Assistance with Patient Identification Needed Immediately Alameda Health System – Highland Hospital Seeks Public’s Help

Oakland, Calif.— February 14, 2022 — Alameda Health System needs help identifying a patient who arrived at Highland Hospital on February 07, 2022, without identification. The patient is described as a white male, 5 feet 7 inches tall, 189 lbs., brown hair, and hazel/brown eyes. He has distinctive tattoos, including: left fingers have the letters [...]

2022-06-14T22:07:35+00:00February 14th, 2022|Categories: AHS Press Releases|

Meet Our Clinical Educators

Clinical nurse educators at Alameda Health System have an important job: they make sure nurses are trained to carry out the most up-to-date best practices when caring for our patients. They also support individual professional development goals through mentorship and education. This month, we’re profiling two clinical educators who provide a sneak-peek into a [...]

2022-02-11T18:29:47+00:00February 9th, 2022|Categories: Featured|

AHS is Raising the Bar on Quality

Alameda Health System (AHS) is leading the way in quality improvements by implementing a range of innovate programs to better serve our diverse patients and communities. At the 2022 Quality Incentive Program (QIP) Annual Conference, hosted by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), four AHS senior leaders recently presented some of these [...]

2022-02-11T18:29:06+00:00February 9th, 2022|Categories: Featured|

Eliminating Disparities in Cervical Cancer Care

At Alameda Health System (AHS) we are committed to the health and wellness of the diverse communities we serve, including eliminating race-related disparities in cervical cancer care for Black women. One of the most effective ways to achieve this objective is through early detection and regular cancer screenings. On Saturday, January 29 in support [...]

2022-02-08T20:57:37+00:00February 8th, 2022|Categories: uncategorized|

Henrietta Lacks’ Immortal Impact on Modern Medicine

A Black wife and mother of five, Henrietta Lacks died of cervical cancer in 1951 and unknowingly changed the world and the future of medicine with the gift of her immortal cells named HeLa cells in her honor. Taken without her consent, a common practice at the time, Lacks' HeLa cells would become responsible [...]

2022-02-11T18:28:04+00:00February 8th, 2022|Categories: Featured|

AHS Celebrates Black History

 Black History Month is a time to honor the triumphs and struggles of African Americans throughout U.S. history. It has been celebrated every February since 1976. This year's theme, Black Health and Wellness, is aligned with our values and beliefs. African Americans have historically endured inequitable treatment at the hands of the American health [...]

2022-02-02T19:22:20+00:00February 2nd, 2022|Categories: Featured|