In the News: Alameda Health System partners with Cardea Health to save lives and ease overcrowding

Alameda Health System (AHS) has partnered with Cardea Health to provide wrap-around services and permanent supportive housing to its most vulnerable patients. Unhoused people who find themselves in AHS emergency rooms sometimes need ongoing supportive medical care after their acute needs are met. But instead, they often end up back on the street. [...]

In the news: AHS physicians offer free health screenings to Oakland’s oldest Black motorcycle club

Kim Cloud thought he was going in for a quick routine checkup a few years ago. Instead, they found prostate cancer. "I'm cancer-free because I caught it in time," said Cloud, who is vice president of the East Bay Dragons, the West Coast's oldest Black motorcycle club. It's just one of many reasons Cloud [...]

KCBS Radio highlights the Lullaby Project at AHS, where new parents sing original songs to their babies

Alameda Health System (AHS) was on KCBS Radio this week for a program that integrates group singing and lullabies into perinatal care. AHS partnered with Carnegie Hall and Noe Music to offer the Lullaby Project to perinatal patients enrolled in its Centering Pregnancy program. The Lullaby Project pairs professional musicians with expecting families. Together, they compose and sing personalized [...]

KTVU features AHS’s group singing program for perinatal patients

Alameda Health System (AHS) was featured on KTVU Channel 2 last week for a program that integrates group singing and lullabies into perinatal care. AHS partnered with Carnegie Hall and Noe Music to offer the Lullaby Project to perinatal patients enrolled in its Centering Pregnancy program. The Lullaby Project pairs professional musicians with expecting families. Together, they compose and [...]

In the news: COVID-19 detection dogs at AHS’s Park Bridge Rehabilitation and Wellness

Alameda Health System’s Park Bridge Rehabilitation and Wellness was in the news yesterday for a story about Scarlett and Rizzo, the pair of medical detection dogs working their tails off at AHS to identify COVID-19. Scarlett and Rizzo have undergone rigorous training and can test up to 300 people in a half hour with an [...]

James Jackson featured on 102.9 KBLX

James Jackson sat down with radio personality Antoine Davis to talk about serving the community he grew up in as CEO of Alameda Health System. Jackson's deep roots in Alameda County extend back to mentors who supported his path to CEO and inspire his passion for mentoring the next generation of health care leaders. Listen [...]

2024-04-01T19:48:12+00:00April 1st, 2024|Categories: Featured, Media Coverage of AHS|Tags: , , , |

Highland dermatologist changing status quo on skin diseases in Black patients

Research shows skin diseases are often overlooked in Black patients because they look different on skin of color than they do on white skin. The impact can be deadly. Alameda Health System Dermatology Chief Dr. Leon Clark is working to change that. He spoke to KTVU about his commitment to treating health disparities in Black [...]

3 strategies that are improving Black obstetric outcomes

Originally published on Modern Healthcare. Amid worsening health outcomes for Black obstetric patients, some hospitals are improving maternal care by offering midwifery support, remote monitoring of patients' vitals and educational resources. Compared with white patients, Black obstetric patients are at disproportionate risk of life-threatening conditions, like preeclampsia and postpartum hemorrhage, as well as pregnancy-related complications like preterm [...]

2024-02-29T18:10:50+00:00February 29th, 2024|Categories: Featured, Media Coverage of AHS|Tags: , , |

NPR Produces a Three-Part Series Exploring Beloved Birth Black Centering

A new three-part series from National Public Radio (NPR) explores how Beloved Birth Black Centering is empowering Black women to redefine perinatal care and implementing evidence-based strategies to eliminate racism-based disparities in Black birth experiences. Part one features Beloved Birth Black Centering Program Director Jyesha Wren, who shares data about the program’s success and why [...]

The Wilma Chan Highland Hospital Campus has a new ‘harm-reduction vending machine’

The Wilma Chan Highland Hospital Campus has a new vending machine. But instead of snacks, it’s stocked with socks, condoms, Naloxone, and hygiene basics. The harm-reduction vending machine is free and focused on reaching those who might benefit from substance use treatment services. Both the equipment facilitating safer drug use and the personal care items [...]