San Leandro & Alameda Hospital Receive 5150 Hold Designation

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors recently approved a proposal to designate Alameda Health System’s San Leandro and Alameda Hospital, the University of California Berkeley Student Health Center and the Oakland Behavioral Health Clinic as 5150 hold facilities. “Having these other facilities with the designation will reduce wait times for treatment, ensure people aren’t transferred [...]

2019-04-02T18:58:24+00:00February 21st, 2019|Categories: Featured, Latest Stories From AHS|

Step by step. Day by day.

Pam has been trying to stop abusing drugs and alcohol since 1988. Because of her battles with depression, stable housing and chronic stress, she has relapsed many times. Today, she has two years without using opiates, several months without alcohol, a place to live, and healthier ways to cope with depression due to Alameda [...]

2019-04-02T18:58:01+00:00February 21st, 2019|Categories: Featured, Latest Stories From AHS|

On the Anniversary of the Parkland High School Shooting Alameda Health System-Highland Hospital Offers “Stop-the-Bleed” Training to Oakland Unified School District

On the one year anniversary of the Parkland High School shooting that killed 17 people, staff from Alameda Health System-Highland Hospital will train Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) students and staff on how to teach others to “Stop-the-Bleed.” WHO: OUSD students and staff will be trained by Highland Hospital Level 1 Trauma Center staff on [...]

2019-03-13T20:10:24+00:00February 14th, 2019|Categories: AHS Press Releases|

Alameda Health System-Highland Hospital Selected for Program to Expand MAT for Opioid Use Disorder

Alameda Health System (AHS)-Highland Hospital is among 31 health facilities selected from across the state to participate in the California Bridge Program, an accelerated training program for healthcare providers facilitated by the Public Health Institute’s Bridge program to enhance access to around-the-clock treatment for substance use disorders. Program sites will receive funding, training, and technical [...]

2019-08-12T22:07:57+00:00February 13th, 2019|Categories: AHS Press Releases|

Congresswoman Lee Announces Maria Mendoza-Sanchez as Guest for 2019 State of the Union

Washington, DC – February 4, 2019 –  Congresswoman Barbara Lee announced that Oakland resident Maria Mendoza-Sanchez would be her guest to the 2019 State of the Union. Mendoza-Sanchez is an oncology nurse at Alameda Health System - Highland Hospital who was caught up in the Trump Administration’s harsh immigration policies and deported to Mexico in [...]

2019-02-04T23:04:57+00:00February 4th, 2019|Categories: AHS Press Releases|

Pioneers Lead the Way for the Future Generation

Jocelyn Freeman Garrick, MD, MS, attending emergency medicine physician at Alameda Health System-Highland Hospital, believes having a diverse staff can help reduce health disparities in the patient population we serve. “We have patients from many different ethnic, racial and socioeconomic backgrounds. On any given day we treat people who are from South Asia, Eastern Europe, [...]

2019-02-04T17:53:03+00:00February 4th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Latest Stories From AHS|