Don’t Spread Flu this Holiday Season!

The holiday season and Fall weather bring indoor social gatherings and the perfect combination to spread the flu. Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness that can cause mild to severe illness. A bad case of the flu can result in hospitalization or even death. Because flu viruses are unpredictable and can change over time, everyone [...]

2023-10-09T18:48:28+00:00October 9th, 2023|Categories: AHS Newsletter, Featured|

New Technology Solution for Advancing Patient-Centered Care

At Alameda Health System (AHS), we continue to be thoughtful about our ongoing commitment for identifying the right patients at the right time for the most appropriate coordinated care. Thanks to the recent implementation of Compass Rose, a comprehensive care management module in Epic, our community health teams are now better equipped to improve our [...]

2023-10-09T19:12:00+00:00October 9th, 2023|Categories: AHS Newsletter, Featured|

Black Maternal Health is a Family Legacy

Beloved Birth Black Centering, the innovative group perinatal care program by and for Black birthing people, celebrated its third-year anniversary with a red-carpet bash in downtown Oakland on Oct. 2. The program, which is delivered by Alameda Health System (AHS), the Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD), and the Beloved Birth Collective, provides group perinatal [...]

2023-10-09T23:50:51+00:00October 9th, 2023|Categories: AHS Newsletter, 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]