Oakland human rights clinic provides rare, forensic medical evidence for tortured asylum seekers

Originally posted on www.ktvu.com By Lisa Fernandez and Candice Nguyen When Dr. Nick Nelson, the medical director of the Highland Hospital Human Rights Clinic, walks the halls of his Oakland medical center, he’s getting a peek at atrocities around the globe. His patients include Eritreans who have been forced to live in metal containers, Mexican [...]

2018-10-02T15:49:06+00:00 October 1st, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

Students of AHS HealthPATH

Meet Cathya Mendoza. Cathya attends Holy Names University 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. "We are all fighting for our future. Programs like HEAL set students on the path without the need for money. [...]

2018-09-27T18:02:45+00:00 September 26th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured, Latest News From AHS|

It’s All Under Control

In response to a trend reported by the American Heart Association stating there was a 13% increase in hypertension (high blood pressure) related deaths nationally in 2015, Alameda Health System (AHS) decided to implement some changes to help patients get their blood pressure under control with the goal of saving lives. “In the last [...]

2018-09-19T18:00:40+00:00 September 19th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Servimos a Todos = We Serve All

Celia Montes remembers being very confused as she stepped away from her mother for a quick second and upon return her mother was crying. Her confusion quickly turned to anger when she found out someone yelled at her mother for not speaking English. “We moved to the United States from El Salvador when I was [...]

2018-09-07T18:24:29+00:00 September 17th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Alameda Health System Names Mark Amey as Chief Information Officer

Oakland, Calif. — September 11, 2018 — Alameda Health System today announced Mark Amey as Chief Information Officer. With a strong background in implementing electronic health record systems, Amey will oversee the installation of Alameda Health System’s new milestone EHR project, which will enhance the coordination of patient care across the public hospital system. Amey [...]

2018-09-26T22:34:54+00:00 September 12th, 2018|Categories: AHS News Releases, Featured, Latest News From AHS|

AHS Foundation Associate Board Raises $29,500 for AHS Eastmont Wellness Dental Clinic

On Saturday, August 25, the Alameda Health System (AHS) Foundation Associate Board presented the AHS Eastmont Wellness Dental Clinic with a check for $29,500. This funding will be used to purchase dental instruments that can help prevent cavities and gingivitis in pediatric dental patients. After the check presentation, the Associate Board had a chance to [...]

2018-08-27T18:35:02+00:00 August 27th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

This E.R. Treats Opioid Addiction on Demand. That’s Very Rare.

Originally published in the New York Times Written by Abby Goodnough August 19, 2018 Some hospital emergency departments are giving people medicine for withdrawal, plugging a hole in a system that too often fails to provide immediate treatment. OAKLAND, Calif. — Every year, thousands of people addicted to opioids show up at hospital emergency rooms [...]

2018-08-22T19:36:30+00:00 August 20th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

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|