Why is skin disease often misdiagnosed and untreated in Black patients?

Alameda Health System Dermatology Chief Dr. Leon Clark on tackling health disparities, rebuilding patient trust, and caring for black and brown skin Dr. Leon Clark was perplexed when a patient walked into his dermatology clinic with large blisters on his skin. It wasn’t the diagnosis that stumped him – he immediately identified the rash as [...]

David Saÿen named president of the Alameda Health System Board of Trustees

Saÿen, the former regional administrator at the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, has deep leadership expertise in the health care field and beyond OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 16, 2024 -- Alameda Health System (AHS) announced on Wednesday, Jan. 10 that David Saÿen has been named president of the AHS Board of Trustees. The board is charged with [...]

James Jackson: Gun violence is a growing public health crisis

AHS CEO James Jackson is among a growing chorus of health experts who describe gun violence as a public health crisis. In a KFF interview published on CNN, he discusses the disproportionate impact of violence on some Alameda County communities. Plus, AHS HealthPath intern Javier Velasquez Lopez shares why a school shooting made him want [...]

2023-11-27T22:45:42+00:00November 27th, 2023|Categories: Featured, Media Coverage of AHS|Tags: , , , , |

Newsweek names Alameda Health System skilled nursing facilities on list of best nursing homes in the U.S.

Alameda Health System’s skilled nursing facility in Alameda, CA has been recognized on Newsweek’s 2024 list of America’s Best Nursing Homes. This prestigious award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. “I am delighted that Alameda Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility, inclusive of Park Bridge Rehabilitation and Wellness, [...]

Alameda Health System’s skilled nursing facility in Alameda is among ‘America’s Best Nursing Homes’

Newsweek has recognized Alameda Health System’s skilled nursing facility in Alameda, CA on its 2024 list of America’s Best Nursing Homes. This prestigious award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. “I am delighted that Alameda Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility, inclusive of Park Bridge Rehabilitation and Wellness, [...]

Alameda Health System’s Community Health Fair returns to Alameda Hospital; Come for free flu shots, bike helmets, and more!

Alameda, Calif. — Oct. 2, 2023 — The Community Health Fair at Alameda Hospital was an annual event for 25 years before going on hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, Alameda Health System (AHS) is pleased to announce its return. This year’s theme is disaster and emergency preparedness, and the Alameda Fire Department, Alameda [...]

Alameda Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility is on Newsweek’s 2024 List of America’s Best Nursing Homes

Oakland, Calif. — Sept. 27, 2023 — Alameda Health System’s skilled nursing facility in Alameda, CA has been recognized on Newsweek’s 2024 list of America’s Best Nursing Homes. This prestigious award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The awards list was announced today, Sept. 27, 2023, [...]

Beloved Birth Black Centering Presents: An evening with ‘Earth Mama’ leading actor, Tia Nomore

The 3rd Anniversary Party for Beloved Birth Black Centering will feature a screening of A24's 'Earth Mama,' plus a conversation with Beloved alumni and the film's star Tia Nomore and Black maternal health equity leaders.  Oakland, Calif. — Sept. 20, 2023 — Oakland-born rapper, actress, and activist Tia Nomore will join Black maternal health leaders at [...]

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 [...]

The Evolution of Alameda Health System’s Equity Journey, and the Support of Peers

For the last year, Alameda Health System has gathered with 12 other California public health care systems to share strategies for dismantling structural racism in health care. The program is called the Racial Equity Community of Practice (CoP). It is a first-of-its-kind, designed specifically for public health care systems in partnership with the National Equity [...]

2022-10-06T19:22:58+00:00October 5th, 2022|Categories: Featured, Media Coverage of AHS|Tags: , , , , , |