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|

HealthPATH = Teaching All.

Teaching all, part of Alameda Health System’s (AHS) mission statement was on full display this week as 44 Oakland Unified School District high school students graduated from the AHS HealthPATH program. At the graduation HealthPATH participants had a chance to share about their experience. “There wasn’t one defining moment in this program for me because [...]

2018-12-21T19:01:58+00:00 December 21st, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Maria Mendoza-Sanchez is Home for the Holidays

Maria and her daughter, Vianney, sharing a tearful embrace moments after they were reunited. The joy of the holiday season has been heightened at Alameda Health System (AHS) as one of our own, Maria Mendoza-Sanchez, AHS-Highland Hospital Nurse, has returned just in time to spend the holidays with [...]

2019-02-25T20:34:00+00:00 December 16th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

‘Mini miracle:’ Mother deported to Mexico allowed to return to family in Oakland

By: Cristina Rendon Nov. 30, 2018 OAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU) - A Mexican mother who had been living in Oakland with her four children for 25 years but was deported 15 months ago was told on Friday that she’d be coming back to the Bay Area as soon as she could. “We’re all very excited and very happy,” [...]

2018-12-04T19:43:43+00:00 December 4th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

Making Their Lives Count

Published on Dec. 3, 2018 in MyHealthCalifornia.org Dr. Kathleen Clanon said she felt like a soldier in the middle of a war during her early career treating HIV and AIDS patients. Death surrounded her. At the peak of the epidemic, 200 patient lives were lost in a year — about one person every other day. She [...]

2018-12-04T20:48:35+00:00 December 4th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

AHS Outpatient Behavioral Health Services Program Provides a Home away from Home

The smiling faces are the staff of the Alameda Health System-Fairmont Hospital Outpatient Behavioral Health Services Program (OBHS) serving patients a Thanksgiving meal. Staff and patients see the program as a mini-community for individuals suffering from a variety of behavioral health issues. Patients who complete the OBHS programs are 90% less likely to be [...]

2018-12-04T17:39:57+00:00 December 4th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|