Nursing Home Residents Fear Cuts From GOP Health Bill

A year and a half ago, Robert Hawkins was living on the street in San Francisco’s Financial District, struggling with diabetes and chronic lung disease. Read More.

By | 2017-09-29T22:33:45+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Categories: AHS In The News|Comments Off on Nursing Home Residents Fear Cuts From GOP Health Bill

New York Times Op-Ed on Medical Aid in Dying

I WAS leafing through a patient’s chart last year when a colleague tapped me on the shoulder. “I have a patient who is asking about the End of Life Option Act,” he said in a low voice. “Can we even do that here?" Read More.

By | 2017-09-29T22:34:05+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Categories: AHS In The News|Comments Off on New York Times Op-Ed on Medical Aid in Dying

Highland Hospital Named East Bay’s Only Level 1 Adult Trauma Center

Highland Hospital has been elevated to a Level 1 adult trauma center, the only one in the East Bay. Read More.  

By | 2017-09-29T22:34:15+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Categories: AHS In The News|Comments Off on Highland Hospital Named East Bay’s Only Level 1 Adult Trauma Center

NPR: A Physician Explores ‘A Better Path’ to the End of Life

Dr. Jessica Nutik Zitter, author of Extreme Measures,discusses the ethics of using medical assistance to hasten death. Zitter is the subject of the Netflix documentary Extremis. Read More.

By | 2017-09-29T22:34:23+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Categories: AHS In The News|Comments Off on NPR: A Physician Explores ‘A Better Path’ to the End of Life

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.

By | 2017-09-29T22:34:47+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Categories: AHS In The News|0 Comments

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 Department [...]

By | 2017-09-29T22:35:05+00:00 November 14th, 2016|Categories: AHS In The News|0 Comments

ABC7’s Beyond the Headlines with Cheryl Jennings: Healthy babies

Each week we examine stories that affect people who live and work in the Bay Area. In this episode we are discussing the dangers of premature birth.  Read more.

By | 2017-09-29T22:35:14+00:00 November 13th, 2016|Categories: AHS In The News|Comments Off on ABC7’s Beyond the Headlines with Cheryl Jennings: Healthy babies

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 theAVON 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 Navigation Program [...]

By | 2017-09-29T22:35:42+00:00 July 25th, 2016|Categories: AHS In The News|0 Comments

Alameda Health System Partner Mandela MarketPlace Receives Major Grant from USDA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Trisha Chakrabarti Program and Policy Manager Mandela MarketPlace, Inc. OAKLAND, Calif., April 2, 2015 – In an announcement yesterday morning from Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Oakland’s Mandela MarketPlace, in partnership with Alameda Health System’s Highland Hospital and Credibles.co, received $422,500 through the USDA’s Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) grant program. [...]

By | 2017-09-29T22:36:05+00:00 April 2nd, 2015|Categories: AHS In The News|0 Comments