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Give Life-Saving Emergency Care

Dec 19 2017

When you give, it can help provide timely trauma care that transforms a grim prognosis into a story of triumph. Meg Scharzman, whose story we shared this fall wasn’t expected to survive after she had a devastating bicycle accident in Berkeley. But, thanks to first responders and the trauma team at Alameda Health System’s (AHS’s) Highland Hospital, Meg will be enjoying the holiday season at home with

Eastmont Dental Clinic Delivers Healthy Teeth

Dec 19 2017

It all starts with a warm welcome at the reception desk. Many people dread going to the dentist, but Eastmont Dental Clinic is turning dental visits into positive experiences. Parents and siblings are welcome, interpreter services are offered and no one in pain is turned away. On this day, patients are introduced to Pamela Alston, DDS, a gentle, smiling dentist who asks her patients about school, their families

Palliative Care team receives grant for outpatient clinic and increased services

Dec 1 2016

Palliative Care Team In early 2017, Alameda Health System will open an Outpatient Palliative Care Clinic within Highland Hospital’s Oncology Clinic. This is made possible by a $150,000 grant from the California Health Care Foundation. The health system's multi-disciplinary Palliative Care team, led by Dr. Sheira Freedman, Director of Palliative Care, has provided support to critically-ill patients since 2009. These services

From the President: This holiday season, help break down barriers to good health

Dec 1 2016

At the heart of our mission of Investing in Caring, Healing, Teaching, Serving All is the belief that quality health care is a right for all in Alameda County. For underserved communities, this begins with removing roadblocks on the journey to good health. Please give to Alameda Health System Foundation to help break down barriers... … to food security. Before joining the Food is Medicine Program, Lor

Opportunities: The Campaign for Alameda Health System

Oct 20 2016

It is with great excitement I share with you historic news for Alameda Health System Foundation. Earlier this year, celebrating with friends and family at our Annual Gala, I was pleased to announce Opportunities: The Campaign for Alameda Health System—a major fundraising campaign to support equipment and program needs for the new Acute Care Tower at Alameda Health System's Highland Hospital campus. The nine

Program supporting breast cancer patients receives grant

Apr 6 2016

On March 28, a program of Alameda Health System connecting more than 400 patients who have breast cancer with life-saving services was awarded a $10,000 grant from To Celebrate Life Breast Cancer Foundation. The grant, managed by Alameda Health System Foundation, supports the Patient Navigation Program, which serves patients from low-income communities who have breast cancer. Spanning the continuum of care, t

Group prenatal visits promote healthy start for newborns

Nov 10 2015

Alameda Health System's CenteringPregnancy program promotes healthy birth outcomes by increasing access to prenatal care and health education for parents. CenteringPregnancy is supported by Alameda Health System Foundation, which secured a three-year grant for the program earlier this year from the March of Dimes California Chapter. Cortney Butcher, a new mom who delivered her son at AHS, shares her experience w

Specialized emergency services save Alameda grandmother

Nov 10 2015

The cardiovascular program at Alameda Health System's Highland Hospital is a STEMI—or ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction—receiving center, which means it has been identified as having special expertise in the emergency treatment of heart attacks. These services are made possible in part by state-of-the-art equipment funded through Alameda Health System Foundation's efforts. Ursula Hogenboom, far right, share

Innovative program at Hayward Wellness stirs up success for patient health

Jul 10 2015

Healthy eating and physical activity are essential for good health. At Hayward Wellness, a new initiative is underway to promote these healthy behaviors for patients from low-income communities where obesity is prevalent. The Healthy Eating for Good Health Program is made possible through a partnership with Cooking Matters and is supported by a grant from the Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit Program in Sou

Summer Newsletter

Jul 2 2015

Our summer newsletter is here! Learn about innovative healthy eating programs we help support, exciting upcoming events, and new leadership at the Foundation and at Alameda Health System. Click here to browse our digital Newsletter.

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