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 [...]

2018-06-23T15:53:48+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 [...]

2018-06-22T20:15:40+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 [...]

2018-06-22T20:09:51+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 [...]

2018-06-22T20:07:58+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 [...]

2018-06-22T19:59:15+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 [...]

2018-06-22T19:19:17+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 [...]

2018-06-22T19:15:16+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 [...]

2018-06-22T19:09:04+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 [...]

2018-06-22T19:01:24+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Categories: Latest News From AHS|