Alameda Health System’s Dr. Jenny Cohen has cared for her 75-year-old patient for more than five years. Diagnosed with cancer, the patient was now receiving hospice care. On their March 23 telephone visit, Dr. Cohen discovered the cancer was getting worse and she worried she would not be able to see her patient in [...]
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African-American Women Are Dying From Pregnancy-Related Complications At A Much Higher Rate Than Other Races.#BMHW20
This Black Maternal Health Week (#BMHW20) we want to sound the alarm and raise awareness to the disparities in black maternal health and share what Alameda Health System (AHS) is doing to help address these disparities in maternal health. The black community is facing a health crisis that isn't gaining enough attention. Black [...]
Recently, AHS providers gathered to discuss cultural rigor and reproductive justice and how they impact OB-GYN services for black women. Dr. Karen Scott, Associate Professor and OB/GYN Hospitalist with the University of California San Francisco led the conversation that drove attendees to look at health care practices and how they may be contributing to [...]
From The Military War Zone to The CoronaVirus Front Line One of our own was recently featured by Good Morning America by a patient that she had cared for in the past. Fourteen years ago, Nurse Debra Muhl, was better recognized as Lieutenant Colonel Deborah Muhl. She was a highly decorative Air [...]
“..THANK YOU FOR YOUR DEDICATION, BRAVERY, HARD WORK AND COMMITMENT..” Dear Doctors, Today is National Doctors’ Day. I am taking this opportunity to thank you for your dedication, bravery, hard work and commitment during this unprecedented time. It is beyond imagination how our world has changed in less than a few weeks, [...]
Alameda Health System appreciates the overwhelming support from members of our community. It is currently accepting supplies for use by hospital and clinic staff at Alameda Hospital, Fairmont Hospital & Rehabilitation Center, Highland Hospital, John George Psychiatric Hospital, San Leandro Hospital and its Wellness Centers. Donations can be delivered to Fairmont Hospital, Central Supply Service, [...]
As the number of COVID-19 cases rise in the United States and in the Bay Area., AHS has been preparing should we receive an influx of patients at our acute-care hospitals. We’ve worked with regulatory agencies to be able to open alternate COVID-19 sites at Alameda, Highland and San Leandro hospitals. Highland Hospital has [...]
If you or a family member have recently traveled to an area of risk, or if you think you may have been exposed to the virus and have symptoms of respiratory illness, you should contact your health care provider right away.
Dr. Deborah Ellis is taking a pound of cure these days, because she delayed the ounce of prevention longer than she should have. “I am a champion for screening. When you are told by your physician to get screened, get it done. Make no excuses. Do [...]