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|

German Delegates Tour Highland

Guten Tag. No, it’s not a typo. Alameda Health System leadership learned that this is a common German greeting from rising leaders from Germany and Switzerland who were on the AHS-Highland Hospital Campus on October 2. These young professionals were accompanied by members from the University Of California Berkeley School Of Public Health (Berkeley SPH). [...]

2018-10-12T18:51:14+00:00 October 12th, 2018|Categories: Latest News From AHS|

PBS-UNDISCOVERED: THE MAGIC MACHINE

Podcast originally aired on Science Friday’s “Undiscovered” series Hosted by Annie Minoff and Elah Feder Produced by Science Friday and WNYC Studios As a critical care doctor, AHS-Highland Hospital’s Jessica Zitter has seen plenty of “Hail Mary” attempts to save dying patients go bad—attempts where doctors try interventions that don’t change the outcome, but do lead to more patient suffering. It’s left [...]

2018-10-05T19:49:16+00:00 October 5th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Embracing Diversity in Leadership

Alameda Health System (AHS) knows it can’t successfully transform its care delivery system without having leaders who are dedicated, diverse and disruptive…in walks Luis Fonseca. He currently serves as Chief Operating Officer for AHS and says his upbringing, life experience and education all paved the path to being an executive at the East Bay’s leading [...]

2018-10-03T13:32:52+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

AHS Reduces Hospital Falls Systemwide

It is estimated that annually somewhere between 700,000 and 1,000,000 people fall in the hospital. Falls can lead to additional injuries like internal bleeding, fractures or prolonged hospitalization, which is why Alameda Health System (AHS) made serious changes to reduce falls. “We pulled together a steering committee early January to figure out what we could [...]

2018-09-26T20:40:35+00:00 September 26th, 2018|Categories: Latest News From AHS|

Students of AHS HealthPATH

Meet Cathya Mendoza. Cathya attends Holy Names University in Oakland and is a student in Alameda Health System's (AHS) HealthPATH program. HealthPATH is a workforce development initiative of AHS that prepares youth and young adults for healthcare careers. "We are all fighting for our future. Programs like HEAL set students on the path without the need for money. [...]

2018-09-27T18:02:45+00:00 September 26th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured, Latest News From AHS|