Call the Midwife — if the Doctor Doesn’t Object

Originally published on Kaiser Health News Jan. 15, 2019, 2:35 PM PST By Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News Every morning at Watsonville Community Hospital in Northern California, the labor and delivery team divvies up its patients — low-risk ones go to the midwives and high-risk ones to the physicians. Then, throughout the day, the doctors [...]

2019-02-07T16:54:04+00:00 January 15th, 2019|Categories: AHS In The News|

Maria Mendoza-Sanchez is Home for the Holidays

Maria and her daughter, Vianney, sharing a tearful embrace moments after they were reunited. The joy of the holiday season has been heightened at Alameda Health System (AHS) as one of our own, Maria Mendoza-Sanchez, AHS-Highland Hospital Nurse, has returned just in time to spend the holidays with [...]

2019-02-25T20:34:00+00:00 December 16th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

‘Mini miracle:’ Mother deported to Mexico allowed to return to family in Oakland

By: Cristina Rendon Nov. 30, 2018 OAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU) - A Mexican mother who had been living in Oakland with her four children for 25 years but was deported 15 months ago was told on Friday that she’d be coming back to the Bay Area as soon as she could. “We’re all very excited and very happy,” [...]

2018-12-04T19:43:43+00:00 December 4th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

Making Their Lives Count

Published on Dec. 3, 2018 in MyHealthCalifornia.org Dr. Kathleen Clanon said she felt like a soldier in the middle of a war during her early career treating HIV and AIDS patients. Death surrounded her. At the peak of the epidemic, 200 patient lives were lost in a year — about one person every other day. She [...]

2018-12-04T20:48:35+00:00 December 4th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

U.S. News Ranks Alameda Health System Skilled Nursing Facilities Highest Performing in California

All four Alameda Health System skilled nursing facilities are listed among the top performers in the nation based on a recent U.S. News & World Reports ranking. South Shore Rehabilitation and Wellness, Park Bridge Rehabilitation and Wellness, Alameda Hospital’s Sub-Acute Unit and Fairmont Rehabilitation and Wellness received a “High-Performing” ranking, the highest possible rating on [...]

2018-11-17T06:43:38+00:00 November 17th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Tackling Hypertension

Originally published on athenainsight 3-minute case study: Reskilled MAs tackle hypertension By Lia Novotny | November 13, 2018 Across the athenahealth network and beyond, healthcare organizations are designing and implementing simple interventions with outsized impact on outcomes, satisfaction, and success. Here's another. The problem One in three American adults has hypertension, putting them at risk [...]

2018-11-14T17:45:31+00:00 November 14th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

ABCs of Safe Sleep for Baby

Introduce your newborn to the ABCs immediately after birth. No, it’s not too soon. These are the ABCs of infant safety, to keep your newborn safe while s/he is sleeping. The ABCs of infant safety are for baby to sleep Alone, on his/her Back, in a Crib. According to the Centers for Disease Control and [...]

2018-10-17T15:59:04+00:00 October 17th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured, Latest News From AHS|

PBS-UNDISCOVERED: THE MAGIC MACHINE

Podcast originally aired on Science Friday’s “Undiscovered” series Hosted by Annie Minoff and Elah Feder Produced by Science Friday and WNYC Studios As a critical care doctor, AHS-Highland Hospital’s Jessica Zitter has seen plenty of “Hail Mary” attempts to save dying patients go bad—attempts where doctors try interventions that don’t change the outcome, but do lead to more patient suffering. It’s left [...]

2018-10-05T19:49:16+00:00 October 5th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Oakland human rights clinic provides rare, forensic medical evidence for tortured asylum seekers

Originally posted on www.ktvu.com By Lisa Fernandez and Candice Nguyen When Dr. Nick Nelson, the medical director of the Highland Hospital Human Rights Clinic, walks the halls of his Oakland medical center, he’s getting a peek at atrocities around the globe. His patients include Eritreans who have been forced to live in metal containers, Mexican [...]

2018-10-02T15:49:06+00:00 October 1st, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

Students of AHS HealthPATH

Meet Cathya Mendoza. Cathya attends Holy Names University in Oakland and is a student in Alameda Health System's (AHS) HealthPATH program. HealthPATH is a workforce development initiative of AHS that prepares youth and young adults for healthcare careers. "We are all fighting for our future. Programs like HEAL set students on the path without the need for money. [...]

2018-09-27T18:02:45+00:00 September 26th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured, Latest News From AHS|