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 [...]

2018-02-02T21:58:40+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, 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|

Treating the Whole Patient

Highland Hospital’s Dr. Harrison Alter focuses on social emergency medicine, which addresses social and economic factors that cause disease. This article was originally posted in Oakland Magazine. Written by: Patrick Hoge Ever since Dr. Harrison Alter fell in love with emergency medicine while interning at Oakland’s Highland Hospital, he has become increasingly convinced that social [...]

2018-01-11T20:12:02+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

Accurate Influenza Testing Possible With Midturbinate Nasal Swabs

Originally Posted in the Infectious Disease Advisor According to the results of a study published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, midturbinate swabs for influenza detection provided a more comfortable experience for patients compared with traditional nasopharyngeal swabs, with only a small decrease in test sensitivity. To compare the diagnostic accuracy of a polymerase chain [...]

2017-12-20T19:09:20+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

Top Chef Aarti Sequeira Hosts Lunch at Highland Hospital Cafe

Celebrity chef Aarti Sequeira owned the lunch crowd of about 150 patients and staff at the Alameda Health System-Highland Hospital Cafe on Thursday, with a cooking demonstration of her favorite turmeric-cumin potato dish, and a hot meal menu adapted from recipes in her new cookbook, “Aarti Paarti: An American Kitchen with Indian Soul.” Sequeira [...]

2017-11-13T17:41:09+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Categories: AHS In The News|

Healthcare workers act to prevent Hepatitis A outbreak in Oakland

By Drew Costley,  Posted November 9, 2017 11:49 am Hepatitis A outbreaks are spreading throughout Los Angeles, San Diego and Santa Cruz counties—mostly among the homeless populations in those places. So healthcare workers in Oakland—a city where the homeless population has grown 26 percent over the last two years, according to a recent Point in Time survey—are acting [...]

2017-11-10T19:37:07+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|