New AHS Board Member Dr. Taft Bhuket

On Tuesday, January 9, 2018, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors appointed Dr. Taft Bhuket to the Alameda Health System Board of Trustees, replacing Trustee Dr. Barry Zorthian. Bhuket is the Chief of Gastroenterology & Hepatology and the Director of the Endoscopy Unit at Alameda Health System’s Highland Hospital. Since joining the Alameda Health System [...]

2018-01-11T00:06:55+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Flu Advisory – Visitor Restrictions

Due to the severity of the current flu season, Alameda Health System is joining other local area hospitals with a visitor restriction protocol. We are committed to protecting patients and employees from respiratory infections, including the seasonal flu virus. As a precautionary measure, children under the age of 18 and any person exhibiting respiratory [...]

2018-01-10T22:16:24+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Flu Season Underway in California

Flu cases are widespread across California, including Alameda County. Public health officials recommend people get the flu shot in order to stop the spread of the illness. Flu symptoms include rapid onset of fever, chills, headache, tiredness and dry cough. Symptoms can also include vomiting and diarrhea. Antiviral drugs are an important second line of defense that [...]

2018-01-03T21:47:06+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

New Neurosurgeons at Highland Hospital

As we head into 2018, it’s with great pleasure Alameda Health System, Alameda Health Partners and the UCSF Department of Neurological Surgery, East Bay formally announce the appointments of two new neurosurgeons practicing at Highland Hospital. We’d like to welcome neurosurgery physician providers, Dr. Margaret Riordan, assistant professor of neurosurgery and Dr. Sun Ik Lee, [...]

2018-04-27T02:23:53+00:00 December 27th, 2017|Categories: Latest News From AHS, Trauma|

Food is Medicine

Food is just as essential as air, we need it to survive. Food can also have the opposite effect, instead of helping you thrive, it can kill you. According to an article in Advances in Nutrition, an international review journal, most deaths in the United States are preventable and related to nutrition. So why [...]

2017-12-27T17:17:22+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

The Hausman’s Choose Alameda Hospital

After 50 years of marriage, Audrey and Richard still take their wedding vows very seriously, especially the part that mentions, “in sickness and in health.” Right before Labor Day this year, Richard collapsed, and Audrey took him to Alameda Hospital immediately. “Richard never gets sick, so to see this happen was startling. If he [...]

2017-12-05T22:25:57+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Everybody Counts

Losing the Battle “It was the biggest thing that happened in my life. I will never get over it,” said Dr. Kathleen Clanon. “I cared for over a thousand people who died from AIDS over 10 years. In 1992 alone, we lost 200 people, that’s basically one person every other day.” Clanon recalls first reading [...]

2017-12-01T19:49:07+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Help Feed Those in Need

To kick off the holiday season, all Alameda Health System is participating in a virtual food drive. Instead of dragging those clunky cans to a bin, participate at your leisure anywhere you have internet connectivity. Your donation will go to the Alameda County Community Food Bank (ACCFB). As you know, many of AHS’ patients and members of [...]

2017-11-17T15:52:45+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

AHS Nurses Make an IMPACT on ICU

As National Hospice and Palliative Care month, November is an appropriate time to reflect on the importance of this service not just for end-of-life care, but as an extra layer of support for patients of any age who are facing serious illnesses. The focus of palliative care is to provide physical, emotional and spiritual care [...]

2017-11-08T22:54:48+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Alameda Hospital Community Health Fair Recap

On Saturday, October 21, Alameda Hospital hosted its 24th annual Community Health Fair. There were over 400 attendees and more than 20 local vendors that came out to participate in this event that included nearly 40 exhibits and activities for the entire family. A number of Alameda Hospital departments were also showcased and provided information [...]

2017-10-26T19:01:05+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Categories: Latest News From AHS|