Your Heart Needs Love Too

Cupid allegedly has magic powers that can help people fall in love. When Sophie Barbant, MD, trained cardiologist was asked what medical magic power she would like to possess, she said she would give everyone equal access to care. Flying chubby babies are cute, but what’s not cute, is heart attack. “2,000 people die every [...]

2018-02-14T16:21:18+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Adopt-a-Spot Recap

On Saturday, February 3, 2018, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf joined Alameda Health System executives, board members and staff as they extended their service and commitment to the community beyond the AHS Highland Hospital Campus in a neighborhood clean-up event. “You all do healthcare well, but I am glad you are taking a holistic approach to [...]

2018-02-03T19:00:02+00:00 February 3rd, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

San Leandro Hospital’s Chief Administrative Officer Named Business Person of the Year

On Thursday, January 25, 2018, the San Leandro Chamber of Commerce honored Alameda Health System’s James E. T. Jackson as “The Business Person of the Year.” This award is given to a leader that influences business and their industry by making a change in the community at large. Jackson’s priority when he was hired by [...]

2018-01-26T17:49:57+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

News Release: Alameda Health System Board of Trustees Approves Implementation of Electronic Health Record System Project

Alameda Health System Board of Trustees Approves Implementation of Electronic Health Record System Project Epic EHR system provides transparency of patient records among providers; empowers patients to become active participants in their own health  Oakland, Calif. — Jan. 25, 2018 — The Alameda Health System Board of Trustees today approved implementation of a $200 million [...]

2018-01-26T16:54:47+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

AHS Opens Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis Clinic

According to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, endometriosis affects 10% of women in the U.S. and many are left undiagnosed. After recognizing the number of patients that are impacted by abnormal amounts of pelvic pain, Alameda Health System decided to open the Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis Clinic in the obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) [...]

2018-01-24T17:27:19+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

MLK Day of Service Recap

Food is a Basic Human Right For the 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service, about 40 Alameda Health System staff, executives, trustee members and their families, volunteered at the Alameda County Community Food Bank (ACCFB). The AHS crew joined other organizations and together the 200 volunteers bagged about 50,000 pounds of produce [...]

2018-02-03T18:39:26+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Categories: Archive, Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Medication Take Back Program

Alameda Health System will host its first medication disposal event on Saturday, January 27th, in the Highland Care Pavilion 4th floor lobby from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. AHS is partnering with MED-Project, an organization dedicated to medication education and disposal, to bring this program to AHS. “We’re really excited to be able to provide this type [...]

2018-01-12T19:51:33+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

New AHS Board Member Dr. Taft Bhuket

On Tuesday, January 9, 2018, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors appointed Dr. Taft Bhuket to the Alameda Health System Board of Trustees, replacing Trustee Dr. Barry Zorthian. Bhuket is the Chief of Gastroenterology & Hepatology and the Director of the Endoscopy Unit at Alameda Health System’s Highland Hospital. Since joining the Alameda Health System [...]

2018-01-11T00:06:55+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Flu Advisory – Visitor Restrictions

Due to the severity of the current flu season, Alameda Health System is joining other local area hospitals with a visitor restriction protocol. We are committed to protecting patients and employees from respiratory infections, including the seasonal flu virus. As a precautionary measure, children under the age of 18 and any person exhibiting respiratory [...]

2018-01-10T22:16:24+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Flu Season Underway in California

Flu cases are widespread across California, including Alameda County. Public health officials recommend people get the flu shot in order to stop the spread of the illness. Flu symptoms include rapid onset of fever, chills, headache, tiredness and dry cough. Symptoms can also include vomiting and diarrhea. Antiviral drugs are an important second line of defense that [...]

2018-01-03T21:47:06+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|