Good Karma

Having a robust volunteer program is just one of the ways Alameda Health System is transforming healthcare. It gives AHS a chance to cultivate the young minds of the future and build a deeper connection with the community. AHS has volunteers of all ages but the majority of them are students on a path towards [...]

2018-04-17T22:55:51+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

HealthPATH Opens Simulation Center

On Tuesday, April 10, HealthPATH will have a grand opening for its Health Professions Training and Education Center also referred to as a simulation center. “The simulation center is intended to provide a hands-on learning environment for HealthPATH’s pipeline programs and be an educational tool for all of Alameda Health System,” said Jessica Pitt, PhD, [...]

2018-04-05T15:57:40+00:00 April 5th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

AHS CMO Recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review

Our very own Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Ghassan Jamaleddine, M.D., was recognized in Becker’s Hospital Review (BHR), “2018 Hospital & Health System CMOs to Know.” This list features national physician leaders dedicated to strengthening their organizations through physician leadership development, patient safety initiatives and quality improvement. According to BHR, the physicians recognized are proven leaders [...]

2018-03-28T19:44:25+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

Opinion: Gun Violence is a Serious Health Issue for Certain Bay Area Students

Originally published in The Mercury News Limiting access to guns is paramount to giving low-income students the same chance at health as those in wealthier neighborhoods. By DELVECCHIO FINLEY and DR. GREGORY VICTORINO Across our country, young people and their families are staging coordinated “March for Our Lives” demonstrations following the murder of 17 at [...]

2018-04-03T20:21:29+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Board of Trustees, Featured|

The Importance of 340B

More than 4,000 patients receive life-saving medications and other services through Alameda Health System’s leveraging of the federal 340B program, which provides free or significantly reduced price drugs. 340B requires pharmaceutical companies to give discounts to hospitals and clinics that serve high volumes of low-income patients. As a result, AHS saves about $15 million a [...]

2018-03-19T22:39:23+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Alameda Health Teaching Public How to Stop Bleeding

This was originally published March 16, 2018 on ABCNews7 By, Laura Anthony OAKLAND, CALIF. (KGO) -- It's a timely subject unfortunately and the Alameda Health System is taking the lead when it comes to preparing people for the unthinkable, like the mass casualty disaster or an active shooter. In Oakland, a Highland Hospital trauma nurse demonstrated [...]

2018-04-03T20:21:59+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Board of Trustees, Featured|

AHS Triples Rate of Colorectal Cancer Screenings

The bad news is nearly 50,000 Americans will die this year from colorectal cancer (CRC), the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. The good news is it also one of the most preventable cancers if detected early. Alameda Health System (AHS) has saved untold lives over the past seven years by [...]

2018-03-15T18:20:46+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Old Practices Now New — Traditional Chinese Medicine Residency Program at Highland Hospital

Alameda Health System-Highland Hospital is the first hospital in the country to offer traditional Chinese medicine residency program. Here acupuncture and clinical medical residents side-by-side learn effective pain management techniques in various areas, including the Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), the Birthing Center and the oncology infusion clinic. Tom Kehl is the TCM [...]

2018-03-12T21:02:46+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|Tags: , , |

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|