Donation of Decontamination Kits

Donation of Decontamination Kits Helps AHS Maximize and Extend the Life of Valuable PPE As we know having enough supplies, including PPE, is critical in our efforts at Alameda Health System (AHS) to keep our staff and patients safe. As the numbers of COVID-19 cases continue to rise across California and the Bay [...]

2020-07-16T18:54:48+00:00July 16th, 2020|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Change in OMFS

Change in OMFS (Oral Maxillofacial Surgery) affiliation and new Residency Director On July 7th, 2020 AHS started a new affiliation with UCSF OMFS program under the leadership of Dr. Brian Bast, Chair of OMFS at UCSF. Under this affiliation and in collaboration with AHS, UCSF has been able to recruit four full time [...]

2020-07-15T16:49:48+00:00July 14th, 2020|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|


Ross Miller, an ER nurse at Highland Hospital took a winding road to a career in healthcare, but once he began working in Highland’s emergency room, he never looked back. I graduated from college with a degree in economics in 2008, during the recession. I found myself applying for jobs that I didn’t [...]

2020-07-07T17:15:54+00:00July 7th, 2020|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

East Bay Medical Group Announcement

We are pleased to announce that effective today, July 1, 2020, Alameda Health System (AHS) will launch the East Bay Medical Group (EBMG), the physician organization to provide services across the system within Alameda County.  The re-branded physician group combines Alameda Health Partners (AHP) and the OakCare Medical Group to strengthen the provider enterprise [...]

2020-07-01T20:34:20+00:00July 1st, 2020|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

We’re Healers

We’re mad! We’re hurting! But, we’re healers, so we won’t be stopped! Colleagues, During my adolescent years, I once fell off a play structure about 12-15ft tall and landed flat on my chest.  For a few minutes (but what felt much longer), I experienced a terribly frightening sensation of being unable to either [...]

2020-06-02T20:06:59+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Through Testing and Outreach AHS Supports Our Homeless Community During COVID-19

People experiencing homelessness are uniquely vulnerable to contracting COVID-19 and Alameda Health System (AHS), in collaboration with the county, has been at the forefront of providing much-needed care and testing. By Janet DeVor As a collaborating partner for Alameda County’s Project Roomkey, Damon Francis, MD and medical director for the AHS Health [...]

2020-05-20T15:17:17+00:00May 20th, 2020|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

First AHS Ambulatory COVID-19 Testing Site Opens at San Leandro Hospital

As part of Alameda Health System’s (AHS) comprehensive COVID-19 response and recovery plan, the system opened its first ambulatory drive-through and walk-up testing site at San Leandro Hospital (SLH) for AHS patients on Wednesday, May 13, 2020.  After being evaluated by an AHS physician, symptomatic patients who meet the criteria for COVID-19 and receive a [...]

2020-05-19T20:20:43+00:00May 19th, 2020|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Joseph Peters-A Legacy of Service and Pride

“I’m just an Oakland kid who loves his city, who loves the people in the city and has a heart for this community and wants to see young people strive and do better. It was a higher perspective that my dad offered me through his job here at Highland.” [...]

2020-05-12T17:33:23+00:00May 12th, 2020|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

A Salute to All Our Staff

As we approach Hospital Week, we want you to know how honored and grateful we are for ALL of our staff. You are the engine that makes our motor run and without you we would not be able to meet our mission of caring, healing, teaching and serving all. Today we honor YOU for all [...]

2020-05-11T18:55:46+00:00May 11th, 2020|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Strengthening Patient Experience via Technology

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 [...]

2020-04-28T22:04:09+00:00April 28th, 2020|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|