AHS Gynecologic Oncology Service Saves Lives

After being diagnosed with endometrial cancer at an outside hospital, Alicia Gonzales Grimaldo, a forty year-old mother of five was denied surgery due to lack of health insurance. As a result, she had given up any hope of getting the treatment she desperately needed, but that all changed when she came to the Highland Hospital [...]

2023-03-20T22:09:52+00:00March 20th, 2023|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

CBS News Highlights How BelovedBIRTH Black Centering Helps New Moms Thrive

CBS Bay Area News follows BelovedBIRTH Black Centering patient Sabrina as she maneuvers pregnancy, perinatal care, and new motherhood. Featuring Alameda Health System (AHS) midwife and BelovedBIRTH program director Jyesha Wren, this segment calls attention to racial disparities in Black maternal health and how Black-centered care is helping moms and babies thrive. Watch the full [...]

2023-03-18T00:47:48+00:00March 18th, 2023|Categories: AHS In The News, AHS Newsletter, Featured|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

2023-03-17T23:40:42+00:00March 17th, 2023|Categories: AHS In The News, AHS Newsletter, Featured|Tags: , , |

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: AHS In The News, Featured|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 [...]

Take Care of Your Heart

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, claiming the lives of more than 650,000 people each year and disproportionately impacting communities of color. African Americans are 30% more likely to die from heart disease than whites. While these are sobering statistics that directly impacts the community Alameda Health System (AHS) [...]

2023-02-22T16:27:14+00:00February 17th, 2023|Categories: AHS Newsletter, Featured|

Alameda Health System’s Palliative Care Receives $3 Million Grant to Expand Services

Alameda Health System (AHS) will expand its palliative care services to more patients experiencing serious illness, thanks to a $3 million grant from the Stupski Foundation. Palliative care is a specialty in health care that helps people who are diagnosed with a serious illness--such as cancer, heart, lung, kidney or liver disease, or dementia--continue to [...]

2023-02-22T16:27:57+00:00February 17th, 2023|Categories: AHS Newsletter, Featured|

Building a Workplace Culture of Diversity and Inclusion

At Alameda Health System (AHS) diversity, equity and inclusion are inextricably linked to our mission and the Black Employee Affinity/Ally Network (BEAN) is leading the way in fostering an inclusive work environment where all feel valued, included and empowered to succeed. “We value and respect employees of all backgrounds and identities,” said Chief Human Resources [...]

2023-02-22T16:30:12+00:00February 17th, 2023|Categories: AHS Newsletter, Featured|

‘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: AHS In The News, Featured|Tags: , |