Match Day 2023 – AHS Welcomes a Talented New Class of Residents

Forty-three thousand medical students held their breaths in unison at 11:59 am Pacific on March 17. The suspense broke at noon when they discovered – finally – which residency program they were matched with. Match Day marks the beginning of their medical careers and sparks celebrations across the country, like these. Alameda Health System matched [...]

2023-03-22T19:22:19+00:00March 21st, 2023|Categories: Featured, Latest Stories From AHS|

Bridging Disparity Gaps for Colorectal Cancer

African American men and women are about 20% more likely to get colorectal cancer (CRC) and 40% more likely to die from it than other ethnic groups. Fortunately, CRC can be detected early through screening and that’s why Alameda Health System (AHS) started a pilot program to minimize barriers by conveniently mailing patients at-home fecal [...]

2023-03-20T23:55:55+00:00March 20th, 2023|Categories: Media Coverage of AHS|

AHS Patient Gets a New Lease on Life

During a seemingly normal fall day, a patient was brought by ambulance to the Highland Hospital emergency department at the Wilma Chan Highland Hospital Campus (WCHHC) after collapsing at home. Little did he know that it would be life altering.    “My life was forever changed,” said Alameda Health System (AHS) patient Kevin (last name [...]

2023-03-21T16:21:48+00:00March 20th, 2023|Categories: AHS Newsletter|

AHS Gynecologic Oncology Service Saves Lives

After being diagnosed with endometrial cancer at an outside hospital, Alicia Gonzales Grimaldo, a forty year-old mother of five was denied surgery due to lack of health insurance. As a result, she had given up any hope of getting the treatment she desperately needed, but that all changed when she came to the Highland Hospital [...]

2023-03-20T22:09:52+00:00March 20th, 2023|Categories: Featured, Latest Stories From AHS|

AHS Index – March, 2023

  AHS Index March 2023 | Women's History Month 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 the rate of U.S. women who died in childbirth (maternal mortality) [...]

2023-03-20T19:26:10+00:00March 20th, 2023|Categories: AHS Newsletter, Latest Stories From AHS|Tags: |

KQED Features AHS Midwife and BelovedBIRTH Black Centering Program Director Jyesha Wren

Originally published on The Bay, a KQED program. The U.S. ranks 55th in the world in maternal mortality rates. Those rates are even worse for Black women, whose maternal mortality rate is more than two times higher than any other racial or ethnic group. Patients and advocates cite lower access to quality care and racism in the [...]