Oakland human rights clinic provides rare, forensic medical evidence for tortured asylum seekers

Originally posted on www.ktvu.com By Lisa Fernandez and Candice Nguyen When Dr. Nick Nelson, the medical director of the Highland Hospital Human Rights Clinic, walks the halls of his Oakland medical center, he’s getting a peek at atrocities around the globe. His patients include Eritreans who have been forced to live in metal containers, Mexican [...]

2018-10-02T15:49:06+00:00October 1st, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

Students of AHS HealthPATH

Meet Cathya Mendoza. Cathya attends Holy Names University in Oakland and is a student in Alameda Health System's (AHS) HealthPATH program. HealthPATH is a workforce development initiative of AHS that prepares youth and young adults for healthcare careers. "We are all fighting for our future. Programs like HEAL set students on the path without the need for money. [...]

2018-09-27T18:02:45+00:00September 26th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Switching to an automatic HIV/HCV screening yields benefits

Originally published in MDLinx Written by Naveed Saleh September 11, 2018 Automatically linking HIV and hepatitis C virus (HIV/HCV) screening to lab orders via electronic health records (EHRs) for all adult patients outperforms a nurse-driven protocol, according to a recent study in Annals of Emergency Medicine. “To our knowledge, this is the first report of [...]

2018-09-26T22:34:34+00:00September 11th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News|

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+00:00August 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+00:00August 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+00:00July 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+00:00July 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+00:00May 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+00:00May 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+00:00May 16th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|