‘I believe the Oakland Zoo saved this man’s life’- Dr. Feeney (As Featured on NBC Bay Area)

The story begins in late January when an elderly man was admitted to Highland Hospital. Feeney said, at first, it looked as if the man might be suffering from food poisoning, but he did not respond to treatment. "Despite potent antibiotics, he got worse and worse," Feeney said. Eventually, test results revealed a parasite, [...]

2021-04-16T21:39:52+00:00April 16th, 2021|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

In Solidarity with our Asian American & Pacific Islander Community

TO:                  All Staff & Medical Staff FROM: James Jackson, Interim Chief Executive Officer Taft Bhuket MD, Board of Trustee President Tracy Jensen, Board of Trustee Vice President Jennifer Esteen, Board of Trustee Secretary/Treasurer Kinkini Banerjee, Board of Trustee Luisa Blue, Board of Trustee Jeanette Dong, Board of Trustee Alan E. Fox, Board of Trustee Sblend [...]

2021-03-22T16:07:44+00:00March 20th, 2021|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

California must put Black and Latino Communities at front of COVID Vaccine Line

By James Jackson, Interim CEO of Alameda Health System As published in The Sacramento Bee As we see a convergence of Black History Month and the Herculean effort to disseminate the COVID-19 vaccine, we need to do more than recognize the historical contributions of African Americans in the country. We must take [...]

2021-02-26T22:08:53+00:00February 26th, 2021|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Alameda Health System Announces Interim CEO

Alameda Health System (AHS) Board of Trustees Wednesday unanimously approved the appointment of former AHS executive James Jackson as the system’s Interim Chief Executive Officer. Jackson will assume the role immediately and partner on the transition with outgoing CEO Delvecchio Finley, who is leaving AHS on January 22. After one of the most tumultuous [...]

2021-01-14T03:57:31+00:00January 14th, 2021|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Alameda Health System’s Frontline Workers Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine

Today, five frontline staff at Alameda Health System (AHS) Highland Hospital were the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  It marks a historic moment and big step forward in the fight to end the global pandemic as Alameda County and Bay Area continue to face a surge in cases and hospitalizations. The vaccine is [...]

2020-12-19T00:45:10+00:00December 18th, 2020|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Newly Appointed AHS Board Elects Officers

The newly appointed Board of Trustees (BOT) for Alameda Health System (AHS) met today, December 16, 2020 to elect officers, form working committees and set the meeting calendar for 2021. The Board of Trustees is appointed by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors and is charged with the governance of Alameda Health System.  The [...]

2020-12-17T06:20:31+00:00December 17th, 2020|Categories: Board of Trustees, Featured, Latest News From AHS|

AHS Bridge Program Expands Access and Coordinated Care For Patients with Substance Use Disorders

Alameda Health System (AHS) has expanded the Bridge Program that focuses on specialty-level care for substance use disorders to provide a more integrated model of care for patients in need. The Bridge Program treats patients who abuse alcohol, stimulants, opioids, prescription medicines or any other substances. As part of this integrated and team-based approach [...]

2020-12-08T23:47:16+00:00December 8th, 2020|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

AHS Continues To Support Victims of Domestic Violence

During the holiday season unrealistic expectations, financial pressures, and the increased consumption of alcohol can raise stress levels, which can contribute to incidents of domestic violence. Add to that, conditions created by COVID-19 including social distancing, working remotely and job loss and the numbers rise even more. “At Alameda Health System (AHS) we believe [...]

2020-12-08T22:02:46+00:00December 8th, 2020|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Delvecchio S. Finley Named President and Chief Executive Officer of Atrium Health Navicent

Atrium Health Announces Delvecchio Finley as New CEO of Atrium Health Navicent Oakland, Calif. — Dec. 3, 2020 — Atrium Health has named Delvecchio Finley as president and chief executive officer of Georgia-based Atrium Health Navicent, effective February 1, 2021.   Finley has served as chief executive officer of Alameda Health System (AHS) [...]

2020-12-03T21:08:11+00:00December 3rd, 2020|Categories: AHS News Releases, Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Prenatal and Postpartum Care Program Developed For, By and With Black People

AHS & ACPHD Launches Prenatal and Postpartum Care Program Developed For, By and With Black People   Alameda Health System (AHS) in collaboration with the Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) is launching BElovedBIRTH Black Centering, an evolution in the prenatal and postpartum model of care delivered in group settings and developed by, [...]

2020-10-07T19:04:43+00:00October 6th, 2020|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|