Women’s Health Day

Women often spend much of their time helping others and they don't make time for their own health and wellbeing. During our current pandemic, many of our identifying female patients may not have been available to get their cervical and breast screenings.  AHS Hayward Wellness Clinic and Newark Wellness Clinic invite YOU to take [...]

2021-10-15T20:43:35+00:00October 15th, 2021|Categories: Featured|

From Our CEO: Doing Our Part to Keep Communities Healthy

With the Thanksgiving holiday right around the corner, I’m already taking steps to ensure my guests and I are safe this holiday season. Not only have I received my COVID-19 shots, including the booster, but I also received my annual flu vaccine. As someone who works in health care, I find it important to do [...]

2021-10-12T20:55:35+00:00October 12th, 2021|Categories: Featured|

Free Community Flu Shot Clinic at Alameda Hospital

Flu Clinic at Alameda Hospital - 2020 Free Community Flu Shot Clinic at Alameda Hospital Alameda Health System  is hosting a free community flu shot clinic on Saturday, October 23, 9 a.m. - noon, while supplies last at Alameda Hospital Each fall the flu returns to our community and brings with it [...]

2021-10-12T23:35:19+00:00October 12th, 2021|Categories: Featured|

Employee Spotlight: Lin Velasquez – AHS Director of Talent Management

Every employee is a leg of the table and together we hold it up. Maybe our roles and responsibilities are different, but we can’t do one without the other. Everyone is important. I think it is an honor to serve a community of the uninsured or underinsured. How we do [...]

2021-10-12T20:42:39+00:00October 12th, 2021|Categories: Featured|

A Personal Journey to Reduce Health Care Barriers in the Hispanic Community

One afternoon an elderly Hispanic couple timidly approached Juan Hurtado, an Alameda Health System (AHS) Health Advocate volunteer at AHS-Highland Hospital. Juan Hurtado, Health Advocate Coordinator, Care Management They were visibly upset and carried a letter and medical bill. They thought they may owe money to AHS but couldn’t understand the documents [...]

2021-10-13T17:52:15+00:00October 12th, 2021|Categories: Featured|

AHS Honored by ACS for Advancing Health Equity in Cancer Care

Alameda Health System’s (AHS) integrated breast cancer care team were honored at this year’s American Cancer Society (ACS) East Bay Gala for their outstanding efforts in helping to reduce disparities in breast cancer care for the patients and communities we serve. The Gala took place Thursday, October 7, 2021. The ACS recognized the team [...]

2021-10-13T21:04:44+00:00October 12th, 2021|Categories: Featured|

Halloween and Día de los Muertos

Alameda County and the City of Berkely issued guidance for commonly celebrated Halloween and Día de los Muertos observances. These activities carry risk for spreading COVID-19. Limit yourself to small gatherings and implement extra safety measures, especially when everyone is not vaccinated. To help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19: Get fully vaccinated, Stay [...]

2021-10-08T18:36:38+00:00October 8th, 2021|Categories: Featured|

AHS Leaders are Committed to Listening, Learning and Taking Action

  In August Kristine Claire (KC) Yallico a clinical laboratory scientist supervisor at Alameda Health System-Highland Hospital saw an opportunity to maximize the beautiful outdoor courtyard space for employees to eat outdoors without having to sit on the concrete or grass.Yallico took the initiative to share her idea on the weekly leadership desktop chat and sent [...]

2021-09-16T19:24:53+00:00September 15th, 2021|Categories: Featured|

From our CEO: Beating Burnout by Creating a Culture of Health and Wellbeing

Day after day our dedicated Alameda Health System (AHS) staff continue to provide support, hope and exceptional care for our patients and communities.  Even during these incredibly challenging times the courage, commitment and compassion you bring to serving all is truly awe-inspiring. I want to express my sincere gratitude for everything you do, and [...]

2021-09-15T18:28:32+00:00September 14th, 2021|Categories: Featured|

AHS joins USOAC for Some Healthy Living!

Each year thousands of seniors celebrate Healthy Aging Month and take action to improve their quality of life at the United Seniors of Oakland and Alameda County (USOAC) Healthy Living Festival. Over the years Alameda Health System (AHS) has supported these kinds of worthwhile efforts that empower older adults to make healthy choices. The [...]

2021-09-16T19:29:45+00:00September 14th, 2021|Categories: Featured|