John George, a member of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, was a steadfast and courageous champion for the mentally ill. John George Psychiatric Pavilion, the new psychiatric hospital opened in 1992, was named in his honor.

John George Psychiatric Pavilion provides services to adults experiencing severe and disabling mental illnesses, regardless of ability to pay. When children and adolescents come to the Psychiatric Emergency Services or Crisis Services, they are referred to hospitals specializing in their treatment. Services are designed to assist in controlling illness, achieving personal goals, and developing skills and supports in order to live as independently as possible.

The John George multi-disciplinary staff is skilled in the diagnosis and evaluation of complicated patients. John George is firmly committed to a multi-disciplinary team approach and draws on the strength of many different providers. John George Psychiatric Pavilion has been recognized for its work in the field of Emergency Psychiatry. In Alameda County, JGPP is the service provider for 99% of all acute psychiatric emergencies. John George Psychiatric Pavilion is housed in a new, state of the art facility in an attractively landscaped setting. Some managed care plans contract with JGPP to provide psychiatric services to their members.