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|

New AHS Board Member Louis Chicoine

On October 25, 2017, the Alameda Health System announced that Louis Chicoine, executive director for Abode Services, has been appointed to the AHS Board of Trustees for a three-year term. “I am very pleased to welcome Louis Chicoine to the AHS board,” said Michele Lawrence, AHS board president. “In his current role, Mr. Chicoine has [...]

2017-10-26T17:06:53+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Categories: Latest News From AHS|

Northern California Wildfires

  Governor Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency for much of Northern California due to the wildfires currently burning in Napa, Sonoma and Yuba counties. While Alameda County is not experiencing any fires, the smoke is drifting to the East Bay and many people can smell and see smoke. According to the Centers [...]

2017-10-18T19:20:58+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Categories: Latest News From AHS|

October is Safe Sleep Awareness Month

Alameda Health System loves babies so much we have an entire facility dedicated to their arrival called the Highland Hospital Family Birthing Center. While labor and delivery can be intense, AHS knows the real work starts at home. Most important for parents and caregivers is developing safe sleeping habits for baby. In 2014 about 3,500 infants died suddenly and unexpectedly in the [...]

2017-10-12T22:23:29+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

CARF recognizes Fairmont Acute Rehabilitation for Excellence

Alameda Health System, a leading public health care provider, today announced the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International has accredited AHS Fairmont Acute Rehabilitation for two Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs focusing on adult hospital care and adult stroke specialty care. CARF issued a three-year accreditation to the two Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs at the San [...]

2017-10-04T13:35:21+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Categories: Latest News From AHS|

Sanchez Family’s GoFundMe Raises More Than $20,000 for the Children Left Behind

Support Maria Mendoza-Sanchez family. The Highland Hospital residents’ GoFundMe account, created on Monday to assist nurse Maria Mendoza-Sanchez and her family, has raised over $21,370. Mendoza-Sanchez, a nurse in the Highland Hospital telemetry-oncology department for two years, left Wednesday night. In a letter to staff, Mendoza-Sanchez thanked her “Highland Hospital family” for their support. “Although, [...]

2017-10-12T18:08:10+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Categories: Latest News From AHS|

Congresswoman Barbara Lee tours Highland Hospital’s new Acute Care Tower

Oakland, Calif. – August 3, 2017 – Congresswoman Barbara Lee toured Highland Hospital’s newly designated adult Level 1 Trauma Center to learn more about the services provided to East Bay residents, and to highlight devastating impacts to those services if the Affordable Care Act is repealed. “I am truly pleased with the high-quality service being [...]

2017-10-04T13:34:32+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Latest News From AHS|