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|

A Mother’s Love

Our mothers often make sacrifices to be sure we thrive. Shamon Blue loved her career as a benefits administrator at AHS, but was ready to quit her job to be by her son’s bedside after he was born prematurely. With an understanding supervisor, she was able to reduce her hours, keep her benefits and be [...]

2019-05-06T22:27:52+00:00 May 6th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Sambo Ly: Survivor, Translator, Storyteller

Sambo Ly was silenced during her adolescent years and she has made it her life’s work to speak for those who cannot. She is a survivor of the brutal Khmer Rouge Regime that lasted from 1975-1979 in Cambodia. During this time, millions of Cambodians were murdered if they were believed to be educated, connected to [...]

2019-04-30T17:51:54+00:00 April 30th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

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|