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|

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|