AHS Donates Monitors to Reduce the Digital Divide

Alameda Health System (AHS) recently updated monitors due to the implementation of our new electronic health record. Instead of disposing of the upgraded equipment, we donated the 2,000 monitors to Tech Exchange, an Oakland based company dedicated to providing digital equity to residents across the East Bay. On October 23, 2019 they held an event [...]

2019-11-01T20:41:36+00:00 November 1st, 2019|Categories: Latest News From AHS|

Taking Time for Self-Care

Gina Rapaport Wellness Program Manager Alameda Health System I didn’t necessarily pursue a career in health care; I would say health care pursued me. I have a lot of doctors and nurses and psychiatrists in my family, so it’s in my blood. I started working at Alameda Health System through an internship while I was [...]

2019-10-28T20:20:48+00:00 October 28th, 2019|Categories: Latest News From AHS|

Alexander Peña-Community Minded

Every couple of months, I go speak to high school students about why I chose the law. I tell my story. I was born and raised in El Salvador and didn’t move to the United States until I was almost 16. I didn’t speak a single word of English. I did my undergrad in criminology [...]

2019-10-15T18:50:15+00:00 October 15th, 2019|Categories: Latest News From AHS|

EHR Implementation Success

In January of 2018 our Board of Trustees voted to authorize the implementation of our Epic Electronic Health Record (EHR), one of the most significant investments in Alameda Health System’s (AHS) history. We are honored to report that as of September 28, our Epic EHR is up and running! AHS joins more than 400 [...]

2019-10-29T16:05:27+00:00 October 8th, 2019|Categories: Latest News From AHS|

Call Center Reduces Hold Times to One Minute

In an effort to reduce phone wait times and improve the patient experience, Alameda Health System (AHS) took a deep dive into call center operations. Reports showed our patients were on hold from seven to 25 minutes. The call center team proudly reports a wait time reduction of 700 to 2,500 percent. “Our goal [...]

2019-10-08T22:04:42+00:00 October 8th, 2019|Categories: Latest News From AHS|

Acute Rehab Unit Moving to San Leandro Hospital

Alameda Health System’s (AHS) Acute Rehabilitation Unit (ARU) is transferring from AHS-Fairmont Hospital to AHS-San Leandro Hospital in a move that will complete a $28 million reconstruction project at the San Leandro Campus. The renovations began in March 2018 to comply with 2020 seismic requirements. ARU patients are expected to move into the space December [...]

2019-10-08T22:06:22+00:00 October 8th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

AHS Implements Pet Therapy to Promote Healing

Benny, a 12-year-old Maltese Shih Tzu, began rounding at our Southshore Skilled Nursing facility this month, bringing comfort and smiles to our patients. Research shows that animal-assisted therapy can significantly reduce pain, anxiety, depression and fatigue in people with a range of health problems leading to an improved patient experience. “I think Benny is fantastic. [...]

2019-10-08T22:05:23+00:00 October 8th, 2019|Categories: Latest News From AHS|

AHS HealthPATH Hosts Second Young Men of Color Cohort

Alameda Health System strives to provide culturally competent care and to align programing and resources to meet the needs of the diverse communities we serve. Our HealthPATH program, which includes a collection of pipeline and workforce development programs, work with teaching institutions in the community to expose young people to health careers and inspire them [...]

2019-08-22T17:15:22+00:00 August 14th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|