Dr. Donna Carey Galvanizes Her Community

Originally Published in Oakland Magazine October 2019 By Erika Mailman With palpable charm and humor, Highland Hospital’s Dr. Donna White Carey easily earns parents’ trust for that most important of jobs: their child’s health. But she’s got her eye on even stouter duties, like galvanizing the community around the disturbing statistic that in Alameda County, African-American [...]

2019-10-28T22:11:27+00:00 October 28th, 2019|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

Acute Rehab Unit Moving to San Leandro Hospital

Alameda Health System’s (AHS) Acute Rehabilitation Unit (ARU) is transferring from AHS-Fairmont Hospital to AHS-San Leandro Hospital in a move that will complete a $28 million reconstruction project at the San Leandro Campus. The renovations began in March 2018 to comply with 2020 seismic requirements. ARU patients are expected to move into the space December [...]

2019-10-08T22:06:22+00:00 October 8th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

AHS Receives $2M Grant to Expand Palliative Care to Transform How People Experience End of Life across the Bay Area

Alameda Health System (AHS) announced today that more people suffering from chronic disease or terminal illness will be able to receive palliative care thanks to a $2 million grant from the Stupski Foundation. Palliative care is specialized medical care that focuses on providing patients relief from physical and mental stress caused by a serious or [...]

2019-10-17T18:26:34+00:00 September 30th, 2019|Categories: Featured|

Hospitals hope DSH cut delay leads to long-term solutions

Originally published in Modern HealthCare September 27, 2019 By, STEVEN ROSS JOHNSON As Congress approved another delay to $4 billion in planned cuts to Medicaid disproportionate-share hospital payments, hospitals are gearing up to rally support for a longer-term solution. The latest continuing resolution would postpone the funding reduction until Nov. 21 and awaits President Donald [...]

2019-10-09T15:53:52+00:00 September 27th, 2019|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

Encourage more African-American moms to breastfeed

Originally published in the East Bay Times August 22, 2019 By, Kevin Scott-Smith, MD Opinion: Encourage more African-American moms to breastfeed Reduce baby’s chances of obesity and diabetes; lower mom’s chances of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, heart disease The health care industry moves with ardent enthusiasm to data and evidence-based care and applauds itself [...]

2019-08-22T17:43:04+00:00 August 22nd, 2019|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

AHS HealthPATH Hosts Second Young Men of Color Cohort

Alameda Health System strives to provide culturally competent care and to align programing and resources to meet the needs of the diverse communities we serve. Our HealthPATH program, which includes a collection of pipeline and workforce development programs, work with teaching institutions in the community to expose young people to health careers and inspire them [...]

2019-08-22T17:15:22+00:00 August 14th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Two AHS Wellness Centers Receive Grant to Treat Opioid Use Disorders in Primary Care

Alameda Health System (AHS) Highland and Eastmont Wellness Centers each received a $50,000 grant to address opioid addiction. The “Addiction Treatment Starts Here: Primary Care” grant funding was from the Center for Care Innovation to increase medication assisted treatment (MAT) in primary care for patients with opioid use disorder (OUD). “We want to make sure [...]

2019-06-28T16:02:04+00:00 June 28th, 2019|Categories: Featured|

Opinion: Why Alameda Health System Needs More Funding

Shifts in fiscal landscape creates threat of severe cuts to health care treatments Originally published in The Mercury News By Joe DeVries, Alameda Health System Board President | June 12, 2019 Across the state, public hospitals and health systems operate under highly challenging financial circumstances and are faced with the herculean task of developing financial [...]

2019-06-12T15:27:43+00:00 June 12th, 2019|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

Committed Physician Recruits Young People to Diversify Health Care Workforce

Originally published on California Health Care Foundation MAY 16, 2019 By Heather Stringer Like all emergency department physicians, Jocelyn Freeman Garrick, MD, treats patients suffering from broken bones, chest pain, infections, and a host of other ailments. But she also makes time for a second, unpaid job that sets her apart from her peers: The [...]

2019-05-17T14:37:28+00:00 May 17th, 2019|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

Treating Opioid Addiction in the Emergency Department

Originally Published in the Association of American Medical Colleges News Tuesday, May 14, 2019 By Beth Howard In a novel approach, ED doctors at several teaching hospitals treat more than overdose symptoms. They start patients on the road to recovery. When Anna Wilson* was hospitalized with blood clots in her lungs at age 16, she [...]

2019-05-14T20:07:47+00:00 May 14th, 2019|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|