AHS Helps Patients Butt Out

Alameda Health System (AHS) is working tirelessly to lower patients’ risk for heart attack, stroke, heart disease, lung cancer and premature death by doing one simple thing, getting patients to butt out. Smoking effects every part of the human body and strongly contributes to all of the aforementioned ailments, yet 11% of Alameda County residents [...]

2018-07-10T16:36:23+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Students of AHS HealthPATH

Meet Amal Sharif. Amal attends Lighthouse Community Charter School in Oakland and is a student in Alameda Health System's (AHS) HealthPATH program. HealthPATH is a workforce development initiative of AHS that prepares youth and young adults for healthcare careers. “My teacher encourages us to explore new career fields. You can’t just get in the hospital [...]

2018-06-11T22:50:15+00:00 June 11th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|


The headline might read like alphabet soup or a text message found in a teenager’s phone but the acronyms are actually an integral part of Alameda Health System’s (AHS) plan to address population health. Collecting race, ethnicity, and language (REAL), sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) and housing data will help AHS meet the Public [...]

2018-06-05T19:27:16+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Alameda Hospital Acts F.A.S.T. and Saves Lives with Nationally-Recognized Stroke Program

(Photo: left to right--Denise, Dr. Claudine Dutaret, Stroke Center medical director, and Tyrone, at June 2 Stroke Center reunion) Living alone in the city of Alameda, 60-year-old Craig was watching an after-dinner TV movie when the screen became blurry and he started seeing double. He got up to adjust the TV screen and immediately collapsed. [...]

2018-06-24T03:43:49+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

CenteringPregnancy Expands to Hayward Wellness Center

Alameda Health System, the Bay Area’s leading public health system, announced today the expansion of its Centering program that significantly reduces the birth rate of preterm and low weight babies to its Hayward Wellness Center in South Alameda County. The ability to serve more expectant mothers is due to a $30,000 grant from the [...]

2018-06-21T18:19:13+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

Treating Opioid Addiction in the ER

This video was published by the California Healthcare Foundation and features Andrew Herring, M.D., emergency physician at Alameda Health System-Highland Hospital. ER visits related to opioids are climbing. Typically, patients’ symptoms are treated, but the underlying disease of addiction is not. Buprenorphine, an effective addiction treatment, is now being offered by physicians in some [...]

2018-05-25T15:35:23+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Categories: Featured|

AHS—Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Every week a group of people gather at the Alameda Health System (AHS)-Hayward Wellness Center for happy hour to dance, laugh, eat and connect. The only thing missing is the cocktails. “One of AHS’s PRIME projects focuses on depression – screening, treating, and monitoring. In addition to conventional medications and counseling services, we wanted [...]

2018-05-21T22:15:02+00:00 May 21st, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Pot Breathalyzer Being Tested by Oakland Firm Could Be the Standard for Law Enforcement

Originally posted on NBC Bay Area Featuring Mike Lynn M.D., emergency physician at Alameda Health System-Highland Hospital May 16, 2018 By Sam Brock The deadly crash in Fremont is reigniting concerns over driving while stoned. Marijuana DUI arrests could jump by as much as 70 percent this year in the wake of the legalization [...]

2018-06-21T18:11:57+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

Hospital Aims to Fix Oakland Food Desert, Boost Population Health

3-minute case study: From food desert to food oasis Originally published in AthenaInsight. By Lia Novotny May 14, 2018 What innovations drive success in healthcare? Here's a tactic from a leading healthcare organization on the athenahealth network. The Problem Highland Hospital, a public hospital in the Alameda Health System that serves all [...]

2018-06-21T17:51:09+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

The Heart of a Woman

Sophie Barbant, M.D. trained cardiologist had a patient Madeleine, who had to make a tough choice, take care of her family and die or take care of herself and live. Barbant, originally from France, first met Madeleine in her role as the Director of the Cardiology Clinic at Alameda Health System-Highland Hospital. “Madeleine left Cameroon [...]

2018-05-16T15:22:04+00:00 May 15th, 2018|Categories: Featured|