ALAMEDA -- Alameda Hospital officially joined Alameda Health System on Thursday.
This is the second independent hospital the health system has taken over in the past year. It took control of San Leandro Hospital on Oct. 31.
The East Bay medical network also includes Fairmont Hospital in San Leandro and Highland Hospital and John George Psychiatric Pavilion in Oakland.
The League of Women Voters of Alameda will hold a public forum to discuss the affiliation at 7 p.m. May 22 in the hospital's Conference Room A.
-- Rebecca Parr, Staff