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 [...]
Thank you for taking care of our neighborhood! This past Saturday, AHS staff and their families volunteered at the Wilma Chan Highland Hospital Campus Neighborhood Clean-up where we collected over 15 bags of debris from the surrounding neighborhood. It was a great morning to connect with our neighbors!
This profile of Jasmin Canfield, manager of substance use treatment at Alameda Health System, is excerpted from The San Francisco Chronicle special feature, How seven lives were 'forever changed' by the overdose crisis. Jasmin Canfield, a licensed social worker with Alameda Health System, stands inside Wilma Chan Highland Hospital in Oakland. She says addressing [...]
Alameda Health System (AHS) HealthPATH program interns Javier Velasquez Lopez and Nai Saechao were on KTVU morning news along with HealthPATH program manager Joseph Peters to talk about their experience learning about careers in the health care field. HealthPATH provides education and training opportunities to young people in the Alameda County communities that are most [...]
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's Backpack and School Supply Drives has been a success! Thank to all who participated supporting seven schools near each of our facilities. Your generosity will help a generation of students walk through school doors this year ready and able to learn. That support has never been more important. A backpack full of supplies like, [...]
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 [...]
Help support locals schools via school supply drives for neighborhood schools close to Alameda Health System facilities! Click on the links below for individual flyers for each specific facility to donate to. Alameda Hospital—Paden Elementary Eastmont Wellness—REACH Academy Fairmont Hospital—Halkin Elementary Hayward Wellness—Cherryland Elementary Highland Hospital—Bella Vista Elementary John George Psychiatric Hospital—Halkin Elementary Newark [...]
We are honored to have hosted California State Treasurer Fiona Ma for a tour at the Wilma Chan Highland Hospital Campus (WCHHC) in early July. The tour was an opportunity to showcase our facility and for the Treasurer to learn more about the essential services provided at the WCHHC. Treasurer Ma shared she was excited [...]
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 [...]