Committed Physician Recruits Young People to Diversify Health Care Workforce

Originally published on California Health Care Foundation MAY 16, 2019 By Heather Stringer Like all emergency department physicians, Jocelyn Freeman Garrick, MD, treats patients suffering from broken bones, chest pain, infections, and a host of other ailments. But she also makes time for a second, unpaid job that sets her apart from her peers: The [...]

2019-05-17T14:37:28+00:00 May 17th, 2019|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

Treating Opioid Addiction in the Emergency Department

Originally Published in the Association of American Medical Colleges News Tuesday, May 14, 2019 By Beth Howard In a novel approach, ED doctors at several teaching hospitals treat more than overdose symptoms. They start patients on the road to recovery. When Anna Wilson* was hospitalized with blood clots in her lungs at age 16, she [...]

2019-05-14T20:07:47+00:00 May 14th, 2019|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

Healthcare Moving To Meet Patients Where They Are

Originally published in BisNow May 6, 2019 By Allison Nagel Healthcare offerings are changing as providers and innovators seek to offer care in ways and settings that are convenient for the communities they serve. "Part of the innovation is to get the patient to the most efficient point in the health system for the interaction [...]

2019-05-10T14:37:46+00:00 May 9th, 2019|Categories: AHS In The News|

Severe Alcohol-Related Liver Disease on the Rise, Study Finds

Experts say the increase may be due to heavy binge drinking, especially in young adults. Originally published on NBCNews.com May 7, 2019 By Linda Carroll Severe alcohol-related liver disease is on the rise, a new study suggests. Experts say the increase may be due to heavy binge drinking, especially in young adults. Researchers found that [...]

2019-05-07T19:38:35+00:00 May 7th, 2019|Categories: AHS In The News|

A Toast to the Moms

Working at AHS means we’re part of a caring profession. As Mother’s Day approaches, we’re thinking of the first caregivers in many of our lives: our moms (and grandmothers, aunts and other loving women). Joilah James, internship coordinator for AHS HealthPATH, was inspired by her supportive and hardworking mother to step up and push herself [...]

2019-05-06T22:28:06+00:00 May 6th, 2019|Categories: Latest News From AHS|

A Mother’s Love

Our mothers often make sacrifices to be sure we thrive. Shamon Blue loved her career as a benefits administrator at AHS, but was ready to quit her job to be by her son’s bedside after he was born prematurely. With an understanding supervisor, she was able to reduce her hours, keep her benefits and be [...]

2019-05-06T22:27:52+00:00 May 6th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

AHS Care For the Future in Action

At Alameda Health System (AHS) when we say care for the future, we’re talking about being innovators in healthcare and cultivating the minds of our future healthcare leaders. This week 44 students graduated from the AHS HealthPATH internship program and one exceptional student was awarded a $10,000 scholarship. Hiu Qiao Wu, a senior at Oakland [...]

2019-05-03T17:19:20+00:00 May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Latest News From AHS|