Alameda Health System and Anthem Blue Cross Reach Contract Agreement

Beginning May 1, 2018, AHS-Alameda Hospital will be an “In Network” provider for Anthem members, giving those residing in the city of Alameda access to health care close to home. “We want to thank Anthem members and residents of Alameda for their patience and support during negotiations,” said James Jackson, chief administrative officer, AHS-Alameda Hospital.  [...]

2018-04-18T22:05:44+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Latest News From AHS|

AHS CMO Recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review

Our very own Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Ghassan Jamaleddine, M.D., was recognized in Becker’s Hospital Review (BHR), “2018 Hospital & Health System CMOs to Know.” This list features national physician leaders dedicated to strengthening their organizations through physician leadership development, patient safety initiatives and quality improvement. According to BHR, the physicians recognized are proven leaders [...]

2018-03-28T19:44:25+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

Opinion: Gun Violence is a Serious Health Issue for Certain Bay Area Students

Originally published in The Mercury News Limiting access to guns is paramount to giving low-income students the same chance at health as those in wealthier neighborhoods. By DELVECCHIO FINLEY and DR. GREGORY VICTORINO Across our country, young people and their families are staging coordinated “March for Our Lives” demonstrations following the murder of 17 at [...]

2018-04-03T20:21:29+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Board of Trustees, Featured|

Alameda Health Teaching Public How to Stop Bleeding

This was originally published March 16, 2018 on ABCNews7 By, Laura Anthony OAKLAND, CALIF. (KGO) -- It's a timely subject unfortunately and the Alameda Health System is taking the lead when it comes to preparing people for the unthinkable, like the mass casualty disaster or an active shooter. In Oakland, a Highland Hospital trauma nurse demonstrated [...]

2018-04-03T20:21:59+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Board of Trustees, Featured|

After Mass Shootings, This Training Can Save Lives

Originally published on KQED By Laura Klivans FEBRUARY 15, 2018 Nurse practitioner Tina Quon clicked through a gory slideshow with images of wounds and squirting blood. She paused, looking to her roughly 25 trainees at Oakland’s Highland Hospital. She asked for ideas about what to use as a makeshift tourniquet. Someone called out, “a belt!” [...]

2018-02-16T22:30:45+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

Alameda Health System to Begin $200M Epic Implementation Project

Originally published in EHR Intelligence By Kate Monica January 26, 2018 - The Alameda Health System (AHS) Board of Trustees recently approved a $200 million Epic implementation project to improve care coordination for the 1,100 physicians part of the health system. The fully-integrated Epic EHR system will enable physicians at the Oakland-based health system to [...]

2018-04-03T20:22:47+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Board of Trustees, Featured|

Effort to Train Bystanders in Emergency Situations Comes to Highland Hospital

Originally aired on KQED's California Report By Laura Klivans CPR and First Aid. These are trainings you need to help people in a medical emergency, like when someone passes out on a bus. But what if that emergency is a mass shooting like what happened in Las Vegas or San Bernadino? This story is [...]

2018-02-06T18:27:36+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

San Leandro Hospital to Get Renovations

San Leandro Hospital to Get Renovations, In-patient Rehab Unit Originally posted in the East Bay Times By DARIN MORIKI February 2, 2018 SAN LEANDRO — The once-embattled San Leandro Hospital is undergoing a $26.8 million renovation as part of a multi-year effort to move in-patient rehabilitation from Fairmont Hospital. Fairmont Hospital and San Leandro Hospital [...]

2018-02-02T16:41:58+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

Compliments to the Park Bridge Rehab, Wellness Center

Originally posted in the East Bay Times January 31, 2018 On behalf of my entire family, I want to thank the employees at Park Bridge for the excellent care given to my mother-in-law, Jane Fenstermaker, for the last four years. All the employees, including RNs, nurses aides, activity directors, social workers, housekeeping, kitchen help, physical [...]

2018-02-02T16:10:34+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

Highland Hospital Makes California Honor Roll

Alameda Health System Highland Hospital is one of 111 California hospitals that met or surpassed a federal target aimed at reducing Cesarean births (C-sections) for first-time mothers with low-risk pregnancies, according to the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS). The agency announced the achievement awards to hospitals on behalf of Smart Care California, a [...]

2018-01-20T00:50:41+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|