National Donate Life Month

National Donate Life Month is celebrated each April to recognize and honor the generosity of those who have saved lives by becoming organ, eye, and tissue donors. In collaboration with Donor Network West, Alameda Health System (AHS) provides care to patients, families and our community in order to provide these generous gifts. In 2022, AHS [...]

2023-04-11T16:27:09+00:00April 11th, 2023|Categories: AHS Newsletter|

Soul of Spring – May 20

Soul of Spring is an inspirational musical and foodie event taking place on Saturday, May 20, 2023, at The Bridge Yard Oakland, a gateway to Oakland history with sweeping waterfront views in a striking indoor and outdoor setting. We're thrilled to have four-time Grammy nominated Patrice Rushen as our featured entertainer for our event. Soul [...]

2023-04-12T17:31:23+00:00April 11th, 2023|Categories: AHS Newsletter, Featured|

AHS Volunteers Are Making a Difference Every Day

At Alameda Health System (AHS) our more than 130 active volunteers lend their time, talent and voice to make a difference in the lives of our patients and support our vision to be a world-class patient- and family-centered system of care. “Our volunteers embody our mission by helping to create the ideal patient experience,” said [...]

2023-04-12T17:16:10+00:00April 11th, 2023|Categories: AHS Newsletter, Featured|

Meet Our Employees of the Quarter

Alameda Health System (AHS) recognizes employees who go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure we are providing quality care and outstanding service with the Exceptional STAR (Service Team Award Recipient) Award. The following awardees have been nominated by their colleagues for demonstrating an unwavering willingness to help others with professionalism and enthusiasm. [...]

2023-04-11T20:00:39+00:00April 11th, 2023|Categories: AHS Newsletter|

AHS Index – Black Maternal Health Week | April, 2023

AHS Index April 2023 | Black Maternal Health Week 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) in [...]

2023-04-11T15:38:31+00:00April 11th, 2023|Categories: AHS Newsletter, Latest Stories From AHS|Tags: |

Providing More Access to Health

Not only is breast milk nutritious, economical, and accessible, research shows that breastfeeding significantly reduces a baby’s chances of obesity and diabetes, and lowers mom’s chances of breast cancer, ovarian cancer and heart disease. It is recommended to breast feed for the first 6 months of a new baby’s life, however, women of color and [...]

2023-04-12T17:20:25+00:00April 11th, 2023|Categories: AHS Newsletter, Featured|

Building an Innovative Hands-On Learning Experience

As a leading medical training institution, Alameda Health System (AHS) continues to develop innovative learning opportunities like the new oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS) resident simulation program. “Educating the next generation of oral and maxillofacial surgeons can be an intimidating task,” said Ricardo Lugo, DDS, MD and division chief for oral and maxillofacial surgery at [...]

2023-10-17T22:49:38+00:00April 11th, 2023|Categories: AHS Newsletter, Featured|