Guest Commentary: Let’s work to end disparities in prenatal care for women of color

Originally published in Modern Healthcare By Delvecchio Finley May 9, 2018 On Mother's Day we pay tribute to the women to whom we owe our lives. While it's a heartwarming celebration, the chances to enjoy pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood differ vastly, with African-American women at a distinct disadvantage. Many African-American women [...]

2018-06-15T16:30:16+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

The Power of Food

As a patient centered health care organization we know that proper nutrition is vital for the health and wellbeing of our patients. In that same sentiment, we also care about the nutrition, health and wellbeing of staff, which is why Terrance Hawkins, cook at the Alameda Health System-Fairmont Hospital Cafe is such an important part [...]

2018-05-09T18:45:09+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Preventing Senior Falls Can Save Lives

Seventy-year-old Wanda was startled awake on the floor of her Oakland apartment with a loud crash and a bump on her head. It was the middle of the night and she was sleep-walking. She had just tripped on her area rug, fallen and hit her head against the wall. She woke with her head throbbing [...]

2018-05-03T21:44:58+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS, Trauma|

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

April 28 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Alameda Health System has partnered with MED-Project, an organization dedicated to medication education and disposal, to bring medication disposal kiosks Alameda, Highland and San Leandro Hospitals. “We’re really excited to be able to provide this type of service to the community,” said Diana Thamrin, PharmD, and [...]

2018-04-25T14:49:23+00:00 April 25th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Good Karma

Having a robust volunteer program is just one of the ways Alameda Health System is transforming healthcare. It gives AHS a chance to cultivate the young minds of the future and build a deeper connection with the community. AHS has volunteers of all ages but the majority of them are students on a path towards [...]

2018-04-17T22:55:51+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

HealthPATH Opens Simulation Center

On Tuesday, April 10, HealthPATH will have a grand opening for its Health Professions Training and Education Center also referred to as a simulation center. “The simulation center is intended to provide a hands-on learning environment for HealthPATH’s pipeline programs and be an educational tool for all of Alameda Health System,” said Jessica Pitt, PhD, [...]

2018-04-05T15:57:40+00:00 April 5th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

AHS CMO Recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review

Originally published in Becker's Hospital Review. Our very own Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Ghassan Jamaleddine, M.D., was recognized in Becker’s Hospital Review (BHR), “2018 Hospital & Health System CMOs to Know.” This list features national physician leaders dedicated to strengthening their organizations through physician leadership development, patient safety initiatives and quality improvement. According to [...]

2018-06-21T17:25:07+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

Opinion: Gun Violence is a Serious Health Issue for Certain Bay Area Students

Originally published in The Mercury News. Limiting access to guns is paramount to giving low-income students the same chance at health as those in wealthier neighborhoods. By DELVECCHIO FINLEY and DR. GREGORY VICTORINO Across our country, young people and their families are staging coordinated “March for Our Lives” demonstrations following the murder of 17 [...]

2018-06-21T17:13:19+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Board of Trustees, Featured|

The Importance of 340B

More than 4,000 patients receive life-saving medications and other services through Alameda Health System’s leveraging of the federal 340B program, which provides free or significantly reduced price drugs. 340B requires pharmaceutical companies to give discounts to hospitals and clinics that serve high volumes of low-income patients. As a result, AHS saves about $15 million a [...]

2018-03-19T22:39:23+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Alameda Health Teaching Public How to Stop Bleeding

Originally published on ABCNews7. March 16, 2018 By Laura Anthony OAKLAND, CALIF. (KGO) -- It's a timely subject unfortunately and the Alameda Health System is taking the lead when it comes to preparing people for the unthinkable, like the mass casualty disaster or an active shooter. In Oakland, a Highland Hospital trauma nurse demonstrated how [...]

2018-06-21T16:52:45+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Board of Trustees, Featured, Trauma|