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 belt!” [...]

2018-02-16T22:30:45+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

Your Heart Needs Love Too

Cupid allegedly has magic powers that can help people fall in love. When Sophie Barbant, MD, trained cardiologist was asked what medical magic power she would like to possess, she said she would give everyone equal access to care. Flying chubby babies are cute, but what’s not cute, is heart attack. “2,000 people die every [...]

2018-02-14T16:21:18+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Adopt-a-Spot Recap

On Saturday, February 3, 2018, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf joined Alameda Health System executives, board members and staff as they extended their service and commitment to the community beyond the AHS Highland Hospital Campus in a neighborhood clean-up event. “You all do healthcare well, but I am glad you are taking a holistic approach to [...]

2018-02-03T19:00:02+00:00 February 3rd, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

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 to [...]

2018-02-02T21:58:40+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, 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 [...]

2018-02-06T18:27:36+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

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|

San Leandro Hospital’s Chief Administrative Officer Named Business Person of the Year

On Thursday, January 25, 2018, the San Leandro Chamber of Commerce honored Alameda Health System’s James E. T. Jackson as “The Business Person of the Year.” This award is given to a leader that influences business and their industry by making a change in the community at large. Jackson’s priority when he was hired by [...]

2018-01-26T17:49:57+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

News Release: Alameda Health System Board of Trustees Approves Implementation of Electronic Health Record System Project

Alameda Health System Board of Trustees Approves Implementation of Electronic Health Record System Project Epic EHR system provides transparency of patient records among providers; empowers patients to become active participants in their own health  Oakland, Calif. — Jan. 25, 2018 — The Alameda Health System Board of Trustees today approved implementation of a $200 million [...]

2018-01-26T16:54:47+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|