Healthcare Heroes

Each year, our Annual Gala recognizes three Alameda Health System employees for their extraordinary efforts in patient care. Meet the 2016 Healthcare Heroes!

Haeyoung Sohn, LCSW | Outstanding Behavioral Health Caregiver of the Year
Sponsored by Traditions Behavioral Health

Haeyoung Sohn is the Director of Behavioral Health at John George Psychiatric Hospital, where she began working almost 18 years ago. Haeyoung oversees behavioral health care from admission through discharge, coordinating with a team of physicians, social workers and health care professionals to ensure patients receive the best care possible. She is a dedicated advocate for patients and their families.

Haeyoung received her Master of Social Work degree from Boston University. Born in South Korea, she moved to the U.S. when she was nine years old. Today, she lives in San Ramon with her husband and two sons.

Rosalia de la Cruz | Outstanding Caregiver of the Year
Sponsored by OakCare Medical Group

Rosalia de la Cruz is an Oakland native who began working at Alameda Health System in 2005. Today, she works at the Ambulatory Call Center at Fairmont Hospital, where she serves as Information Systems Specialist for the health system. With her stellar attention to detail, Rosalia manages provider schedules and opens the door for patients to gain timely access to much-needed medical appointments.

Rosalia is motivated by her passion for learning new things and keeping up with industry standards, as well as her co-workers. Prior to Alameda Health System, she attended Laney College and worked at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center.

Gregory P. Victorino, MD, FACS | Outstanding Physician of the Year
Sponsored by Alameda Health System Medical Staff

Dr. Gregory P. Victorino planted his roots in the Bay Area after completing his surgical internship and residency at the University of California, Davis East Bay in 1998, as well as a trauma-critical care fellowship at the University of California, Davis. When he began working at Highland Hospital in 2000, it felt like home. He became Chief of the Trauma Division in 2003.

Dr. Victorino graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Driven by the mission of Alameda Health System, he is dedicated to teaching new physicians and has saved countless lives leading the Trauma Division.


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