A Program to Rapidly Test for Hepatitis C

Originally published in Physician's Weekly. By Douglas A.E. White, MD August 31, 2016 An ED screening and diagnostic testing program found a high prevalence of hepatitis C. Results suggest that continued efforts are needed to develop and evaluate policies for ED-based hepatitis C screening. Hepatitis C virus affects about 3 million Americans and [...]

2018-06-14T23:40:05+00:00 August 31st, 2016|Categories: Archive|

Delvecchio Finley: Medical care only part of the solution to health disparities

Originally published in Furst Group. By Furst Group August 24, 2016 Delvecchio Finley doesn’t shrink back from a challenge. That’s one of the reasons his last two jobs have been leading California public health organizations with different but significant issues. But as he surveys the changes needed not only within his own health [...]

2018-06-14T04:39:28+00:00 August 24th, 2016|Categories: Archive|

Highland Improves Breastfeeding Rates to 90%

Contact Kyle McGuire kyle@amfmediagroup.com 925-790-2788 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sep. 8, 2016 High-Tech Gift Strengthens Alameda Health System’s Ability to Serve All Alameda Health System, Kaiser Permanente, and East Bay Community Foundation team up for new technology Oakland, Calif. (Sep. 8, 2016) – Alameda Health System Foundation (AHSF) today announced a historic advancement in increasing access to [...]

2018-06-14T18:34:35+00:00 August 11th, 2016|Categories: Archive|

Alameda Health System Foundation Receives Avon Grant for Breast Cancer Patient Navigator Program

Oakland, Calif. (July 25, 2016) – Alameda Health System (AHS) and AHS Foundation(AHSF) announced receipt of a $125,000 grant from Avon Breast Cancer Crusade to fund AHS’ long-standing efforts to support breast cancer patients through diagnosis and treatment. AHS Patient Navigator Zhonnet Harper accepted the mock check during the closing ceremony for the AVON 39 Walk to End Breast Cancer, held July 24 in San Francisco. Avon’s generous grant will be used to further the impact of our Patient [...]

2018-06-14T18:13:22+00:00 July 25th, 2016|Categories: Archive|

Chief Medical Officer Announced!

We are pleased to welcome Ghassan Jamaleddine, MD, as the new Chief Medical Officer at Alameda Health System (AHS). He will begin his role on August 1 and succeed Joe A. Walker, MD, who has served as our Acting Chief Medical Officer since October 2015. As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jamaleddine will oversee the [...]

2018-06-14T17:59:42+00:00 July 19th, 2016|Categories: Archive|

Hospital Highland abre centro de maternidad con technología innovadora

Originally published in La Opinión. By Marcela Gray July 7, 2016 OAKLAND – Salas privadas y espaciosas con camas que cambian de posición de forma terapéutica, baño, ducha, televisión y guardarropa: Esta es la nueva cara del Hospital Highland en Oakland, un afiliado del Sistema de Salud de Alameda, que abrió sus puertas [...]

2018-06-14T17:44:27+00:00 July 7th, 2016|Categories: Archive|

Calif. Hospitals Launch Initiative To Reduce Repeat ED Visits

Originally published in America's Essential Hospitals. By Olivia Graziano June 30, 2016 A new data-sharing initiative launched by six Northern California hospitals — including two members of America’s Essential Hospitals — aims to improve patient care and reduce costs associated with patients who frequently visit emergency departments (EDs). About 40 percent of California ED visits [...]

2018-06-14T17:05:48+00:00 June 30th, 2016|Categories: Archive|

Luis Fonseca Named Chief Operating Officer for Alameda Health System

Oakland, Calif. — Alameda Health System (AHS) announced today that Luis Fonseca has been named Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Fonseca will provide operational and strategic leadership to the executives of AHS’ hospitals, wellness centers, and skilled nursing facilities. He will also play a key role in ensuring that operations are functioning effectively and [...]

2018-06-14T16:38:11+00:00 June 23rd, 2016|Categories: Archive|

Director of the Eastmont Wellness Refugee Health Screening Clinic Honored for Her Work

Just last week, at their World Refugee Day celebration, our own Sambo Ly, Director of the Eastmont Wellness Refugee Health Screening Clinic was recognized by the East Bay Refugee Forum for her hard work and dedication to the care of refugees. The refugee clinic is the only state approved site to provide health screening [...]

2018-06-14T16:15:14+00:00 June 23rd, 2016|Categories: Archive|