The Power of Food

As a patient centered health care organization we know that proper nutrition is vital for the health and wellbeing of our patients. In that same sentiment, we also care about the nutrition, health and wellbeing of staff, which is why Terrance Hawkins, cook at the Alameda Health System-Fairmont Hospital Cafe is such an important [...]

2018-06-23T15:55:42+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Preventing Senior Falls Can Save Lives

Seventy-year-old Wanda was startled awake on the floor of her Oakland apartment with a loud crash and a bump on her head. It was the middle of the night and she was sleep-walking. She had just tripped on her area rug, fallen and hit her head against the wall. She woke with her head [...]

2018-06-23T15:40:42+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS, Trauma|

Students of AHS HealthPATH

Meet Robynne Oliver. Robynne attends Skyline High 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. "In the past, I was kind of torn. I knew I wanted to do politics or the medical field. [...]

2018-06-26T18:27:23+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Students of AHS HealthPATH

Meet Lesly Guerra. Lesly attends MetWest High 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. “I’m a baby person. I love babies. When I was younger, I would go with my mother to her doctor [...]

2018-06-26T18:18:04+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Students of AHS HealthPATH

Meet Na'kyla Bosworth. Na'kyla attends Oakland Tech High 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. "I am a strong voice, speaking out and not sugar-coating things. I have a lot of family that have been murdered [...]

2018-06-26T17:58:52+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Students of AHS HealthPATH

Meet Alejandro Dethlefsen. Alejandro attends MetWest High 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. "It’s really different how humble it makes you, and more human because you were actually there instead of reading about [...]

2018-06-26T17:52:56+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Students of AHS HealthPATH

Meet Carlos Reales. Carlos attends Castlemont High 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. "I want to be a doctor. I got into health care to help my grandmother—she has type 2 diabetes. [...]

2018-06-26T17:44:03+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

April 28 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Alameda Health System has partnered with MED-Project, an organization dedicated to medication education and disposal, to bring medication disposal kiosks Alameda, Highland and San Leandro Hospitals. “We’re really excited to be able to provide this type of service to the community,” said Diana Thamrin, PharmD, and [...]

2018-04-25T14:49:23+00:00 April 25th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Good Karma

Having a robust volunteer program is just one of the ways Alameda Health System is transforming healthcare. It gives AHS a chance to cultivate the young minds of the future and build a deeper connection with the community. AHS has volunteers of all ages but the majority of them are students on a path towards [...]

2018-04-17T22:55:51+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

HealthPATH Opens Simulation Center

On Tuesday, April 10, HealthPATH will have a grand opening for its Health Professions Training and Education Center also referred to as a simulation center. “The simulation center is intended to provide a hands-on learning environment for HealthPATH’s pipeline programs and be an educational tool for all of Alameda Health System,” said Jessica Pitt, PhD, [...]

2018-04-05T15:57:40+00:00 April 5th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|