William Jenkins Health Center Dedication Honored The Legacy of Dr. William M. Jenkins

On Saturday, Sept. 17th our William Jenkins Health Center was formally dedicated and tours were provided to community members. Postponed since 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this special event honored the legacy of Dr. William M. Jenkins. Dr. Jenkins was a beloved East Bay physician and a 2001 National Medical Association Doctor of the Year who served an astounding 1 million children during his pediatric medical career. Dr. Jenkins passed away on August 15, 2012 and left a lasting impression on the local community after practicing medicine in Oakland and Richmond for more than 50 years. Dr. Jenkins was the first African American resident at Children’s Hospital Oakland, as well as the first African American pediatrician in Richmond. Dr. Jenkins provided the highest quality health care regardless of his patients’ ability to pay and embodied LifeLong’s daily commitment to compassionate patient care.

Congressman Mark De Saulnier was unable to attend but click here to watch a  video greeting

Pictured left to right: Brisa Carranza, Olivia Frutos, Dr. Nathan Stern, Julie Sinai

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