Alameda Hospital Community Health Fair Recap

On Saturday, October 21, Alameda Hospital hosted its 24th annual Community Health Fair. There were over 400 attendees and more than 20 local vendors that came out to participate in this event that included nearly 40 exhibits and activities for the entire family. A number of Alameda Hospital departments were also showcased and provided [...]

2018-06-22T19:59:15+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Categories: Latest News From AHS|

New AHS Board Member Louis Chicoine

On October 25, 2017, the Alameda Health System announced that Louis Chicoine, executive director for Abode Services, has been appointed to the AHS Board of Trustees for a three-year term. “I am very pleased to welcome Louis Chicoine to the AHS board,” said Michele Lawrence, AHS board president. “In his current role, Mr. Chicoine [...]

2018-06-22T19:19:17+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Categories: Latest News From AHS|

October 25, 2017 – County Board of Supervisors Names Abode Services CEO Louis Chicoine to Alameda Health System Board of Trustees

Contact Lorna Fernandes lfernandes@alamedahealthsystem.org 510-506-0812 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE County Board of Supervisors Names Abode Services CEO Louis Chicoine to Alameda Health System Board of Trustees Oakland, Calif. — October 25, 2017 —Alameda Health System, the Bay Area’s leading public health system, announced today that Louis Chicoine, executive director for Abode Services, has been appointed [...]

2018-07-10T19:05:08+00:00 October 25th, 2017|Categories: AHS News Releases|

Trick or Treat. Healthy Teeth.

Observant toddler Elena sits on her mother’s lap as she scans the dental exam room. She looks at the camera, she looks at the dental tools, and she looks at Pamela Alston, DDS, director of dental health services at the Alameda Health System (AHS) Eastmont Wellness Center. Alston, who has been a general dentist [...]

2017-10-23T16:22:03+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Featured|

Free Alameda Health Fair This Saturday

ALAMEDA, CA — Alameda residents can get free flu shots and health screenings this Saturday, Oct. 21, at Alameda Hospital’s 25th annual Community Health Fair. About 40 local community, emergency and law enforcement agencies, in addition to medical staff from Alameda Hospital programs, will provide health education and screenings, dietary counseling and tips for children’s [...]

2017-10-18T21:24:31+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Categories: AHS In The News|

Fatty liver disease fastest-growing reason for transplants in young U.S. adults

By Carolyn Crist Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and its more aggressive form, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, have become the fastest-growing reasons for liver transplants in young Americans, according to a recent study. Typically, older adults experience the slow progression of fatty liver disease that is not related to alcohol but can lead ultimately to liver cirrhosis. [...]

2018-06-18T21:59:35+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

Facing the Opioid Emergency

Originally published in Oakland Magazine. By Andrea A. Firth October 16, 2017 Highland Hospital ER is seizing the moment with opioid addiction treatment. A homeless man estranged from his family and infant son. A well-groomed middle-aged businessman. A young woman and her partner. A man in his 20s, also homeless. And all addicted to [...]

2018-06-18T21:31:36+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

October 16, 2017 – Caring for Community Health and Safety at Every Age at the Alameda Health System Health Fair

Contact Lorna Fernandes lfernandes@alamedahealthsystem.org 510-506-0812 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Caring for Community Health and Safety at Every Age at the Alameda Health System Health Fair Free flu shots, bike helmets and health screenings to keep children through seniors safe and healthy Oakland, Calif.— Oct. 16, 2017 — As a committed partner who understands the health [...]

2018-07-10T19:06:05+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: AHS News Releases|

Northern California Wildfires

Governor Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency for much of Northern California due to the wildfires currently burning in Napa, Sonoma and Yuba counties. While Alameda County is not experiencing any fires, the smoke is drifting to the East Bay and many people can smell and see smoke. According to the Centers [...]

2018-06-22T19:15:16+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Categories: Latest News From AHS|

October is Safe Sleep Awareness Month

Alameda Health System loves babies so much we have an entire facility dedicated to their arrival called the Highland Hospital Family Birthing Center. While labor and delivery can be intense, AHS knows the real work starts at home. Most important for parents and caregivers is developing safe sleeping habits for baby. In 2014 about 3,500 infants died suddenly and unexpectedly in [...]

2018-06-22T19:09:04+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|