Black Maternal Health Week

Kalayjah Harris delivered her baby at the Alameda Health System-Family Birthing Center, her daughter A’Rorri, is now 4 months old. Harris participated in the CenteringPregnancy® group led by AHS midwives. Below is her maternity experience in her own words. “It’s great to be a mom. A’Rorri is full of laughter and she’s just amazing. When [...]

2019-04-11T18:19:52+00:00 April 10th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Charlotte Wills, MD, Receives Residency Director of the Year Award

Charlotte Wills, MD, is the 2019 recipient of the Residency Director of the Year Award. This honor was received from the Emergency Medicine Residents' Association (EMRA). The award recognizes a residency director who serves as a role model for residents and exemplifies those qualities residents value in a mentor. According to her residents, Wills goes [...]

2019-04-02T15:20:43+00:00 April 9th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

AHS Debuts Giving Me Life Art Exhibit

The “Giving Me Life: A Visual Journey of African-American Organ and Tissue Transplant Recipients” art exhibit has officially opened at the Alameda Health System (AHS)-Highland Care Pavilion Lobby. AHS has partnered with Donor Network West, an organ and tissue recovery organization, to bring “Giving Me Life” to AHS. The exhibit underscores the need [...]

2019-04-09T16:54:18+00:00 April 5th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

AHS Trustee Maria Hernandez to be Inducted into Alameda County Women’s Hall of Fame

To whom much is given, much is required, a philosophy Maria Hernandez, PhD, has chosen to live by. On Saturday, March 30, Hernandez, Alameda Health System (AHS) Board of Trustee member and President of Impact4Health, will be inducted into the Alameda County Women’s Hall of Fame. Hernandez has made it her life’s work to [...]

2019-03-21T22:36:50+00:00 March 27th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

A Bridge to Health

Currently, 7% of high risk patients consume 81% of the total health care costs. Programs like complex care management help improve patient health outcomes and reduce costs. Additional funds can be used to support and create more preventative care programs. What follows is an example of what happens when care coordination and collaboration between [...]

2019-03-13T21:52:48+00:00 March 13th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

San Leandro & Alameda Hospital Receive 5150 Hold Designation

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors recently approved a proposal to designate Alameda Health System’s San Leandro and Alameda Hospital, the University of California Berkeley Student Health Center and the Oakland Behavioral Health Clinic as 5150 hold facilities. “Having these other facilities with the designation will reduce wait times for treatment, ensure people aren’t transferred [...]

2019-04-02T18:58:24+00:00 February 21st, 2019|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Step by step. Day by day.

Pam has been trying to stop abusing drugs and alcohol since 1988. Because of her battles with depression, stable housing and chronic stress, she has relapsed many times. Today, she has two years without using opiates, several months without alcohol, a place to live, and healthier ways to cope with depression due to Alameda [...]

2019-04-02T18:58:01+00:00 February 21st, 2019|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Pioneers Lead the Way for the Future Generation

Jocelyn Freeman Garrick, MD, MS, attending emergency medicine physician at Alameda Health System-Highland Hospital, believes having a diverse staff can help reduce health disparities in the patient population we serve. “We have patients from many different ethnic, racial and socioeconomic backgrounds. On any given day we treat people who are from South Asia, Eastern Europe, [...]

2019-02-04T17:53:03+00:00 February 4th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Leadership Spotlight: Tangerine Brigham

Tangerine Brigham, Chief Administrative Officer of Population Health, feels at home with the full steam ahead approach she sees from AHS staff. It’s the way she likes to get the job done. She has been tasked with helping AHS improve quality of care system-wide, lower costs and improve health outcomes among the patients AHS serves. [...]

2019-04-02T18:59:01+00:00 December 21st, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

How Denise Pitney is Helping with System Transformation

It is impossible to be a patient-centered organization without the tools and resources to move patients successfully and safely through their hospitalization. This is why Denise Pitney, care management systems consultant, was recognized by her peers on the system transformation and re-engineering team for the pivotal role she played in developing standard work, workflow design [...]

2019-04-02T18:59:42+00:00 December 21st, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|