This E.R. Treats Opioid Addiction on Demand. That’s Very Rare.

Originally published in the New York Times Written by Abby Goodnough August 19, 2018 Some hospital emergency departments are giving people medicine for withdrawal, plugging a hole in a system that too often fails to provide immediate treatment. OAKLAND, Calif. — Every year, thousands of people addicted to opioids show up at hospital emergency rooms [...]

2018-08-22T19:36:30+00:00 August 20th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

HealthPATH Simulation Center

Originally published on Canopy Health August 8, 2018 In April 2018, Alameda Health System (AHS) opened its new simulation center, the Health Professions Training and Education Center. This cutting-edge facility helps train current and future healthcare professionals and allows them to perfect their skills in a safe and instructive environment. Learn more about AHS’ remarkable [...]

2018-08-14T16:24:50+00:00 August 14th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News|

Medical Clinics That Treat Refugees Help Determine The Case For Asylum

  Main Image: Juan Lopez Aguilar (left), a Maya man who fled violence in Guatemala three years ago, tells Dr. Nick Nelson he fears returning to the land of his birth. Heard on NPR's "Morning Edition" By Anna Gorman July 10, 2018 Originally published by KHN Dr. Nick Nelson walks through busy Highland [...]

2018-07-13T20:55:35+00:00 July 12th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

East African Elders Create Community Health Program

Claudia Landau, PhD, MD, Cheif of Geriatrics and Palliative Care at Alameda Health System (AHS)-Highland Hospital and Ogbai Hagos, medical translator with AHS Interpreter Services helped start this program for Eritrean and Ethiopian immigrants. Originally Published in the Oakland Post July 12, 2018 By Lisa LaMagna Communities of color have long been marginalized when it [...]

2018-07-13T20:56:01+00:00 July 12th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

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 [...]

2018-06-21T18:19:13+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 [...]

2018-06-21T18:11:57+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 Originally published in AthenaInsight. By Lia Novotny May 14, 2018 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 [...]

2018-06-21T17:51:09+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 [...]

2018-06-15T16:30:16+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 [...]

2018-06-21T17:36:58+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Latest News From AHS|

AHS CMO Recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review

Originally published in 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 [...]

2018-06-21T17:25:07+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|