Battling the opioid epidemic: New research shows access to opioid use disorder treatment in emergency rooms saves lives

OAKLAND, Calif., March 26, 2024 -- Patients who receive buprenorphine for opioid use disorder (OUD) in the Emergency Department (ED) are more likely to remain engaged in treatment 30 days later. That's according to new research conducted from seven California EDs including Alameda Health System's (AHS) at the Wilma Chan Highland Hospital Campus in Oakland, Calif. Dr. Andrew Herring, emergency [...]

Dr. Andrew Herring speaks to The San Francisco Chronicle about vaccines for substance use disorder

Dr. Andrew Herring. “If we have an expensive research product that’s only available to a small number of people, that’s not going to move the needle,” said Dr. Andrew Herring, medical director of the Alameda Health System Bridge Clinic. “I love anything spent on trying to figure out this disease and think it’s [...]

AHS studies the use of injectable buprenorphine to treat methamphetamine use disorder and opioid co-use.

June 28, 2023 – Oakland, CA –Investigators at Alameda Health System’s (AHS) Bridge Clinic are participating in a new, six-city trial of injectable buprenorphine for the treatment of methamphetamine use disorder in adults who also use opioids. This is the first study to investigate the drug’s efficacy in treating the two co-addictions simultaneously. “People who [...]

AHS COVID-19 Memory Archive Featured in Local News Media

Two media outlets highlighted AHS's COVID-19 Memory Archive in stories this May. Both KQED (NPR) and Oaklandside picked up the story and quoted AHS CEO James Jackson in their coverage. The news outlets also featured clips from the archive, including quotes from Dr. Ajeet Singh and Electrocardiograph Tech Anh Ho. The AHS COVID-19 Memory Archive [...]

2023-06-16T22:07:56+00:00June 16th, 2023|Categories: AHS Newsletter, Featured|Tags: , , |

Investing in the Community’s Next Generation of Health Care Workers

An Oakland native and member of the 2023 graduating class of Skyline High School, Khazahnique Johnson is eager to get started on her path to a career in health care and she is taking her first steps this summer at the Wilma Chan Highland Hospital Campus (WCHHC) through the Highway to Emergency Department Tech Internship [...]

2023-06-16T21:00:31+00:00June 16th, 2023|Categories: AHS Newsletter, Featured|Tags: , , |

Providing Hope and Health Care for Our Immigrant Community

Alameda Health System’s (AHS) refugee clinic at Eastmont Wellness has deep roots in the community we serve. Established in 1983 it has been providing inclusive and culturally sensitive health care to more than 500,000 refugees from around the world each year since its founding. “Our refugee clinic supports those who have experienced traumatizing displacement from [...]

2023-06-16T20:59:55+00:00June 16th, 2023|Categories: AHS Newsletter, Featured|Tags: , , |

AHS Bridge Clinic Director Dr. Andrew Herring is Featured on NBC Bay Area News

One in five deaths in California among 15 to 24-year-olds is now fentanyl related. Since 2017, deaths by fentanyl are up 1,027%, according to the latest data from California Health Policy Strategies. Alameda Health System physician Dr. Andrew Herring is on the frontlines of the fentanyl epidemic in the Bay Area. As co-founder of CA [...]

2023-06-06T22:10:13+00:00June 6th, 2023|Categories: Featured, Media Coverage of AHS|Tags: , , |