About AHS

About Alameda Health System 

Alameda Health System (AHS) is a world-class patient and family-centered health care provider that turns no one away in offering the highest levels of emergency medicine, long-term healing acute care and preventive wellness services.

Headquartered in Oakland, California, AHS governs a state-of-the-art general acute hospital, psychiatric and rehabilitation hospitals, and a network of wellness clinics. Every day, health care services and access to them are changing, and the Health System is in the forefront of that change as it happens.

This is how AHS fulfills its covenant with our communities:

Our Mission – Caring, Healing, Teaching, Serving All

Our Vision – Alameda Health System will be recognized as a world-class patient and family centered system of care that promotes wellness, eliminates disparities and optimizes the health of our diverse communities.

The Alameda Health System Foundation is honored to support the Health System in its invaluable work, and the diligent pursuit of all the best aspects of modern American healing. The sheer size of the organization – employing 3,800 people including more than 800 physicians at seven facilities –­– gives AHS a powerful and deeply cherished influence over the communities it serves. And as national health-care reform becomes a reality, no institution is better suited to making the most of its promises. AHS assets include:

Alameda Hospital an acute care facility providing emergency, inpatient, outpatient, and long-term care services in the city of Alameda. 

Highland Hospital AHS’s flagship facility is nationally renowned for the high level of care it provides to all residents of Alameda County. Highland has 236 inpatient beds and is home to one of the world’s most effective regional Trauma Centers and Emergency Departments. Through its affiliation with the University of California at San Francisco Medical School, Highland helps provide the surgeons and specialists of tomorrow, while providing acute inpatient and specialty outpatient care to all in need.

Fairmont Hospital ­– Fairmont, in San Leandro, is AHS’s acute rehabilitation and skilled nursing facility, with 159 patient beds, including 109 skilled nursing beds and a 50-bed acute rehabilitation unit. Its physicians and specialists care for patients who have suffered from multiple trauma, brain injury, stroke and other injuries and illnesses.

John George Psychiatric Hospital (JGPH)The 80-bed facility in San Leandro provides psychiatric emergency and acute care services regardless of a patient’s economic or social status. John George provides behavior care to nearly 100 % of acute psychiatric emergencies in Alameda County. It also offers vital outpatient services as a continuum of care.

San Leandro Hospital The newest member of Alameda Health System, is a 93-bed facility, that offers a wide range of medical services including 24-hour emergency and critical care and full complement of skilled acute and ancillary services. The addition of San Leandro Hospital represents a major step in expanding the AHS network of health care facilities, for improved health care options and better coordination of medical services.

Wellness Clinics – Eastmont, Newark, Hayward, and Highland Wellness are part of the AHS network of neighborhood-based community clinics. As health-care reform evolves, these clinics will play a major role in cutting costs, while increasing community wellness, by instilling preventive health practices among their patients.

Continuing Progress

 AHS never rests in its drive to provide the best care in a rapidly evolving health-care environment. Ongoing facility improvements included in the Highland Acute Tower Replacement Project, for example, ensure that Alameda County will continue its leadership role.

Alameda County is making a record $668 million investment in the ATR Project, due for completion in 2017 as the county’s largest-ever construction project. Some key components for the 14-acre campus:

  • The new three-story Highland Care Pavilion opened in June 2013, housing a vast range of support functions and outpatient clinic services: a Same Day Clinic, Laboratory Services, Medical Imaging, a Cardiology clinic and a Non-invasive Cardiology Lab, a Pulmonary Function Lab, Gastroenterology/Liver Clinic, Endoscopy Procedures, Hematology/Oncology Clinic and an expanded Infusion Center.
  • The new nine-story, 169-bed Acute Tower, to open in Spring 2016, will house inpatient, maternal and child, and support services currently located in the existing Acute Tower, as well as  a Diagnostic and Interventional Services Center. The project includes a new Central Utility Plant.

The ongoing development signals that AHS is purposefully addressing our community’s best interests. The ATR Project is key in advancing the AHS drive to care for more patients in outpatient settings, reserving inpatient care for more severe medical cases.

As the health-care market continues to evolve, AHS will focus on providing a more coordinated care experience, increasing convenience, quality and cost effectiveness.


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