Encourage more African-American moms to breastfeed

Originally published in the East Bay Times August 22, 2019 By, Kevin Scott-Smith, MD Opinion: Encourage more African-American moms to breastfeed Reduce baby’s chances of obesity and diabetes; lower mom’s chances of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, heart disease The health care industry moves with ardent enthusiasm to data and evidence-based care and applauds itself [...]

2019-08-22T17:43:04+00:00 August 22nd, 2019|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

AHS HealthPATH Hosts Second Young Men of Color Cohort

Alameda Health System strives to provide culturally competent care and to align programing and resources to meet the needs of the diverse communities we serve. Our HealthPATH program, which includes a collection of pipeline and workforce development programs, work with teaching institutions in the community to expose young people to health careers and inspire them [...]

2019-08-22T17:15:22+00:00 August 14th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Two AHS Wellness Centers Receive Grant to Treat Opioid Use Disorders in Primary Care

Alameda Health System (AHS) Highland and Eastmont Wellness Centers each received a $50,000 grant to address opioid addiction. The “Addiction Treatment Starts Here: Primary Care” grant funding was from the Center for Care Innovation to increase medication assisted treatment (MAT) in primary care for patients with opioid use disorder (OUD). “We want to make sure [...]

2019-06-28T16:02:04+00:00 June 28th, 2019|Categories: Featured|

Opinion: Why Alameda Health System Needs More Funding

Shifts in fiscal landscape creates threat of severe cuts to health care treatments Originally published in The Mercury News By Joe DeVries, Alameda Health System Board President | June 12, 2019 Across the state, public hospitals and health systems operate under highly challenging financial circumstances and are faced with the herculean task of developing financial [...]

2019-06-12T15:27:43+00:00 June 12th, 2019|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

Committed Physician Recruits Young People to Diversify Health Care Workforce

Originally published on California Health Care Foundation MAY 16, 2019 By Heather Stringer Like all emergency department physicians, Jocelyn Freeman Garrick, MD, treats patients suffering from broken bones, chest pain, infections, and a host of other ailments. But she also makes time for a second, unpaid job that sets her apart from her peers: The [...]

2019-05-17T14:37:28+00:00 May 17th, 2019|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

Treating Opioid Addiction in the Emergency Department

Originally Published in the Association of American Medical Colleges News Tuesday, May 14, 2019 By Beth Howard In a novel approach, ED doctors at several teaching hospitals treat more than overdose symptoms. They start patients on the road to recovery. When Anna Wilson* was hospitalized with blood clots in her lungs at age 16, she [...]

2019-05-14T20:07:47+00:00 May 14th, 2019|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

A Mother’s Love

Our mothers often make sacrifices to be sure we thrive. Shamon Blue loved her career as a benefits administrator at AHS, but was ready to quit her job to be by her son’s bedside after he was born prematurely. With an understanding supervisor, she was able to reduce her hours, keep her benefits and be [...]

2019-05-06T22:27:52+00:00 May 6th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Sambo Ly: Survivor, Translator, Storyteller

Sambo Ly was silenced during her adolescent years and she has made it her life’s work to speak for those who cannot. She is a survivor of the brutal Khmer Rouge Regime that lasted from 1975-1979 in Cambodia. During this time, millions of Cambodians were murdered if they were believed to be educated, connected to [...]

2019-04-30T17:51:54+00:00 April 30th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Black Maternal Health Week

Kalayjah Harris delivered her baby at the Alameda Health System-Family Birthing Center, her daughter A’Rorri, is now 4 months old. Harris participated in the CenteringPregnancy® group led by AHS midwives. Below is her maternity experience in her own words. “It’s great to be a mom. A’Rorri is full of laughter and she’s just amazing. When [...]

2019-04-11T18:19:52+00:00 April 10th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Charlotte Wills, MD, Receives Residency Director of the Year Award

Charlotte Wills, MD, is the 2019 recipient of the Residency Director of the Year Award. This honor was received from the Emergency Medicine Residents' Association (EMRA). The award recognizes a residency director who serves as a role model for residents and exemplifies those qualities residents value in a mentor. According to her residents, Wills goes [...]

2019-04-02T15:20:43+00:00 April 9th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|