Alameda Post features Eddie’s Place, a medically supported shelter for unhoused patients

An article published today in the Alameda Post highlights Alameda Health System's (AHS) partnership with Cardea Health to run a medically supported shelter in Alameda for unhoused patients. Eddie’s Place opened at the Marina Village Inn in May 2023 and has already served more than 100 patients. The program is designed to provide care to [...]

2023-07-25T20:47:32+00:00July 25th, 2023|Categories: Featured, Media Coverage of AHS|Tags: , , |

Support the Backpack and School Supply Drive!

Help support locals schools via school supply drives for neighborhood schools close to Alameda Health System facilities!  Click on the links below for individual flyers for each specific facility to donate to.   Alameda Hospital—Paden Elementary Eastmont Wellness—REACH Academy Fairmont Hospital—Halkin Elementary Hayward Wellness—Cherryland Elementary Highland Hospital—Bella Vista Elementary John George Psychiatric Hospital—Halkin Elementary Newark [...]

2023-07-25T18:35:11+00:00July 21st, 2023|Categories: Featured, Latest Stories From AHS|

State Treasurer Tours Wilma Chan Highland Hospital Campus

We are honored to have hosted California State Treasurer Fiona Ma for a tour at the Wilma Chan Highland Hospital Campus (WCHHC) in early July. The tour was an opportunity to showcase our facility and for the Treasurer to learn more about the essential services provided at the WCHHC. Treasurer Ma shared she was excited [...]

Eliminating the Dangers of Distracted Driving

As you hit the open road this summer with your family and friends remember to stay safe by avoiding distractions. Your safe driving habits can make a difference in saving lives, including your own, those traveling with you and those sharing the road. “As emergency room and trauma nurses, all of us have cared for [...]

Advancing Outpatient Behavioral Health Equity

Ensuring that every patient has equal opportunity to achieve optimal mental health and wellbeing is the cornerstone of Alameda Health System’s (AHS) outpatient behavioral health services (OBHS) at the Wilma Chan Highland Hospital Campus (WCHHC) and Fairmont Rehabilitation and Wellness. “The collective goal of our OBHS staff is to create a compassionate, equitable and culturally [...]

AHS Index July 2023

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, outrage, and wonder. Years that affirmative action was a legal precedent in college admissions decisions: 45 Increase in college enrollments of Black students [...]

2023-07-25T18:23:40+00:00July 21st, 2023|Categories: Featured, Latest Stories From AHS, uncategorized|

AHS Participates in Bay Area Abortion Rights Coalition

On June 24, the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization overturned the constitutional right to abortion. Alameda Health System (AHS), as the safety-net provider in California's second-largest metropolitan area, plays a crucial role in protecting, strengthening, and expanding abortion care services. AHS Board President, Kinkini Banerjee, participated in a panel of [...]

AHS CEO James Jackson Speaks to KTVU About Rising Gun Violence

AHS CEO James Jackson spoke with KTVU Thursday night about the growing gun violence crisis, which has significantly worsened since 2020. The interview comes after a bloody July 4 weekend that saw numerous mass shootings around the nation, including one locally in Hayward, Calif. On July 5, a group of U.S. lawmakers sent a letter [...]

2023-07-13T23:31:50+00:00July 7th, 2023|Categories: Featured, Media Coverage of AHS|Tags: , , |

Substance Use Treatment Program Graduation

AHS's Substance Use Treatment Program has established an impressive legacy spanning over 25 years. Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, this year marked the program's second in-person graduation. Our dedicated team of therapists, navigators, case managers, childcare coordinators, community health outreach workers, substance use counselors, and administrative professionals collaborates to provide unwavering support to [...]