Hospital Aims to Fix Oakland Food Desert, Boost Population Health

3-minute case study: From food desert to food oasis Originally published in AthenaInsight. By Lia Novotny May 14, 2018 What innovations drive success in healthcare? Here's a tactic from a leading healthcare organization on the athenahealth network. The Problem Highland Hospital, a public hospital in the Alameda Health System that serves all [...]

2018-06-21T17:51:09+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

The Heart of a Woman

Sophie Barbant, M.D. trained cardiologist had a patient Madeleine, who had to make a tough choice, take care of her family and die or take care of herself and live. Barbant, originally from France, first met Madeleine in her role as the Director of the Cardiology Clinic at Alameda Health System-Highland Hospital. “Madeleine left Cameroon [...]

2018-05-16T15:22:04+00:00 May 15th, 2018|Categories: Featured|

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 [...]

2018-06-23T15:55:42+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 [...]

2018-06-23T15:40:42+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS, Trauma|

Students of AHS HealthPATH

Meet Robynne Oliver. Robynne attends Skyline 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. "In the past, I was kind of torn. I knew I wanted to do politics or the medical field. [...]

2018-06-26T18:27:23+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

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. [...]

2018-06-26T18:21:18+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Students of AHS HealthPATH

Meet Lesly Guerra. Lesly 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. “I’m a baby person. I love babies. When I was younger, I would go with my mother to her doctor [...]

2018-06-26T18:18:04+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Students of AHS HealthPATH

Meet Na'kyla Bosworth. Na'kyla attends Oakland Tech 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. "I am a strong voice, speaking out and not sugar-coating things. I have a lot of family that have been murdered [...]

2018-06-26T17:58:52+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Students of AHS HealthPATH

Meet Alejandro Dethlefsen. Alejandro 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. "It’s really different how humble it makes you, and more human because you were actually there instead of reading about [...]

2018-06-26T17:52:56+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|