Northern California Wildfires

  Governor Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency for much of Northern California due to the wildfires currently burning in Napa, Sonoma and Yuba counties. While Alameda County is not experiencing any fires, the smoke is drifting to the East Bay and many people can smell and see smoke. According to the Centers [...]

2017-10-18T19:20:58+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Categories: Latest News From AHS|

October is Safe Sleep Awareness Month

Alameda Health System loves babies so much we have an entire facility dedicated to their arrival called the Highland Hospital Family Birthing Center. While labor and delivery can be intense, AHS knows the real work starts at home. Most important for parents and caregivers is developing safe sleeping habits for baby. In 2014 about 3,500 infants died suddenly and unexpectedly in the [...]

2017-10-12T22:23:29+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

CARF recognizes Fairmont Acute Rehabilitation for Excellence

Alameda Health System, a leading public health care provider, today announced the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International has accredited AHS Fairmont Acute Rehabilitation for two Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs focusing on adult hospital care and adult stroke specialty care. CARF issued a three-year accreditation to the two Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs at the San [...]

2017-10-04T13:35:21+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Categories: Latest News From AHS|

Sanchez Family’s GoFundMe Raises More Than $20,000 for the Children Left Behind

Support Maria Mendoza-Sanchez family. The Highland Hospital residents’ GoFundMe account, created on Monday to assist nurse Maria Mendoza-Sanchez and her family, has raised over $21,370. Mendoza-Sanchez, a nurse in the Highland Hospital telemetry-oncology department for two years, left Wednesday night. In a letter to staff, Mendoza-Sanchez thanked her “Highland Hospital family” for their support. “Although, [...]

2017-10-12T18:08:10+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Categories: Latest News From AHS|

Congresswoman Barbara Lee tours Highland Hospital’s new Acute Care Tower

Oakland, Calif. – August 3, 2017 – Congresswoman Barbara Lee toured Highland Hospital’s newly designated adult Level 1 Trauma Center to learn more about the services provided to East Bay residents, and to highlight devastating impacts to those services if the Affordable Care Act is repealed. “I am truly pleased with the high-quality service being [...]

2017-10-04T13:34:32+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Latest News From AHS|

Mary V. King Remembered with Fund for Expectant Families and Newborns

The Alameda Health System Foundation (AHSF) has raised more than $70,000 to support equipment and program needs of the Family Birthing Center in the new Highland Hospital Acute Care Tower. The funds, secured by AHSF’s Mary V. King Fundraising Committee, will further access to maternal and child health care services for Alameda County residents of [...]

2017-10-12T18:15:12+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Categories: Latest News From AHS|

Alameda Health System Names Tangerine Brigham to Lead Population Health Efforts

Alameda Health System (AHS) today announced that Tangerine Brigham has been named Chief Administrative Officer, Population Health. In this role, Brigham will lead the health system’s ongoing efforts to improve the patient experience, reduce costs and transition to population health management. Research has shown that traditional health care delivery only accounts for a small percentage [...]

2017-10-12T19:10:22+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Categories: Latest News From AHS|

Highland Hospital Helps DUI Prevention Effort for Teens

CHP Stages Mock Car Crash, Aftermath to Warn Skyline Kids of the Dangers Highland Hospital recently teamed up with the California Highway Patrol to give teenagers a vivid warning on the dangers of drinking and driving. The CHP’s “Every 15 Minutes” DUI prevention program pulls together emergency workers and health care providers, local and state [...]

2017-10-12T18:13:58+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Latest News From AHS|

Training a Diverse Healthcare Workforce of the Future

Health System Contact Terry Lightfoot tlightfoot@alamedahealthsystem.org 510-535-7626 Media Contact Kyle McGuire kyle@amfmediagroup.com 925-790-2788 Training a Diverse Healthcare Workforce of the Future Alameda Health System, Alameda Unified School District and FACES for the Future Partner on a High School Internship Program Oakland, Calif. (March 7, 2017) – Alameda Health System (AHS), Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) and [...]

2017-10-12T18:38:18+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Categories: Latest News From AHS|