Alameda Health System adds group singing and lullaby composition to perinatal care 

Carnegie Hall, Noe Music and Alameda Health System collaborate to offer the Lullaby Project to patients   OAKLAND, Calif., May 1, 2024 – Some of Alameda Health System’s newest parents will have original songs to sing to their babies this Mother’s Day: lullabies they wrote themselves.  Alameda Health System has partnered with Carnegie Hall and [...]

Battling the opioid epidemic: New research shows access to opioid use disorder treatment in emergency rooms saves lives

OAKLAND, Calif., March 26, 2024 -- Patients who receive buprenorphine for opioid use disorder (OUD) in the Emergency Department (ED) are more likely to remain engaged in treatment 30 days later. That's according to new research conducted from seven California EDs including Alameda Health System's (AHS) at the Wilma Chan Highland Hospital Campus in Oakland, Calif. Dr. Andrew Herring, emergency [...]

Why is skin disease often misdiagnosed and untreated in Black patients?

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 21, 2024 – Skin disease in people of color is under-diagnosed, often goes untreated and is more deadly, according to the latest research. For most of history, medical students studying dermatology have been shown pictures of diseases on white skin only, leading to vast inequities in how Black and brown people are [...]

2024-02-22T00:57:17+00:00February 22nd, 2024|Categories: AHS Press Releases|

David Saÿen named president of the Alameda Health System Board of Trustees

Saÿen, the former regional administrator at the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, has deep leadership expertise in the health care field and beyond OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 16, 2024 -- Alameda Health System (AHS) announced on Wednesday, Jan. 10 that David Saÿen has been named president of the AHS Board of Trustees. The board is charged with [...]

Alameda Health System’s Community Health Fair returns to Alameda Hospital; Come for free flu shots, bike helmets, and more!

Alameda, Calif. — Oct. 2, 2023 — The Community Health Fair at Alameda Hospital was an annual event for 25 years before going on hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, Alameda Health System (AHS) is pleased to announce its return. This year’s theme is disaster and emergency preparedness, and the Alameda Fire Department, Alameda [...]

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 [...]

Calling all Oakland high schoolers: Apply for Alameda Health System’s health care internship program.

Oakland, Calif. — August 7, 2023 — Oakland high schoolers are encouraged to apply for Alameda Health System’s (AHS) HealthPATH program, a workforce development initiative that prepares youth for health care careers. Applications for the Health Excellence & Academic Leadership (HEAL) internship, a HealthPATH program for high school students, will be accepted from Monday, Aug. 7 [...]

AHS studies the use of injectable buprenorphine to treat methamphetamine use disorder and opioid co-use.

June 28, 2023 – Oakland, CA –Investigators at Alameda Health System’s (AHS) Bridge Clinic are participating in a new, six-city trial of injectable buprenorphine for the treatment of methamphetamine use disorder in adults who also use opioids. This is the first study to investigate the drug’s efficacy in treating the two co-addictions simultaneously. “People who [...]

Alameda Health System Publishes the AHS COVID-19 Memory Archive

The archive features short oral history interviews with the health care workers who were on the frontline of COVID-19 in Alameda County, California. May 11, 2023 – Oakland, CA – Alameda Health System (AHS) has published an AHS COVID-19 Memory Archive to commemorate the end of the COVID-19 state of emergency on May 11, 2023. Earlier in [...]

2023-05-11T18:47:15+00:00May 11th, 2023|Categories: AHS Press Releases, Featured|Tags: |