A place to connect and heal for mothers and birthing people

Alameda Health System’s (AHS) Growing, Glowing and Afterglow Project (GGAP) supports pregnant and post-partum mothers and birthing people with anxiety and depression and helps increase social support. The virtual six-week program is facilitated by a therapist and a community health outreach worker provides group therapy and case management for English and Spanish-speaking AHS patients. “Pregnancy [...]

2024-02-22T21:13:20+00:00February 22nd, 2024|Categories: CEO Chronicles, Featured|

From the lab to the ultramarathon trail

At Alameda Health System (AHS), where challenges are as diverse as the patients we serve, there lies a remarkable story of perseverance, resilience, and community spirit. Dr. Harris Goodman, a pathologist at AHS, not only excels in unraveling medical mysteries but also conquers the extraordinary world of ultramarathon running. His journey, marked by 23 completed [...]

2024-02-20T23:46:47+00:00February 20th, 2024|Categories: CEO Chronicles, Featured|

Returning your ballot? Here’s how.

The 2024 California primary election is on Tuesday, March 5.  Every California voter receives a vote-by-mail ballot beginning in early February. In addition to going to the polls on Election day you can return your ballot by mail or by dropping it off at a ballot drop box. Secure ballot boxes are available at the [...]

2024-02-20T16:23:49+00:00February 20th, 2024|Categories: CEO Chronicles, Featured|

Honoring the Contributions of Women Physicians at AHS

In recognition of National Women Physicians Day, celebrated on February 3, 2024, Alameda Health System (AHS) honors women physician trailblazers including our first permanent female chief medical officer (CMO), Felicia Tornabene, MD, and her executive leadership team, Porshia Mack, MD, and associate chief medical officer, ambulatory services and Andrea Wu, MD, and associate chief medical [...]

2024-02-20T15:49:41+00:00February 20th, 2024|Categories: CEO Chronicles, Featured|

Advice from an HIV-positive African American Patient

It’s unimaginable that receiving an HIV diagnosis could be something to be grateful for but Alameda Health System (AHS) patient John (name changed to protect patient privacy) believes it not only saved his life, it gave him the wake-up call he needed to start making better and healthier lifestyle choices. “I was 28 years old [...]

2024-02-20T15:44:13+00:00February 20th, 2024|Categories: CEO Chronicles, Featured, Patient Stories|

Car seat giveaway event plays a critical role in keeping toddlers safe

Alameda Health System’s (AHS) Trauma Prevention Program recently coordinated its second annual Child Passenger Seat Distribution Event at the Eastmont Wellness Center. The event, coordinated by AHS Community Injury Prevention Coordinator Stefania Kaplanes, provided free car seats along with education on how to safely install them. “We know that proper car seat use reduces [...]

2024-02-07T18:37:35+00:00January 19th, 2024|Categories: CEO Chronicles, Featured|

County Supervisor tours San Leandro Hospital to learn about services

Alameda Health System was honored to have hosted Alameda County Supervisor Lena Tam and her staff for a tour of San Leandro Hospital in early January. The tour was an opportunity to foster our relationship with the Supervisor and for AHS staff to showcase their facility and the myriad of services they provide. The Supervisor [...]

2024-02-07T18:38:04+00:00January 19th, 2024|Categories: CEO Chronicles, Featured|

AHS staff empowered to support human trafficked individuals

A newly formed Alameda Health System (AHS) Human Trafficking Task Force (HTTF) successfully held an informational education session for staff to recognize National Human Trafficking Prevention Month. The event participants were introduced to strategies to recognize, report and support suspected exploited individuals. “As a task force we felt this event was extremely important to [...]

2024-02-07T18:38:49+00:00January 19th, 2024|Categories: CEO Chronicles, Featured|

AHS takes action to alleviate blood shortage

The American Red Cross (ARC) is experiencing an emergency blood shortage as the nation faces the lowest number of people giving blood in 20 years. To help alleviate the shortage and ensure lifesaving medical procedures are not delayed Alameda Health System (AHS) held two blood drives in January. Blood donations can be used for patients [...]

2024-02-07T18:38:24+00:00January 18th, 2024|Categories: CEO Chronicles, Featured|

Registered to vote and make your voice heard!

Alameda Health System (AHS) encourages everyone to register and exercise their right to vote. The California primary election is on March 5, 2024. To participate, your registration must be postmarked or submitted electronically before February 20, 2024. If you are unsure of your registration status, you can check it here. If you have recently moved [...]

2024-01-18T22:48:35+00:00January 18th, 2024|Categories: CEO Chronicles|