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: , , |

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: , , |

AHS Bridge Clinic Director Dr. Andrew Herring is Featured on NBC Bay Area News

One in five deaths in California among 15 to 24-year-olds is now fentanyl related. Since 2017, deaths by fentanyl are up 1,027%, according to the latest data from California Health Policy Strategies. Alameda Health System physician Dr. Andrew Herring is on the frontlines of the fentanyl epidemic in the Bay Area. As co-founder of CA [...]

2023-06-06T22:10:13+00:00June 6th, 2023|Categories: Featured, Media Coverage of AHS|Tags: , , |

Morning Edition (NPR) Features The AHS COVID-19 Memory Archive

Alameda Health System CEO James Jackson spoke to Morning Edition (NPR/KQED) about The AHS COVID-19 Memory Archive. Listen to the clip to learn more about this archive of short oral history interviews, memories, and materials that reflect AHS’s experience of the COVID-19 pandemic, as described by the frontline workers, physicians, nurses, administrators, telephone operators, chaplains, [...]

The Oaklandside Features AHS’s COVID-19 Memory Archive

Launched the day the national COVID emergency was lifted, the multimedia project chronicles the experiences of health care workers during the pandemic’s toughest days. Originally published on The Oaklandside. Anh Ho, an EKG technician at the Wilma Chan Highland Hospital Campus in East Oakland, has not forgotten what it felt like to contract COVID-19 for [...]

2023-05-26T08:07:55+00:00May 16th, 2023|Categories: Media Coverage of AHS|Tags: , |

Bridging Disparity Gaps for Colorectal Cancer

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 [...]

2023-03-20T23:55:55+00:00March 20th, 2023|Categories: Media Coverage of AHS|

KQED Features AHS Midwife and BelovedBIRTH Black Centering Program Director Jyesha Wren

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 [...]

Five Lessons Learned as the CIO of a Safety Net Organization

Originally published on EpicShare. By Mark D. Amey, MBA, Chief Information Officer at Alameda Health System Alameda Health System (AHS) is a public, integrated health care provider that delivers equitable, compassionate, and culturally sensitive care to the most vulnerable populations in Alameda County, regardless of social and financial barriers. As a safety net health system [...]

2023-02-28T01:57:45+00:00February 28th, 2023|Categories: Featured, Media Coverage of AHS|Tags: , , , |

Top health official hopes to take local ‘food for medicine’ program nationwide.

Originally published on CBS News. OAKLAND - U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra was at Wilma Chan Highland Hospital in Oakland on Friday morning to hear how Alameda County has been at treating, preventing and reversing disease by prescribing more vegetables, altering patients behavior and training providers. Federal officials now want to [...]

‘It just looks like people dying’: Oakland’s meth crisis is growing at an alarming rate.

Originally published on The Oaklandside.  By Robin Buller. Health experts and social workers say meth use and harms associated with it are rising fast and treatment options are limited. In an older wing of Oakland’s historic Wilma Chan Highland Hospital Campus, a patient waits on an examination table. He is there to receive a monthly [...]

2023-02-28T03:07:43+00:00February 16th, 2023|Categories: Featured, Media Coverage of AHS|Tags: , |