AHS—Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Every week a group of people gather at the Alameda Health System (AHS)-Hayward Wellness Center for happy hour to dance, laugh, eat and connect. The only thing missing is the cocktails. “One of AHS’s PRIME projects focuses on depression – screening, treating, and monitoring. In addition to conventional medications and counseling services, we wanted [...]

2018-05-21T22:15:02+00:00 May 21st, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

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|

Alameda Health System and Anthem Blue Cross Reach Contract Agreement

Beginning May 1, 2018, AHS-Alameda Hospital will be an “In Network” provider for Anthem members, giving those residing in the city of Alameda access to health care close to home. “We want to thank Anthem members and residents of Alameda for their patience and support during negotiations,” said James Jackson, chief administrative officer, AHS-Alameda Hospital.  [...]

2018-04-18T22:05:44+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, 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|

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|

AHS Triples Rate of Colorectal Cancer Screenings

The bad news is nearly 50,000 Americans will die this year from colorectal cancer (CRC), the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. The good news is it also one of the most preventable cancers if detected early. Alameda Health System (AHS) has saved untold lives over the past seven years by [...]

2018-03-15T18:20:46+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Old Practices Now New — Traditional Chinese Medicine Residency Program at Highland Hospital

Alameda Health System-Highland Hospital is the first hospital in the country to offer traditional Chinese medicine residency program. Here acupuncture and clinical medical residents side-by-side learn effective pain management techniques in various areas, including the Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), the Birthing Center and the oncology infusion clinic. Tom Kehl is the TCM [...]

2018-03-12T21:02:46+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|Tags: , , |