San Leandro & Alameda Hospital Receive 5150 Hold Designation

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors recently approved a proposal to designate Alameda Health System’s San Leandro and Alameda Hospital, the University of California Berkeley Student Health Center and the Oakland Behavioral Health Clinic as 5150 hold facilities. “Having these other facilities with the designation will reduce wait times for treatment, ensure people aren’t transferred [...]

2019-04-02T18:58:24+00:00 February 21st, 2019|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Step by step. Day by day.

Pam has been trying to stop abusing drugs and alcohol since 1988. Because of her battles with depression, stable housing and chronic stress, she has relapsed many times. Today, she has two years without using opiates, several months without alcohol, a place to live, and healthier ways to cope with depression due to Alameda [...]

2019-04-02T18:58:01+00:00 February 21st, 2019|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Pioneers Lead the Way for the Future Generation

Jocelyn Freeman Garrick, MD, MS, attending emergency medicine physician at Alameda Health System-Highland Hospital, believes having a diverse staff can help reduce health disparities in the patient population we serve. “We have patients from many different ethnic, racial and socioeconomic backgrounds. On any given day we treat people who are from South Asia, Eastern Europe, [...]

2019-02-04T17:53:03+00:00 February 4th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Leadership Spotlight: Tangerine Brigham

Tangerine Brigham, Chief Administrative Officer of Population Health, feels at home with the full steam ahead approach she sees from AHS staff. It’s the way she likes to get the job done. She has been tasked with helping AHS improve quality of care system-wide, lower costs and improve health outcomes among the patients AHS serves. [...]

2019-04-02T18:59:01+00:00 December 21st, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

How Denise Pitney is Helping with System Transformation

It is impossible to be a patient-centered organization without the tools and resources to move patients successfully and safely through their hospitalization. This is why Denise Pitney, care management systems consultant, was recognized by her peers on the system transformation and re-engineering team for the pivotal role she played in developing standard work, workflow design [...]

2019-04-02T18:59:42+00:00 December 21st, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

HealthPATH = Teaching All.

Teaching all, part of Alameda Health System’s (AHS) mission statement was on full display this week as 44 Oakland Unified School District high school students graduated from the AHS HealthPATH program. At the graduation HealthPATH participants had a chance to share about their experience. “There wasn’t one defining moment in this program for me because [...]

2018-12-21T19:01:58+00:00 December 21st, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

AHS Outpatient Behavioral Health Services Program Provides a Home away from Home

The smiling faces are the staff of the Alameda Health System-Fairmont Hospital Outpatient Behavioral Health Services Program (OBHS) serving patients a Thanksgiving meal. Staff and patients see the program as a mini-community for individuals suffering from a variety of behavioral health issues. Patients who complete the OBHS programs are 90% less likely to be [...]

2018-12-04T17:39:57+00:00 December 4th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

U.S. News Ranks Alameda Health System Skilled Nursing Facilities Highest Performing in California

All four Alameda Health System skilled nursing facilities are listed among the top performers in the nation based on a recent U.S. News & World Reports ranking. South Shore Rehabilitation and Wellness, Park Bridge Rehabilitation and Wellness, Alameda Hospital’s Sub-Acute Unit and Fairmont Rehabilitation and Wellness received a “High-Performing” ranking, the highest possible rating on [...]

2018-11-17T06:43:38+00:00 November 17th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured, Latest News From AHS|

ABCs of Safe Sleep for Baby

Introduce your newborn to the ABCs immediately after birth. No, it’s not too soon. These are the ABCs of infant safety, to keep your newborn safe while s/he is sleeping. The ABCs of infant safety are for baby to sleep Alone, on his/her Back, in a Crib. According to the Centers for Disease Control and [...]

2018-10-17T15:59:04+00:00 October 17th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Alameda Health System Opposes New Public Charge Rule

As a public hospital serving one of the most diverse counties in the nation, Alameda Health System is committed to Caring, Healing, Teaching and Serving All by providing an array of services to our community members. On October 10th, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a proposed rule that would change the determination of [...]

2018-10-15T20:42:59+00:00 October 12th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|