Servimos a Todos = We Serve All

Celia Montes remembers being very confused as she stepped away from her mother for a quick second and upon return her mother was crying. Her confusion quickly turned to anger when she found out someone yelled at her mother for not speaking English. “We moved to the United States from El Salvador when I was [...]

2018-09-07T18:24:29+00:00 September 17th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Switching to an automatic HIV/HCV screening yields benefits

Originally published in MDLinx Written by Naveed Saleh September 11, 2018 Automatically linking HIV and hepatitis C virus (HIV/HCV) screening to lab orders via electronic health records (EHRs) for all adult patients outperforms a nurse-driven protocol, according to a recent study in Annals of Emergency Medicine. “To our knowledge, this is the first report of [...]

2018-09-11T22:25:10+00:00 September 11th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

AHS Foundation Associate Board Raises $29,500 for AHS Eastmont Wellness Dental Clinic

On Saturday, August 25, the Alameda Health System (AHS) Foundation Associate Board presented the AHS Eastmont Wellness Dental Clinic with a check for $29,500. This funding will be used to purchase dental instruments that can help prevent cavities and gingivitis in pediatric dental patients. After the check presentation, the Associate Board had a chance to [...]

2018-08-27T18:35:02+00:00 August 27th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

This E.R. Treats Opioid Addiction on Demand. That’s Very Rare.

Originally published in the New York Times Written by Abby Goodnough August 19, 2018 Some hospital emergency departments are giving people medicine for withdrawal, plugging a hole in a system that too often fails to provide immediate treatment. OAKLAND, Calif. — Every year, thousands of people addicted to opioids show up at hospital emergency rooms [...]

2018-08-22T19:36:30+00:00 August 20th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

AHS Residents Crème de la Crème

This year Alameda Health System took another step toward its ongoing mission of caring, healing, teaching and serving all by enrolling one of its most diverse and competitive classes. Each year Alameda Health System (AHS)-Highland Hospital receives thousands of applications for its residency programs that has less than 60 slots. Because of the competitive nature [...]

2018-08-16T21:25:10+00:00 August 16th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

American Hospital Association Selects Alameda Health System CEO for Board of Trustees

Oakland, Calif. — August 13, 2018—Alameda Health System CEO Delvecchio Finley was recently elected to the American Hospital Association Board of Trustees for a three-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2019. The AHA Board of Trustees is the organization’s highest policy-making body and has ultimate authority for the governance and management of its direction and finances. [...]

2018-08-14T16:28:43+00:00 August 10th, 2018|Categories: AHS News Releases, Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Tips For Staying Healthy in Smoky Air from Bay Area Wildfires

The devastation caused by the current local wildfires are a tragedy and the impact is felt across the entire Bay Area. The elderly, children and individuals with heart or respiratory conditions face the greatest health risks from the poor air quality. Here are a few tips from Dr. Monica Bhargava, pulmonologist at Alameda Health System, [...]

2018-08-10T18:53:58+00:00 August 10th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Students of AHS HealthPATH

Meet Hui Qiao Wu. Hui attends Oakland High School in Oakland and is a student in Alameda Health System's (AHS) HealthPATH program. HealthPATH is a workforce development initiative of AHS that prepares youth and young adults for healthcare careers. "My dad agreed to move for my education because it is common to hear that the United States has [...]

2018-08-02T17:12:04+00:00 August 10th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Hope on World Hepatitis Day: A Cure for Hepatitis-C

Dr. Doug White is on a hunt to save lives. Specifically the lives of millions of Americans infected with Hepatitis-C Virus (HCV), a leading cause of end-stage liver disease. Most people living with HCV are unaware they are infected because they don't experience any symptoms. Five years ago treatment options for people with the HCV, were [...]

2018-07-27T17:23:20+00:00 July 27th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

AHS Offers Dental Services for Special Needs Patients

Taking care of children and loved ones with special needs can be tough. The lack of dentists who will tend to these special needs patients is an additional burden. Ann Daniel made many calls to find her grandson, Xavier Moore, a dentist. No one would see him because they were not equipped to handle someone [...]

2018-08-02T17:10:38+00:00 July 25th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|