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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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) [...]
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 [...]
Join Alameda Health System and their Cancer Community Collaborative to hear about their work on addressing racism-based disparities in diagnostic delays for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer for Black patients receiving care at Alameda Health System.