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 [...]

2018-06-21T15:53:58+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured, Trauma|

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, [...]

2018-06-21T15:37:05+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 [...]

2018-06-21T15:52:13+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Board of Trustees, Featured|

Accurate Influenza Testing Possible With Midturbinate Nasal Swabs

Originally published in the Infectious Disease Advisor. By Jessica Martin, Ph.D December 19, 2017 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 [...]

2018-06-19T21:59:34+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 [...]

2018-06-19T16:44:12+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 [...]

2018-06-18T22:45:41+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

Free Alameda Health Fair This Saturday

ALAMEDA, CA — Alameda residents can get free flu shots and health screenings this Saturday, Oct. 21, at Alameda Hospital’s 25th annual Community Health Fair. About 40 local community, emergency and law enforcement agencies, in addition to medical staff from Alameda Hospital programs, will provide health education and screenings, dietary counseling and tips for children’s [...]

2017-10-18T21:24:31+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Categories: AHS In The News|

Fatty liver disease fastest-growing reason for transplants in young U.S. adults

By Carolyn Crist Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and its more aggressive form, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, have become the fastest-growing reasons for liver transplants in young Americans, according to a recent study. Typically, older adults experience the slow progression of fatty liver disease that is not related to alcohol but can lead ultimately to liver cirrhosis. [...]

2018-06-18T21:59:35+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|