Are you prepared for the Big One?

It’s no secret that we live in earthquake country and the recent earthquakes in southern California are a reminder that we all need to be prepared for emergencies. Earthquakes strike without warning and often impact our access to water, electricity, phone service and emergency personnel for days if not weeks and months. The Federal Emergency [...]

2019-07-10T17:16:24+00:00 July 10th, 2019|Categories: Latest News From AHS|

AHS Recognized for Healthcare Interpreter Internship Program

For almost 20 years AHS has partnered with the City College of San Francisco to offer internships to six to eight of their health care interpreter students each semester who speak various languages including Arabic, Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish, Tigrinya and Vietnamese. At the program graduation ceremony this year AHS was recognized with a distinguished [...]

2019-07-01T20:30:51+00:00 July 1st, 2019|Categories: Latest News From AHS|

New MRI Scanner Installed at AHS-Highland Hospital

A new state-of-the-art 3T MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scanner was installed at Alameda Health System (AHS)-Highland Hospital this week. The AHS Foundation secured a $6 million grant from Kaiser Permanente in 2016 to expand MRI services at Highland. In order to install the new equipment an external wall of the hospital had to be [...]

2019-06-27T15:44:09+00:00 June 27th, 2019|Categories: Latest News From AHS|

AHS Creedon Wound Care Center Receives Center of Distinction Award

The Creedon Wound Care Center outpatient facility that is part of Alameda Health System-Alameda Hospital, recently received the Healogics Center of Distinction Award. Creedon achieved this honor by exceeding outstanding clinical and operational results in 2018, including a patient satisfaction rate above 90 percent and a healing rate above 90 percent. Healogics is one of [...]

2019-06-06T18:37:55+00:00 June 5th, 2019|Categories: Latest News From AHS|

AHS Family Birthing Center Recognized for Perinatal Safety Strategies

The Alameda Health System (AHS) Family Birthing Center (FBC) recently hosted a validation visit from Beta Healthcare Group’s perinatal risk insurance manager. AHS was informed that the FBC had successfully implemented strategies identified for the “Quest for Zero: Excellence in OB” program as crucial to the safety of its mothers and babies. As a result, [...]

2019-06-03T20:16:13+00:00 June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Latest News From AHS|

AHS Trauma Prevention Team Teaches Students to Stop the Bleed

On the second annual National Stop the Bleed Day members from the Alameda Health System (AHS) trauma team partnered with AHS HealthPATH and Alameda County EMS Corps to teach almost 100 students at Castlemont High School in Oakland how to Stop the Bleed. Taranay a junior at Castlemont who wants to be a registered [...]

2019-05-30T00:24:39+00:00 May 29th, 2019|Categories: Latest News From AHS|

AHS: Sometimes a Teacher, Always a Student

Alameda Health System (AHS) is committed to being a part of the village that helps teach the next generation of health care leaders. We also recognize there is opportunity for us to learn from our students, a teacher should always remain a student. This spring semester four students from the UC Berkeley School of Public [...]

2019-05-28T15:20:40+00:00 May 28th, 2019|Categories: Latest News From AHS|

Serving With Honor: Cheryl Wilson-Talford, RN, MSN

I always wanted to be in the medical field. I always liked helping people. I was in the Army Reserve as an operating room specialist and that’s how I actually started in health care, but my career really began at Alameda Health System. I was working in a warehouse when a friend told me about [...]

2019-05-24T17:08:01+00:00 May 24th, 2019|Categories: Latest News From AHS|

A Toast to the Moms

Working at AHS means we’re part of a caring profession. As Mother’s Day approaches, we’re thinking of the first caregivers in many of our lives: our moms (and grandmothers, aunts and other loving women). Joilah James, internship coordinator for AHS HealthPATH, was inspired by her supportive and hardworking mother to step up and push herself [...]

2019-05-06T22:28:06+00:00 May 6th, 2019|Categories: Latest News From AHS|

A Mother’s Love

Our mothers often make sacrifices to be sure we thrive. Shamon Blue loved her career as a benefits administrator at AHS, but was ready to quit her job to be by her son’s bedside after he was born prematurely. With an understanding supervisor, she was able to reduce her hours, keep her benefits and be [...]

2019-05-06T22:27:52+00:00 May 6th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|