the United Way, Salvation Army and YMCA of Dallas and Fort Worth. He is Board Chairman for the YMCA of the East Bay and Vice Chair of the Alameda Alliance for Health. He also serves on the Boards of BETA Healthcare Group and the California Hospital Association. He is a member of both the American College of Health Care Executives and the National Association of Health Service Executives.