Alameda Health System (AHS) is an award-winning provider of world-class care with 568 beds and 600 physicians at seven major facilities throughout Alameda County, California. AHS is widely recognized for its maternal child health care, emergency and trauma care, surgery, pediatrics, orthopedics, oncology, geriatrics and many outpatient services offered to all residents of the county. 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. Its highly competitive Internal Medicine residency program attracts over 1,000 applications from around the world for only 29 residency spots. Similarly, more than 200 medical school graduates seek out Highland Hospital as a venue to complete their Emergency Medicine residencies each year, competing for only 10 residency spots.
Alameda Health System is accredited by The Joint Commission to provide acute inpatient, acute psychiatric, acute rehabilitation, and skilled nursing care.
2012 By the Numbers*
- AHS overall had 14,797 discharges.
- AHS Regional Trauma Center served 2,131 patients.
- Performed 5,060 inpatient and outpatient surgeries.
- Recognized as a provider of Maternal Child Health services with 1,098 deliveries.
- AHS provided 297,889 outpatient visits in FY 2012.
- Provided acute inpatient rehabilitation services to 22 patients per day.
- AHS provided more than 3,000 jobs in Alameda County.
- AHS provides interpreter services in 26 languages.
- AHS participated in and/or sponsored more than 60 community outreach events
- AHS provides care for 99% of all acute psychiatric emergencies in Alameda County
AHS is one of the foremost providers of acute medical rehabilitation in the country
- Stroke patients were 33% of the total rehabilitation population, compared to 22% nationwide
- Brain-injury patients were 17% of the total rehabilitation population, compared to 10% nationwide
- Multiple-trauma patients were 8% of the total rehabilitation population, compared to 2% nationwide
- Seven Centers of Excellence
- 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
*These numbers do not include San Leandro Hospital which became a member of AHS in October 2013.