The Gift of Compassion

It would have been easier to do nothing, but Debbie Parish’s compassion drove her to move mountains to make a patient’s last days with a loved one possible. Friday, Bill was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) and was told he only had a few days to live. Saturday, Bill found out his husband [...]

2018-07-02T15:48:05+00:00 June 29th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

AHS Helps Patients Butt Out

Alameda Health System (AHS) is working tirelessly to lower patients’ risk for heart attack, stroke, heart disease, lung cancer and premature death by doing one simple thing, getting patients to butt out. Smoking effects every part of the human body and strongly contributes to all of the aforementioned ailments, yet 11% of Alameda County residents [...]

2018-07-10T16:36:23+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

June 19, 2018 – Alameda Health System Trauma Prevention Team Helps to Reduce Children’s Injuries from Automobiles and Bicycles at Safe Kids Day Community Fair

Contact Lorna Fernandes lfernandes@alamedahealthsystem.org 510-506-0812 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alameda Health System Trauma Prevention Team Helps to Reduce Children’s Injuries from Automobiles and Bicycles at Safe Kids Day Community Fair Oakland, Calif. — June 19, 2018—In a continued effort to prevent trauma incidents among children in Alameda County, Alameda Health System’s trauma prevention team will [...]

2018-07-10T19:18:06+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Categories: AHS News Releases|

Students of AHS HealthPATH

Meet Amal Sharif. Amal attends Lighthouse Community Charter School in Oakland and is a student in Alameda Health System's (AHS) HealthPATH program. HealthPATH is a workforce development initiative of AHS that prepares youth and young adults for healthcare careers. “My teacher encourages us to explore new career fields. You can’t just get in the hospital [...]

2018-06-11T22:50:15+00:00 June 11th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

AHS Gets REAL SOGI

The headline might read like alphabet soup or a text message found in a teenager’s phone but the acronyms are actually an integral part of Alameda Health System’s (AHS) plan to address population health. Collecting race, ethnicity, and language (REAL), sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) and housing data will help AHS meet the Public [...]

2018-06-05T19:27:16+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Alameda Hospital Acts F.A.S.T. and Saves Lives with Nationally-Recognized Stroke Program

(Photo: left to right--Denise, Dr. Claudine Dutaret, Stroke Center medical director, and Tyrone, at June 2 Stroke Center reunion) Living alone in the city of Alameda, 60-year-old Craig was watching an after-dinner TV movie when the screen became blurry and he started seeing double. He got up to adjust the TV screen and immediately collapsed. [...]

2018-06-24T03:43:49+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|