Excitement is rising as we get closer to the implementation of the new electronic health record (EHR). This is the biggest financial investment in the history of Alameda Health System and it will allow us to provide better care for the future. Many staff have questions about what to expect and our Chief Information Officer [...]
Food is a Basic Human Right For the 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service, about 40 Alameda Health System staff, executives, trustee members and their families, volunteered at the Alameda County Community Food Bank (ACCFB). The AHS crew joined other organizations and together the 200 volunteers bagged about 50,000 pounds of produce [...]
After shooting meth put her in a Missouri hospital with six days of bleeding, Heather Surface stumbled out into the January cold last year, still drug-addicted, homeless and unaware that she had a dangerous liver infection. Read more.
Originally published in East Bay Express. By Darwin BondGraham November 30, 2016 At their board meeting this evening, trustees of the Alameda Health System, which operates the county's public hospitals, affirmed that they will continue to make healthcare services available to undocumented immigrants and other populations whose care might be imperiled by the [...]
Alameda Health System is proud to partner with Alameda County's Health Care Services Agency on AC Care Connect, a new Whole Person Care Pilot. AC Care Connect will help homeless and other people with high needs with both health care and housing. The program is funded by a $140 million grant from the California [...]
Each week we examine stories that affect people who live and work in the Bay Area. In this episode we are discussing the dangers of premature birth. Read more.
A 30-year-old homeless woman who had been stabbed in the throat five years earlier still had a tracheotomy tube in her neck. Read more.
Alameda Health System Highland Hospital, one of only three Baby-Friendly designated hospitals in the Bay Area, has earned a spot on California’s 2016 Hospital C-Section Honor Roll. California Health and Human Services Secretary Diana Dooley recently recognized the Oakland hospital as one of 104 in the state which have met or exceeded a federal goal [...]
At Eastmont Wellness, there are no actual welcome mats awaiting people escaping tyranny and oppression in other countries, but the staff there nonetheless maintains this nation’s legacy of welcoming those who seek a better life. Read more.