Alameda Hospital: Seismic Updates

Alameda Health System (AHS) is committed to continuing to provide critical health care services at Alameda Hospital including the only emergency department on the island and a world-class stroke center. AHS recognizes these services are critical for the health and safety of AHS patients, Alameda residents, and the community, especially during a disaster. Upgrading Alameda [...]

2024-06-22T04:42:44+00:00June 20th, 2024|Categories: Featured, Latest Stories From AHS|Tags: , , |

9 Bay Area Pride Month facts you’ve never heard before

The AHS Index is a new way to look at data that illuminates a snapshot of our world today. It is intended to highlight health inequities and spark conversation, debate, outrage, and wonder.  Year that Charley Parkhurst, a fearless stagecoach driver who shepherded gold between Oakland and San Jose on his six-horse stagecoach during the [...]

Thank you, AHS staff. It’s more than just a job — it’s a calling

The AHS Index is a new way to look at data that illuminates a snapshot of our world today. It is intended to highlight health inequities and spark conversation, debate, outrage, and wonder.  Number of outpatient clinic visits Alameda Health System (AHS) employees delivered in 2023: 360,451 Babies delivered: 1,457 Surgeries performed: 8,811 Patients served: [...]

AHS adds group singing and lullaby composition to perinatal care

Alameda Health System has partnered with Carnegie Hall and Noe Music to offer the Lullaby Project to perinatal patients enrolled in its Centering Pregnancy program. The Lullaby Project pairs professional musicians with expecting families. Together, they compose and sing personalized lullabies in English and Spanish for their babies.  “It’s amazing when you can experience [...]

Here’s your opportunity to help save three lives

In the heart of every community lies a lifeline that connects individuals in their most vulnerable moments: the blood supply. Alameda Health System’s (AHS) adult Level 1 Trauma Center at its Highland Hospital serves as the frontline in providing critical care to individuals facing life-threatening injuries. Here every drop of blood can mean the difference [...]

2024-04-16T18:35:00+00:00April 16th, 2024|Categories: AHS Newsletter, CEO Chronicles, Featured, Latest Stories From AHS|

AHS physician saves young man’s vision from rare disease

In the summer of 2018, Alameda Health System (AHS) glaucoma patient Dushown Ledbetter was waiting to catch a bus home from the Bay Fair BART station, a trip he had taken many times before but on this day in a matter of minutes what he describes as a “thick fog” covered both his eyes leaving [...]

2024-04-16T16:10:35+00:00April 15th, 2024|Categories: AHS Newsletter, CEO Chronicles, Featured, Latest Stories From AHS|

Learn about organ donation and help save lives

This National Donate Life Month Alameda Health System (AHS) recognizes all those who have given the gift of life as organ and tissue donors and highlights the ongoing need for more registered donors, especially in communities of color. “Every donor registration represents a life-saving opportunity for our patients, their families and the communities we serve,” [...]

2024-04-15T20:53:31+00:00April 15th, 2024|Categories: CEO Chronicles, Featured, Latest Stories From AHS|

AHS volunteer finds purpose while supporting patient needs

At Alameda Health System (AHS) our compassionate and dedicated volunteers create welcoming and supportive environments for our patients and families often during their most vulnerable and challenging times. For volunteer Carlos Perez, a senior at California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) giving back and making a difference in the community runs in the family. His [...]

2024-04-16T18:31:05+00:00April 15th, 2024|Categories: AHS Newsletter, CEO Chronicles, Featured, Latest Stories From AHS|

American youth happiness at an all-time low, worldwide study shows

The AHS Index is a new way to look at data that illuminates a snapshot of our world today. It is intended to highlight health inequities and spark conversation, debate, outrage, and wonder.  Rank of the U.S. on The World Happiness Report’s list of countries with the happiest young people (younger than 30 years old): [...]

This is where Alameda County ranks on a list of human trafficking hot spots

The AHS Index is a new way to look at data that illuminates a snapshot of our world today. It is intended to highlight health inequities and spark conversation, debate, outrage, and wonder.  Percent of the world's poorest one billion people who are women: 70  Percent of human trafficking victims worldwide who are women and [...]