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|

Students of AHS HealthPATH

Meet Isha Clarke. Isha attends MetWest 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. “What is more extreme and raw and crazy than working in a hospital? Nothing gets filtered. The drama of gunshot [...]

2018-07-24T16:43:44+00:00 July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

3-minute case study: Going Upstream in the Exam Room

By Lia Novotny | July 16, 2018 Originally published on AthenaInsight 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 At Hayward Wellness, an ambulatory care clinic in the Alameda Health System, physicians could screen patients for risk [...]

2018-07-16T18:08:14+00:00 July 16th, 2018|Categories: Featured|

Medical Clinics That Treat Refugees Help Determine The Case For Asylum

  Main Image: Juan Lopez Aguilar (left), a Maya man who fled violence in Guatemala three years ago, tells Dr. Nick Nelson he fears returning to the land of his birth. Heard on NPR's "Morning Edition" By Anna Gorman July 10, 2018 Originally published by KHN Dr. Nick Nelson walks through busy Highland [...]

2018-07-13T20:55:35+00:00 July 12th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

East African Elders Create Community Health Program

Claudia Landau, PhD, MD, Cheif of Geriatrics and Palliative Care at Alameda Health System (AHS)-Highland Hospital and Ogbai Hagos, medical translator with AHS Interpreter Services helped start this program for Eritrean and Ethiopian immigrants. Originally Published in the Oakland Post July 12, 2018 By Lisa LaMagna Communities of color have long been marginalized when it [...]

2018-07-13T20:56:01+00:00 July 12th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|