Blog: Behind the documentary that tackles end-of-life care

Originally published in Modern Healthcare. By Adam Rubenfire & Jaclyn Schiff September 16, 2016 For most hospital administrators, the idea of allowing filmmakers to roam the halls of the ICU is probably no more appealing than getting into the nitty-gritty of their compensation. But uncomfortable situations can yield powerful results, which must have been [...]

2018-06-15T00:24:13+00:00 September 16th, 2016|Categories: Archive|

Netflix Documentary Features Heartbreaking End-of-Life Care Decisions at an Oakland Hospital

Originally published in KQED. By Lisa Fine September 13, 2016 When is more medical care helpful in end-of-life situations and when does it just lead to more suffering? How do you know when it's time to let someone you love pass away naturally? These choices are heart-wrenching for patients, families, and their doctors. [...]

2018-06-15T00:06:58+00:00 September 13th, 2016|Categories: Archive|

High-Tech Gift Strengthens Alameda Health System’s Ability to Serve All

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 [...]

2018-06-14T23:48:10+00:00 September 8th, 2016|Categories: Archive|

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|

Oakland Highland Hospital’s program aims to reduce premature births

Originally published in ABC7 News. By Laura Anthony August 25, 2016 OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- A new prenatal program at Oakland's Highland Hospital is already credited with reducing premature births by more than a third. The program is proving the value of shared experience, with moms to be at Oakland's Highland Hospital undergoing [...]

2018-06-14T18:57:57+00:00 August 25th, 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|