Alameda Health System (AHS) is an award-winning provider of world-class care with 568 beds and 800 physicians at eight facilities located throughout Alameda County, California. AHS is widely recognized for its cardiology, emergency and trauma care, maternal child health, surgery, orthopedics, gastroenterology, and senior health (geriatrics) services. It is a major regional trauma center as well as a nationally recognized teaching institution affiliated with the renowned University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine. AHS’s highly competitive Emergency Medicine residency program attracts 800 applicants each year, competing for 10 residency spots. Similarly, the Surgery residency program attracts 550 applicants for seven positions, and the Internal Medicine residency program receives 1,400 applications from around the world for 29 residencies. Alameda Health System is accredited by The Joint Commission to provide acute inpatient, acute psychiatric, acute rehabilitation, and skilled nursing care.
FY 2013 By the Numbers*
- AHS overall had 14,605 inpatient discharges.
- Served 94,755 emergency room patients
- Regional Trauma Center at Highland Hospital served 2,080 patients
- Cared for 12,759 psychiatric emergency patients
- Performed 5,456 inpatient and outpatient surgeries.
- Recognized as a provider of Maternal Child Health services with 1,080 deliveries.
- AHS provided 311,330 outpatient visits in FY 2012.
- AHS provides interpreter services in 26 languages.
- AHS participated in and/or sponsored more than 70 community outreach events
- AHS provides care for 99% of all acute psychiatric emergencies in Alameda County
- AHS provided more than 3,800 jobs in Alameda County
AHS is one of the foremost providers of acute medical rehabilitation in the country
- Stroke patients were 35% of the total rehabilitation population, compared to 22% nationwide
- Brain-injury patients were 16% of the total rehabilitation population, compared to 10% nationwide
- Multiple-trauma patients were 12% of the total rehabilitation population, compared to 4% nationwide
- Designated as “Baby Friendly” by the World health Organization and UNICEF
- Cardiovascular team earned a STEMI Receiving Center designation – first hospital in Alameda County to earn the designation in 10 years
- “Always Events” recognition for the Patient Care Technician Program
- National Emergency Medicine Clinical Pathology Case Competition Winner
- CAPH/Safety Net Institute Quality Leaders Award for improving sepsis care
Seven Centers of Excellence
- Emergency and Trauma Services
- Maternal-Child Health
- Senior Health
*These numbers do not include San Leandro Hospital which became a member of AHS in October 2013.