Newark Health Education – 5 Week Pilot Healthy Eating Class

Newark Health Education department offered a 5-week pilot healthy eating class to patients with overweight/obesity and comorbidity to help adopt healthy lifestyle habits. At the end of each class, the participants received a produce bag from Dig Deep Farms with seasonal produce. Participants also had an opportunity to make healthy, delicious no-cook recipes and fruit [...]

2023-01-04T23:16:32+00:00December 30th, 2022|Categories: Featured|

Black Employee Affinity Network Provides Tools for a Healthy Smile

Last month the Alameda Health System’s (AHS) Black Employee Affinity Network teamed up with the AHS Dental program to provide dental kits to students at REACH Academy in Oakland.   The team provided nearly 150 dental kits that included 300 toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss along with tips on how to keep teeth healthy and referral [...]

2022-12-21T21:14:52+00:00December 20th, 2022|Categories: AHS Newsletter, Featured|

AHS Supports the People of Ukraine

At Alameda Health System (AHS) the community we serve recently expanded by more than 6,000 miles to Ukraine with a donation of desperately needed antibiotics from Highland Hospital that would have otherwise gone unused.  “We were absolutely thrilled to be able to contribute to the relief efforts for Ukraine by donating   antibiotics that will directly [...]

2023-01-18T17:22:10+00:00December 20th, 2022|Categories: AHS Newsletter, Featured|

Honor Walk Ceremony Gives a Hero’s Goodbye

Alameda Health System is proud to partner with Donor West Network to help save and heal lives through organ and tissue donation and is honored to have held its first Honor Walk at the Wilma Chan Highland Hospital Campus, Highland Intensive Care Unit (ICU).   An Honor Walk takes place when a donor patient, who is [...]

2022-12-21T21:15:38+00:00December 20th, 2022|Categories: AHS Newsletter, Featured|

Depression Screening and Monitoring is Key to Well-being

At Alameda Health System (AHS) our patients’ mental, emotional and physical health are equally important and integrated components of their total health and wellbeing5.  That’s why AHS is taking a proactive and patient-centered approach to screen and monitor patients for depression.   “Depression is a common problem that has effective treatment options like medication and therapy [...]

2022-12-21T21:15:49+00:00December 20th, 2022|Categories: AHS Newsletter, Featured|

AHS Adopt-a-Family Spreads Holiday Cheer

Alameda Health System (AHS) staff and medical staff came to together to bring holiday cheer to 91 diverse and deserving families this holiday season.   With prices soaring for food, fuel and gifts, staff contributions helped alleviate stress for AHS families who struggle to meet basic needs.   “Many of the families that walk through our doors [...]

2022-12-21T21:16:00+00:00December 20th, 2022|Categories: AHS Newsletter, Featured|

AHS is Building a Healthier Community

For more than 150 years Alameda Health System (AHS) has been committed to the health and well-being of our patients and underserved community. Not only does AHS open its doors to the most vulnerable patients, but our efforts to support a healthier community extends far beyond the walls of our hospitals and wellness centers. By [...]

2022-12-21T21:16:11+00:00December 20th, 2022|Categories: AHS Newsletter, Featured|

AHS Index – December, 2022

  AHS Index December 2022 The AHS Index is a new way to look at data that illuminates a snapshot of our world today. It is intended to highlight health inequities and spark conversation, debate, and wonder.   Increase in global acts of social benevolence including donating, volunteering, and helping strangers since 2019, according to [...]

2022-12-20T02:23:07+00:00December 20th, 2022|Categories: AHS Newsletter, Featured, Latest Stories From AHS|Tags: |

The Highland Hospital Campus is Renamed The Wilma Chan Highland Hospital Campus

The renaming is in honor of the late supervisor’s dedication to Alameda County health services and health care for underserved communities. Dec. 16, 2022 – Oakland, CA – Family, friends and colleagues of the late Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan gathered at a ceremony celebrating the renaming of The Highland Hospital Campus in her honor [...]

2022-12-16T19:51:54+00:00December 16th, 2022|Categories: AHS Press Releases, Featured|Tags: |

Alameda Health System and Alameda County Public Health Department’s BElovedBIRTH Black Centering Receives The 2022 Quality Leader Award Top Honor

Oakland, CA – December 8, 2022 – Alameda Health System (AHS) received the 2022 Quality Leader Awards (QLA) Top Honor for the BElovedBIRTH Black Centering program, which is administered in partnership with the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency’s Public Health Department (ACPHD). The QLA Awards recognize one top honorary and five additional public health [...]

2022-12-09T00:34:15+00:00December 9th, 2022|Categories: AHS Press Releases, Featured|Tags: , , |