U.S. News Ranks Alameda Health System Skilled Nursing Facilities Highest Performing in California

All four Alameda Health System skilled nursing facilities are listed among the top performers in the nation based on a recent U.S. News & World Reports ranking. South Shore Rehabilitation and Wellness, Park Bridge Rehabilitation and Wellness, Alameda Hospital’s Sub-Acute Unit and Fairmont Rehabilitation and Wellness received a “High-Performing” ranking, the highest possible rating on [...]

2018-11-17T06:43:38+00:00 November 17th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Tackling Hypertension

Originally published on athenainsight 3-minute case study: Reskilled MAs tackle hypertension By Lia Novotny | November 13, 2018 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 One in three American adults has hypertension, putting them at risk [...]

2018-11-14T17:45:31+00:00 November 14th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

ABCs of Safe Sleep for Baby

Introduce your newborn to the ABCs immediately after birth. No, it’s not too soon. These are the ABCs of infant safety, to keep your newborn safe while s/he is sleeping. The ABCs of infant safety are for baby to sleep Alone, on his/her Back, in a Crib. According to the Centers for Disease Control and [...]

2018-10-17T15:59:04+00:00 October 17th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Alameda Health System Opposes New Public Charge Rule

As a public hospital serving one of the most diverse counties in the nation, Alameda Health System is committed to Caring, Healing, Teaching and Serving All by providing an array of services to our community members. On October 10th, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a proposed rule that would change the determination of [...]

2018-10-15T20:42:59+00:00 October 12th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

PBS-UNDISCOVERED: THE MAGIC MACHINE

Podcast originally aired on Science Friday’s “Undiscovered” series Hosted by Annie Minoff and Elah Feder Produced by Science Friday and WNYC Studios As a critical care doctor, AHS-Highland Hospital’s Jessica Zitter has seen plenty of “Hail Mary” attempts to save dying patients go bad—attempts where doctors try interventions that don’t change the outcome, but do lead to more patient suffering. It’s left [...]

2018-10-05T19:49:16+00:00 October 5th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Embracing Diversity in Leadership

Alameda Health System (AHS) knows it can’t successfully transform its care delivery system without having leaders who are dedicated, diverse and disruptive…in walks Luis Fonseca. He currently serves as Chief Operating Officer for AHS and says his upbringing, life experience and education all paved the path to being an executive at the East Bay’s leading [...]

2018-10-03T13:32:52+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

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|