CenteringPregnancy Expands to Hayward Wellness Center

Alameda Health System, the Bay Area’s leading public health system, announced today the expansion of its Centering program that significantly reduces the birth rate of preterm and low weight babies to its Hayward Wellness Center in South Alameda County. The ability to serve more expectant mothers is due to a $30,000 grant from the Centering [...]

2018-05-25T21:10:50+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

Pot Breathalyzer Being Tested by Oakland Firm Could Be the Standard for Law Enforcement

Originally posted on NBC Bay Area Featuring Mike Lynn M.D., emergency physician at Alameda Health System-Highland Hospital May 16, 2018 By, Sam Brock The deadly crash in Fremont is reigniting concerns over driving while stoned. Marijuana DUI arrests could jump by as much as 70 percent this year in the wake of the legalization [...]

2018-05-17T18:28:24+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

Hospital Aims to Fix Oakland Food Desert, Boost Population Health

3-minute case study: From food desert to food oasis By Lia Novotny | May 14, 2018 Originally published in AthenaInsight What innovations drive success in healthcare? Here's a tactic from a leading healthcare organization on the athenahealth network. The Problem Highland Hospital, a public hospital in the Alameda Health System that serves all of Alameda [...]

2018-05-16T22:37:38+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

Guest Commentary: Let’s work to end disparities in prenatal care for women of color

Originally published in Modern Healthcare By Delvecchio Finley | May 9, 2018 On Mother's Day we pay tribute to the women to whom we owe our lives. While it's a heartwarming celebration, the chances to enjoy pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood differ vastly, with African-American women at a distinct disadvantage. Many African-American women will never celebrate [...]

2018-05-15T23:02:54+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

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 [...]

2018-04-26T21:22:35+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Board of Trustees, Featured, Trauma|

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!” [...]

2018-04-26T21:24:03+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured, Trauma|

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|