Dr. Andrew Herring speaks to The San Francisco Chronicle about vaccines for substance use disorder

Dr. Andrew Herring. “If we have an expensive research product that’s only available to a small number of people, that’s not going to move the needle,” said Dr. Andrew Herring, medical director of the Alameda Health System Bridge Clinic. “I love anything spent on trying to figure out this disease and think it’s [...]

Alameda Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility is on Newsweek’s 2024 List of America’s Best Nursing Homes

Oakland, Calif. — Sept. 27, 2023 — Alameda Health System’s skilled nursing facility in Alameda, CA has been recognized on Newsweek’s 2024 list of America’s Best Nursing Homes. This prestigious award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The awards list was announced today, Sept. 27, 2023, [...]

Beloved Birth Black Centering Presents: An evening with ‘Earth Mama’ leading actor, Tia Nomore

The 3rd Anniversary Party for Beloved Birth Black Centering will feature a screening of A24's 'Earth Mama,' plus a conversation with Beloved alumni and the film's star Tia Nomore and Black maternal health equity leaders.  Oakland, Calif. — Sept. 20, 2023 — Oakland-born rapper, actress, and activist Tia Nomore will join Black maternal health leaders at [...]

Happy International Healthcare Simulation Week!

From September 18-22 we join medical facilities across the world in celebrating Healthcare Simulation Week! This global effort recognizes health care professionals who use simulation to improve the safety, effectiveness, and efficacy of health care delivery. Read some celebratory messages from some of our AHS Simulation Center staff below:   Jordan Mullings, MD The Sim [...]

2023-09-15T23:09:04+00:00September 18th, 2023|Categories: Featured|

Alameda County Supervisors Lena Tam and Elisa Márquez Tour Wilma Chan Highland Hospital Campus

We are honored that County Supervisors Lena Tam and Elisa Márquez toured the Wilma Chan Highland Hospital Campus (WCHHC) in August. The Supervisors were excited to have connected with our staff and learn more about the services provided at the WCHHC. Following the tour, we had an engaging discussion about public health system financing led [...]

San Leandro Hospital Health Care Heroes Deliver Miracle Baby

It’s not often that the San Leandro Hospital (SLH) emergency department (ED) staff is called on to deliver a baby. In fact, they primarily see older patients experiencing heart attacks, strokes and general medical complaints. That all changed in the Summer of 2023 when not only did the team on duty deliver a healthy baby [...]

AHS Index September 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. Percent of U.S. medical students who have at least one parent who is a physician: 20 Of U.S. medical students [...]

2023-09-11T17:25:08+00:00September 11th, 2023|Categories: Featured, Latest Stories From AHS, uncategorized|

Hands-on Medical Experience for Local Youth

Estefania Estrada knew she wanted to join Alameda Health System’s (AHS) HealthPATH On-Ramp to Health Careers college internship but English is her second language, and she was intimidated by the essay portion of the application. With the help of a community college mentor, Estrada pushed through her nerves, hit the submit button, and – to [...]

Building Nursing Pipelines to Better Serve Our Community

At Alameda Health System (AHS) improving health equity is central to our vision for optimizing the health of our diverse and vulnerable community.  One of the ways AHS is working to close the health disparities gap is through working with the University of San Francisco School of Nursing and Health Professions (USF SONHP) to launch [...]

Giving Back by Lifting Up the Next Generation of Health Care Professionals

There is a Ghanian concept, called Sankofa that centers around making positive progress as a community by helping others and lifting them up. For Dr. Jamal Jefferson, emergency medicine, Sankofa is not only a concept that guides his approach to life, it is something he puts into practice as a volunteer mentor for Alameda Health [...]