Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Alameda Health System (AHS) is a true success story. We have served East Bay residents since 1864 and remain firmly committed to our mission of maintaining and improving the health of those we serve by promoting wellness, eliminating disparities, and optimizing the health of our diverse communities.

As a large and growing organization, we offer a full range of career options at every level of health care employment. We are a widely-respected teaching institution, with nationally known teachers and physicians. Doctors work with the latest in state-of-the-art medical technology and top-performing, highly motivated support teams.

While AHS is building on a 150-year tradition of health care for all, our focus is on the future. The Flagship Highland Hospital’s record-setting $668 million building campaign has vastly expanded services and add a new acute care tower. Our four wellness centers are in the forefront of healing and establishing lifelong, positive health practices.

Alameda Health System is among the nation’s richest environments for health care career satisfaction and advancement. Our true strength is our people, who are united in their passion for providing excellent health care to all and building a healthier tomorrow for the East Bay community.

If you are interested in volunteering at AHS, please visit AHS Volunteers.

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At Alameda Health System, we believe that everyone deserves access to excellent, quality care. As an integrated system of patient-focused hospitals and wellness centers, we’re serving the East Bay community by improving the health of our neighbors regardless of social and financial barriers.

With more than 4,500 employees across nine facilities, Alameda Health System offers a wide spectrum of career opportunities at every level of health care employment. Our system includes one of the most effective regional trauma centers and emergency departments in the world, a nationally recognized teaching institution, and four wellness centers that are helping our patients establish lifelong, positive health practices. If you’re looking for a career at a caring organization with meaningful local impact, take a look at the opportunities at Alameda Health System.

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Alameda Health System offers a comprehensive benefits package, including:

Health and Insurance Plans

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Long-Term Care
  • Critical Care
  • Health Care, Dependent Care and Transit Spending Accounts


Depending on your employee group or union affiliation, time-off includes:

  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid Vacation
  • Sick Leave and/or Extended Sick Leave


Depending on your union, FTE and location, you may be eligible for at least one of these plans:

  • 403(b) deferred compensation plan
  • 457(b) deferred compensation plan
  • 457(b) CIR
  • ACERA defined benefit pension plan: Alameda County pension plan (not an AHS administered plan)
  • Enhanced Plan
  • Hybrid plan
  • Local 39 Pension (not an AHS administered plan)
  • SEIU Pension (not an AHS administered plan)
  • Steelworkers Pension (not an AHS administered plan)

Other Benefits

Depending on your employee group or union affiliation, other benefits include:

  • Educational Stipends
  • Flexible and Affordable Higher Education
  • Educational Leave
  • Vision Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Time-off Purchase or Sell
  • Family Activity Discounts
  • Auto, Home and Pet Insurance Discounts
  • Wellness Program
  • Employee Awards & Recognition Program
  • Shuttle services for both Highland and Fairmont campuses
  • Lactation Rooms (HIghland Hospital designated as Baby Friendly)

Nursing Education Program
Highland Hospital Campus
1411 East 31st St.
Oakland CA. 94602
Department secretary: (510) 535-7434

The Nursing Education Department provides classes and training programs for Alameda Health System employees and clinical professionals from the community. The department offers basic life support training throughout the years, and advanced cardiac life support courses are provided about each quarter. The department also hosts an annual critical care conference and offers a critical care course twice. Contact the department for a current schedule of all educational programs and opportunities.

AHS serves as a clinical training site for several Bay Area nursing schools, including San Francisco State University, University of San Francisco, Dominican University, College of Marin, Samuel Merritt College, and Merritt Community College. Additionally, we offer an established nursing preceptor program for new graduates interested in specialized clinical training. The program includes an intensive academic course of study followed by clinical training under the guidance of experienced nursing educators.

Alameda Health System’s Highland Hospital is a nationally recognized teaching hospital that has been training outstanding physicians since it opened in 1927.  Education, teaching, and training are integral to AHS, from our mission statement to our hospital floors, clinics, classrooms, and exam rooms.

Residents rotate at many institutions in the San Francisco Bay Area, including UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco General Hospital, several Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers, Children’s Hospital Oakland (CHO), – UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, California Pacific Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center.

AHS’s teaching programs draw applicants nationwide. Residents learn health care in one of the most diverse urban counties in the nation, and each residency program has an outstanding full-time teaching and research faculty. As a public hospital with a busy trauma center and many clinics, AHS serves a variety of patients with complex medical and surgical issues.

The high caliber and diversity of residents already in our programs attract outstanding new physicians, and many eventually open practices in the surrounding area.


Thank you for your interest in the Alameda Health System Professional Practice Ladder program.

The goal of this program is to recognize nurses as highly skilled and compassionate healthcare professionals who positively transform the care experience within diverse populations.

We invite you to obtain or download an application packet, which includes eligibility requirements, guidelines for application and the application process.

The Clinical Education Department can answer all questions about the program, and other resources available to you include members of the Professional Development Council and nurses who have  completed the process and are currently an advanced or expert clinical nurse.

Alameda Health System (AHS) includes the following facilities:

  • Fairmont Hospital
  • Highland Hospital
  • John George Psychiatric Hospital
  • San Leandro Hospital
  • Wellness Clinics
    • Eastmont Wellness
    • Hayward Wellness
    • Highland Wellness
    • Newark Wellness Centers

The Alameda Health System Medical Staff Services Department performs medical staff and credentialing functions for Alameda Health System.

Alameda Health System Medical Staff Leadership

AHS Medical Staff consists of physicians, podiatrists, dentists, and psychologists. The AHS medical staff leadership is composed of the medical staff officers (Chief of Staff, Vice Chief of Staff, Secretary and Treasurer, Immediate Past Chief of Staff), 11 Department Chairs, Division Chiefs, Site Directors and Eight Members-at-Large of the Medical Staff. The medical staff officers are elected positions as outline in the Medical Staff Bylaws.

Alameda Hospital

Alameda Hospital (AH) includes the following facilities:

  • Alameda Hospital
  • Park Bridge Rehabilitation
  • South Shore Rehabilitation

Alameda Hospital Medical Staff consists of physicians, podiatrists, dentists, and psychologists. The AH medical staff leadership is composed of the medical staff officers (Chief of Staff, Vice Chief of Staff, Secretary/Treasurer) and seven (7) Department Chairs. The medical staff officers are elected positions with a two-year term of office.

Alameda Hospital Medical Staff Leadership

Our team coordinates the credentialing and privileging process for the two independent Medical Staffs including the processes for initial appointments, reappointments, privilege requests, onboarding and health plan enrollment.   Our dedicated credentialing team supports the Alameda Health System and Alameda Hospital Medical Staffs which is approximately over 1000 medical staff members and Allied Health providers collectively.

Medical Staff Services follows the governance structure of the AHS and AH Medical Staff as well as credentialing standards mandated by the federal government, state government, and regulatory agencies and as determined by the medical staff bylaws, rules, and regulations.

Thank you for your interest in joining the Alameda Health System and/or Alameda Hospital Medical Staff. To begin the application process, please review the appropriate medical staff bylaws, Article 2, pertaining to membership. To apply, please contact the Medical Staff Services department to request a preapplication for membership.

For questions regarding medical staff membership and/or privileges please contact us.

Alameda Health System Medical Staff and Provider Enrollment7677 Oakport St., Ste. 1200Oakland, CA 94621Telephone: 510-437-6535Fax: 510-379-7440


All specialist referral requests to Alameda Health System must be submitted through EpicCare Link.

EpicCare Link is a secure online tool for connecting private and referring physicians and their staff to Alameda Health System.

If you are interested in learning more about using EpicCare Link to submit referrals please send an email to AHSEpicCareLink@alamedahealthsystem.org for more information.

To request access to AHS EpicCare Link, click here.

  • If you need to create a new site with multiple users, select Request access for a new site and complete the forms.
  • If you need to add users to an existing site, select the appropriate type of user.
    • Request access for a new provider – External Provider
    • Request access for a new clinical staff member – External Clinical/Non-Clinical Staff
    • Request access for Site Administrator – External Site Administrator

If you have trouble logging on, please call IT Help Desk at (510) 437-4503 to have your password reset or to have yourself enabled again.

For Patients

If you have any questions regarding seeing a specialist, please contact your primary care physician. If you do not have a primary care physician and would like to make an appointment, please call 510-437-8500. 

Welcome to Student Placement at Alameda Health System

Welcome! We are so pleased you are considering Alameda Health System (AHS) for your next student placement and internship. As a leading medical training provider, we are committed to offering students a wide range of educational programs and activities.

Each year, we provide opportunities for students of nursing and allied health to complete their health-care related educational placements as part of their study. We also offer internships throughout the year. Opportunities are available across all seven AHS facilities: Highland Hospital, Alameda Hospital, San Leandro Hospital, Fairmont Hospital, John George Psychiatric Hospital, Eastmont Wellness, Hayward Wellness, Newark Wellness, and Highland Wellness.

Alameda Health System is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sex, ancestry, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, or military background.

Student placement and Internship opportunities are open to all students from affiliated schools.

For those interested in student placement, please contact: AHSClinicalPlacement@AlamedaHealthSystem.org.

Placement request should be submitted through my ClinicalExchange.