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 [...]

Building Better Lives for Patients with Mental Illness

Ensuring that every patient has equal opportunity to achieve optimal mental health and wellbeing is the cornerstone of Alameda Health System’s (AHS) outpatient behavioral health services (OBHS) at the Wilma Chan Highland Hospital Campus (WCHHC) and Fairmont Rehabilitation and Wellness. “The collective goal of our OBHS staff is to create a compassionate, equitable and culturally [...]

Alameda County Supervisors Lena Tam and Elisa Márquez Tour Wilma Chan Highland Hospital Campus

We are honored that County Supervisors Lena Tam and Elisa Márquez toured the Wilma Chan Highland Hospital Campus (WCHHC) in August. The Supervisors were excited to have connected with our staff and learn more about the services provided at the WCHHC. Following the tour, we had an engaging discussion about public health system financing led [...]

Building Nursing Pipelines to Better Serve Our Community

At Alameda Health System (AHS) improving health equity is central to our vision for optimizing the health of our diverse and vulnerable community.  One of the ways AHS is working to close the health disparities gap is through working with the University of San Francisco School of Nursing and Health Professions (USF SONHP) to launch [...]

AHS Staff and Family Join Together for Wilma Chan Highland Hospital Campus Neighborhood Clean-up!

Thank you for taking care of our neighborhood! This past Saturday, AHS staff and their families volunteered at the Wilma Chan Highland Hospital Campus Neighborhood Clean-up where we collected over 15 bags of debris from the surrounding neighborhood. It was a great morning to connect with our neighbors!

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 [...]

State Treasurer Tours Wilma Chan Highland Hospital Campus

We are honored to have hosted California State Treasurer Fiona Ma for a tour at the Wilma Chan Highland Hospital Campus (WCHHC) in early July. The tour was an opportunity to showcase our facility and for the Treasurer to learn more about the essential services provided at the WCHHC. Treasurer Ma shared she was excited [...]

Top health official hopes to take local ‘food for medicine’ program nationwide.

Originally published on CBS News. OAKLAND - U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra was at Wilma Chan Highland Hospital in Oakland on Friday morning to hear how Alameda County has been at treating, preventing and reversing disease by prescribing more vegetables, altering patients behavior and training providers. Federal officials now want to [...]