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|

Immigrants Not Seeking Medical Care Is a Public Health Issue

Cinco de Mayo, the celebration of Mexican-American culture, reminded us that as a community, Alameda County embraces many cultures and draws strength from the diversity of our immigrants —whether newly arrived or longtime residents.  Read more.

2017-10-12T18:13:09+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Categories: AHS In The News|

Highland Hospital Helps DUI Prevention Effort for Teens

CHP Stages Mock Car Crash, Aftermath to Warn Skyline Kids of the Dangers Highland Hospital recently teamed up with the California Highway Patrol to give teenagers a vivid warning on the dangers of drinking and driving. The CHP’s “Every 15 Minutes” DUI prevention program pulls together emergency workers and health care providers, local and state [...]

2017-10-12T18:13:58+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Latest News From AHS|

Alameda Health System Reaffirms Commitment to Serving All

 AHS Board of Trustees Issues Resolution in Response to Recent Immigration Policy ChangesThe Alameda Health System (AHS) Board of Trustees has adopted a resolution reaffirming the health system's commitment to providing healthcare services for all, including vulnerable populations and the uninsured, without regard to income, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identification or citizenship.As an integrated public health [...]

2017-10-12T19:01:59+00:00 February 21st, 2017|Categories: Latest News From AHS|

Community Engagement Efforts Aim to Improve Infant Safety

Turning tragedy into action, Stefania Kaplanes, AHS trauma prevention manager, is motivated by the “saddest two hours of (each) month.” “I sit on the Alameda County Child Death Review Committee. It is the saddest two hours of the month,” Kaplanes said. “Hearing the cases motivates me to bring the best practices I learn back to [...]

2017-10-12T19:03:36+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|Categories: Latest News From AHS|

Alameda Health System Leaders Say Hospitals Are ‘Safe Spaces’ for Undocumented Immigrants

At their board meeting this evening, trustees of the Alameda Health System, which operates the county's public hospitals, affirmed that they will continue to make healthcare services available to undocumented immigrants and other populations whose care might be imperiled by the incoming Trump administration.  Read more.

2017-10-12T19:06:45+00:00 November 30th, 2016|Categories: Archive|