Students of AHS HealthPATH

Meet Hui Qiao Wu. Hui attends Oakland High School 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. "My dad agreed to move for my education because it is common to hear that the United States has [...]

2018-08-02T17:12:04+00:00 August 10th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Hope on World Hepatitis Day: A Cure for Hepatitis-C

Dr. Doug White is on a hunt to save lives. Specifically the lives of millions of Americans infected with Hepatitis-C Virus (HCV), a leading cause of end-stage liver disease. Most people living with HCV are unaware they are infected because they don't experience any symptoms. Five years ago treatment options for people with the HCV, were [...]

2018-07-27T17:23:20+00:00 July 27th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

AHS Offers Dental Services for Special Needs Patients

Taking care of children and loved ones with special needs can be tough. The lack of dentists who will tend to these special needs patients is an additional burden. Ann Daniel made many calls to find her grandson, Xavier Moore, a dentist. No one would see him because they were not equipped to handle someone [...]

2018-08-02T17:10:38+00:00 July 25th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Students of AHS HealthPATH

Meet Isha Clarke. Isha attends MetWest High School 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. “What is more extreme and raw and crazy than working in a hospital? Nothing gets filtered. The drama of gunshot [...]

2018-07-24T16:43:44+00:00 July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

3-minute case study: Going Upstream in the Exam Room

By Lia Novotny | July 16, 2018 Originally published on AthenaInsight 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 At Hayward Wellness, an ambulatory care clinic in the Alameda Health System, physicians could screen patients for risk [...]

2018-07-16T18:08:14+00:00 July 16th, 2018|Categories: Featured|

Medical Clinics That Treat Refugees Help Determine The Case For Asylum

  Main Image: Juan Lopez Aguilar (left), a Maya man who fled violence in Guatemala three years ago, tells Dr. Nick Nelson he fears returning to the land of his birth. Heard on NPR's "Morning Edition" By Anna Gorman July 10, 2018 Originally published by KHN Dr. Nick Nelson walks through busy Highland [...]

2018-07-13T20:55:35+00:00 July 12th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

East African Elders Create Community Health Program

Claudia Landau, PhD, MD, Cheif of Geriatrics and Palliative Care at Alameda Health System (AHS)-Highland Hospital and Ogbai Hagos, medical translator with AHS Interpreter Services helped start this program for Eritrean and Ethiopian immigrants. Originally Published in the Oakland Post July 12, 2018 By Lisa LaMagna Communities of color have long been marginalized when it [...]

2018-07-13T20:56:01+00:00 July 12th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

Students of AHS HealthPATH

Meet Osiris Hal. Osiris attends Oakland School for the Arts 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. "You can be book smart, but if you can’t connect with your patients then you won’t be a good [...]

2018-07-09T15:58:14+00:00 July 9th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

The Gift of Compassion

It would have been easier to do nothing, but Debbie Parish’s compassion drove her to move mountains to make a patient’s last days with a loved one possible. Friday, Bill was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) and was told he only had a few days to live. Saturday, Bill found out his husband [...]

2018-07-02T15:48:05+00:00 June 29th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

AHS Helps Patients Butt Out

Alameda Health System (AHS) is working tirelessly to lower patients’ risk for heart attack, stroke, heart disease, lung cancer and premature death by doing one simple thing, getting patients to butt out. Smoking effects every part of the human body and strongly contributes to all of the aforementioned ailments, yet 11% of Alameda County residents [...]

2018-07-10T16:36:23+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|