Maria Mendoza-Sanchez is Home for the Holidays

Maria and her daughter, Vianney, sharing a tearful embrace moments after they were reunited. The joy of the holiday season has been heightened at Alameda Health System (AHS) as one of our own, Maria Mendoza-Sanchez, AHS-Highland Hospital Nurse, has returned just in time to spend the holidays with [...]

2018-12-16T15:53:52+00:00 December 16th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

‘Mini miracle:’ Mother deported to Mexico allowed to return to family in Oakland

By: Cristina Rendon Nov. 30, 2018 OAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU) - A Mexican mother who had been living in Oakland with her four children for 25 years but was deported 15 months ago was told on Friday that she’d be coming back to the Bay Area as soon as she could. “We’re all very excited and very happy,” [...]

2018-12-04T19:43:43+00:00 December 4th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

Making Their Lives Count

Published on Dec. 3, 2018 in MyHealthCalifornia.org Dr. Kathleen Clanon said she felt like a soldier in the middle of a war during her early career treating HIV and AIDS patients. Death surrounded her. At the peak of the epidemic, 200 patient lives were lost in a year — about one person every other day. She [...]

2018-12-04T20:48:35+00:00 December 4th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

AHS Outpatient Behavioral Health Services Program Provides a Home away from Home

The smiling faces are the staff of the Alameda Health System-Fairmont Hospital Outpatient Behavioral Health Services Program (OBHS) serving patients a Thanksgiving meal. Staff and patients see the program as a mini-community for individuals suffering from a variety of behavioral health issues. Patients who complete the OBHS programs are 90% less likely to be [...]

2018-12-04T17:39:57+00:00 December 4th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

U.S. News Ranks Alameda Health System Skilled Nursing Facilities Highest Performing in California

All four Alameda Health System skilled nursing facilities are listed among the top performers in the nation based on a recent U.S. News & World Reports ranking. South Shore Rehabilitation and Wellness, Park Bridge Rehabilitation and Wellness, Alameda Hospital’s Sub-Acute Unit and Fairmont Rehabilitation and Wellness received a “High-Performing” ranking, the highest possible rating on [...]

2018-11-17T06:43:38+00:00 November 17th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Tackling Hypertension

Originally published on athenainsight 3-minute case study: Reskilled MAs tackle hypertension By Lia Novotny | November 13, 2018 Across the athenahealth network and beyond, healthcare organizations are designing and implementing simple interventions with outsized impact on outcomes, satisfaction, and success. Here's another. The problem One in three American adults has hypertension, putting them at risk [...]

2018-11-14T17:45:31+00:00 November 14th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

ABCs of Safe Sleep for Baby

Introduce your newborn to the ABCs immediately after birth. No, it’s not too soon. These are the ABCs of infant safety, to keep your newborn safe while s/he is sleeping. The ABCs of infant safety are for baby to sleep Alone, on his/her Back, in a Crib. According to the Centers for Disease Control and [...]

2018-10-17T15:59:04+00:00 October 17th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Alameda Health System Opposes New Public Charge Rule

As a public hospital serving one of the most diverse counties in the nation, Alameda Health System is committed to Caring, Healing, Teaching and Serving All by providing an array of services to our community members. On October 10th, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a proposed rule that would change the determination of [...]

2018-10-15T20:42:59+00:00 October 12th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

PBS-UNDISCOVERED: THE MAGIC MACHINE

Podcast originally aired on Science Friday’s “Undiscovered” series Hosted by Annie Minoff and Elah Feder Produced by Science Friday and WNYC Studios As a critical care doctor, AHS-Highland Hospital’s Jessica Zitter has seen plenty of “Hail Mary” attempts to save dying patients go bad—attempts where doctors try interventions that don’t change the outcome, but do lead to more patient suffering. It’s left [...]

2018-10-05T19:49:16+00:00 October 5th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Embracing Diversity in Leadership

Alameda Health System (AHS) knows it can’t successfully transform its care delivery system without having leaders who are dedicated, diverse and disruptive…in walks Luis Fonseca. He currently serves as Chief Operating Officer for AHS and says his upbringing, life experience and education all paved the path to being an executive at the East Bay’s leading [...]

2018-10-03T13:32:52+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|