Giving the Gift of Life by Reducing Disparities in Organ Donation

Patients from communities of color make up more than half of the national waiting list for a life-saving organ transplant and yet they are the least likely to choose organ donation. For example, while 28.5% of the total candidates currently waiting for transplants are African American, they comprised only 12.9% of organ donors in [...]

2022-01-20T20:12:17+00:00January 12th, 2022|Categories: Featured|

AHS Senior Leaders Champion Workforce Diversity One Student at a Time

Alameda Health System’s (AHS) senior leadership team is helping to attract, develop and mentor a new generation of diverse health care workers by sharing their time, passion and personal career path stories. 2021-22 On-Ramp to Healthcare Careers Cohort As part of HealthPATH’s pilot internship program, On-Ramp to Health Careers, 18 community college [...]

2022-01-20T20:13:14+00:00January 11th, 2022|Categories: Featured|

Celebrating AHS Pharmacists’ Dedication to Delivering Quality Patient Care

From day one, members of the pharmacy team have been on the front lines of Alameda Health System’s (AHS) response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, they continue to demonstrate their unwavering commitment to the health and wellness of our patients and the community during a surging public health crisis.Today on National Pharmacist Day, AHS celebrates [...]

2022-01-12T16:12:49+00:00January 11th, 2022|Categories: Featured|

A Call for Unity, Health and Wellbeing

This Thursday, January 6, marks the one-year anniversary of the brazen attack on our Capitol as Electoral College votes were being counted to confirm the president of our nation. The scenes of hatred, divisiveness, violence, and rioting within the very halls of government were shocking to say the least. In the end, democracy prevailed [...]

2022-01-06T19:39:22+00:00January 6th, 2022|Categories: Featured|

2021 Reflections – The Future Looks Bright

As we approach the end of 2021, I’d like to take a moment to stop and reflect on the great work we’ve done. These past two years have been tempestuous and it’s amazing to think of all we’ve been able to accomplish during this pandemic and while it would be impossible to name all [...]

2022-01-06T19:35:40+00:00December 28th, 2021|Categories: Featured|

Delivering an Exceptional Patient Experience is a Team Effort

At Alameda Health System (AHS) patient experience is at the center of everything we do so we can provide the best quality care for our patients and the community we serve. “The patient experience is an integral component in measuring quality and includes several aspects of service that patients value when seeking and receiving [...]

2021-12-15T22:39:16+00:00December 15th, 2021|Categories: Featured|

Adopt-A-Family Brings Joy to Those in Need

Thank you for making this year’s holiday season a joyful one for 74 Alameda Health System (AHS) families. For many AHS patients that walk through our front doors, the holidays can be an especially trying time.  In addition to meeting the daily, and often difficult demands of feeding, clothing, and housing their families with [...]

2021-12-15T23:43:02+00:00December 15th, 2021|Categories: Featured|

AHS Pediatric Care Team Takes Top Honors for Childhood Immunizations

The Alameda Health System (AHS) was recently named as one of the top performers in the State for childhood immunizations by the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). This accolade is a tribute to the pediatric team who have worked tirelessly to bring children in for wellness checks and critical vaccinations during COVID-19. “This [...]

2021-12-15T23:43:43+00:00December 15th, 2021|Categories: Featured|

Transcending Language Barriers and Building Health Literacy

Going to the doctor can be an uncomfortable and intimidating experience. Imagine the fear and frustration of not being able to describe your symptoms or share your medical history to a physician or nurse because you don’t speak the same language. Language can be a major barrier to health care for the numerous Alameda [...]

2021-12-15T23:47:20+00:00December 14th, 2021|Categories: Featured|

Employee Spotlight: Dean Shold, Chief Technology Officer

He isn’t a physician or frontline health care worker, but Chief Technology Officer Dean Shold’s personal passion is helping save the lives of many Bay Area community members using recreational drugs, not  knowing they could be lethal. Shold is the co-founder of FentCheck, a non-profit that provides fentanyl test strips and education to drug [...]

2021-12-15T23:50:17+00:00December 14th, 2021|Categories: Featured|