Immigrants Not Seeking Medical Care Is a Public Health Issue

Cinco de Mayo, the celebration of Mexican-American culture, reminded us that as a community, Alameda County embraces many cultures and draws strength from the diversity of our immigrants —whether newly arrived or longtime residents.  Read more.

2017-10-12T18:13:09+00:00May 8th, 2017|Categories: Media Coverage of AHS|

Mary V. King Remembered with Fund for Expectant Families and Newborns

The Alameda Health System Foundation (AHSF) has raised more than $70,000 to support equipment and program needs of the Family Birthing Center in the new Highland Hospital Acute Care Tower. The funds, secured by AHSF’s Mary V. King Fundraising Committee, will further access to maternal and child health care services for Alameda County residents [...]

2018-06-22T17:50:32+00:00April 20th, 2017|Categories: Latest Stories From AHS|

Community Engagement Efforts Aim to Improve Infant Safety

Turning tragedy into action, Stefania Kaplanes, AHS trauma prevention manager, is motivated by the “saddest two hours of (each) month.” “I sit on the Alameda County Child Death Review Committee. It is the saddest two hours of the month,” Kaplanes said. “Hearing the cases motivates me to bring the best practices I learn back [...]

2018-06-21T18:58:14+00:00February 3rd, 2017|Categories: Latest Stories From AHS, Trauma|

AHS to Play Key Role in Alameda County Whole Person Care Pilot

 Alameda Health System is proud to partner with Alameda County's Health Care Services Agency on AC Care Connect, a new Whole Person Care Pilot. AC Care Connect will help homeless and other people with high needs with both health care and housing. The program is funded by a $140 million grant from the California [...]

2018-06-15T16:37:29+00:00November 14th, 2016|Categories: Archive|

Highland earns statewide honor

Alameda Health System Highland Hospital, one of only three Baby-Friendly designated hospitals in the Bay Area, has earned a spot on California’s 2016 Hospital C-Section Honor Roll. California Health and Human Services Secretary Diana Dooley recently recognized the Oakland hospital as one of 104 in the state which have met or exceeded a federal goal [...]

2017-10-12T18:42:05+00:00October 31st, 2016|Categories: Archive|

Oakland Highland Hospital’s program aims to reduce premature births

Originally published in ABC7 News. By Laura Anthony August 25, 2016 OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- A new prenatal program at Oakland's Highland Hospital is already credited with reducing premature births by more than a third. The program is proving the value of shared experience, with moms to be at Oakland's Highland Hospital undergoing [...]

2018-06-14T18:57:57+00:00August 25th, 2016|Categories: Archive|

Highland Improves Breastfeeding Rates to 90%

Contact Kyle McGuire 925-790-2788 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sep. 8, 2016 High-Tech Gift Strengthens Alameda Health System’s Ability to Serve All Alameda Health System, Kaiser Permanente, and East Bay Community Foundation team up for new technology Oakland, Calif. (Sep. 8, 2016) – Alameda Health System Foundation (AHSF) today announced a historic advancement in increasing access to [...]

2018-06-14T18:34:35+00:00August 11th, 2016|Categories: Archive|

Alameda Health System Foundation Receives Avon Grant for Breast Cancer Patient Navigator Program

Oakland, Calif. (July 25, 2016) – Alameda Health System (AHS) and AHS Foundation(AHSF) announced receipt of a $125,000 grant from Avon Breast Cancer Crusade to fund AHS’ long-standing efforts to support breast cancer patients through diagnosis and treatment. AHS Patient Navigator Zhonnet Harper accepted the mock check during the closing ceremony for the AVON 39 Walk to End Breast Cancer, held July 24 in San Francisco. Avon’s generous grant will be used to further the impact of our Patient [...]

2018-06-14T18:13:22+00:00July 25th, 2016|Categories: Archive|