Asian Health Services Continues a Legacy

Recognizing Dr. Jacob Yee, Missionary Doctor in the 1940s

January 24, 2017

Asian Health Services recently received a heartfelt card from Dorothy Eng that we wanted to share with you.  In her card, she provided a glimpse of the work by Dr. Jacob Yee that began in the 1940S in Oakland Chinatown — nearly 30 years before Asian Health Services was established.  Ms. Dorothy Eng served as a Medical Assistant to Dr. Yee, a Missionary Physician in 1945. She recently shared with us her reflections.

THANK YOU, Ms. Dorothy, for your thoughtful card, a lesson on Oakland Chinatown history, and service to our community that began nearly 70 years ago! We are honored to continue the legacy of compassionate health care that you and Dr. Jacob Yee first ignited for our community!

December 2016

Dear Sherry,

I think of you and all the years I have known you. For me, Asian Health Services began in 1945 with Physician Surgeon, Dr. Jacob Yee. He was a Missionary Doctor in Chinatown. I was his Medical Assistant. Dr. Yee cared for the community with love and compassion. I have fond memories of serving with him. Wouldn’t he be proud of Asian Health Services now, 70 years later?
Wishing you many more years of service and health.


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