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 [...]

2018-06-21T17:13:19+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Board of Trustees, Featured|

Alameda Health Teaching Public How to Stop Bleeding

Originally published on ABCNews7. March 16, 2018 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 how [...]

2018-06-21T16:52:45+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Board of Trustees, Featured, Trauma|

Alameda Health System-Highland Hospital Receives Prestigious International Award

Baby-Friendly USA, announces that Alameda Health System-Highland Hospital has received prestigious international recognition as a Re-Designated Baby-Friendly birth facility. Baby-Friendly USA, Inc is the U.S. authority for the implementation of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (“BFHI”), a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The initiative encourages [...]

2018-08-02T19:08:06+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

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 [...]

2018-06-21T16:41:42+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 [...]

2018-06-21T16:13:35+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Board of Trustees, Featured|

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|