Alameda Health System – Alameda Hospital Ranked Top SNF in California

Congratulations Alameda Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) for being ranked as the third best nursing home in the state of California by Newsweek! Newsweek‘s Best Nursing Homes 2020 recognizes just over 400 of the best nursing homes across the 20 largest US states. The Best Nursing Homes were chosen based on a survey among nurses, [...]

2019-12-20T16:45:20+00:00December 8th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

AHS Donates Monitors to Reduce the Digital Divide

Alameda Health System (AHS) recently updated monitors due to the implementation of our new electronic health record. Instead of disposing of the upgraded equipment, we donated the 2,000 monitors to Tech Exchange, an Oakland based company dedicated to providing digital equity to residents across the East Bay. On October 23, 2019 they held an event [...]

2019-11-01T20:41:36+00:00November 1st, 2019|Categories: Latest News From AHS|

Taking Time for Self-Care

Gina Rapaport Wellness Program Manager Alameda Health System I didn’t necessarily pursue a career in health care; I would say health care pursued me. I have a lot of doctors and nurses and psychiatrists in my family, so it’s in my blood. I started working at Alameda Health System through an internship while I was [...]

2019-10-28T20:20:48+00:00October 28th, 2019|Categories: Latest News From AHS|

Alexander Peña-Community Minded

Every couple of months, I go speak to high school students about why I chose the law. I tell my story. I was born and raised in El Salvador and didn’t move to the United States until I was almost 16. I didn’t speak a single word of English. I did my undergrad in criminology [...]

2019-10-15T18:50:15+00:00October 15th, 2019|Categories: Latest News From AHS|

EHR Implementation Success

In January of 2018 our Board of Trustees voted to authorize the implementation of our Epic Electronic Health Record (EHR), one of the most significant investments in Alameda Health System’s (AHS) history. We are honored to report that as of September 28, our Epic EHR is up and running! AHS joins more than 400 [...]

2019-10-29T16:05:27+00:00October 8th, 2019|Categories: Latest News From AHS|

Call Center Reduces Hold Times to One Minute

In an effort to reduce phone wait times and improve the patient experience, Alameda Health System (AHS) took a deep dive into call center operations. Reports showed our patients were on hold from seven to 25 minutes. The call center team proudly reports a wait time reduction of 700 to 2,500 percent. “Our goal [...]

2019-10-08T22:04:42+00:00October 8th, 2019|Categories: Latest News From AHS|

Acute Rehab Unit Moving to San Leandro Hospital

Alameda Health System’s (AHS) Acute Rehabilitation Unit (ARU) is transferring from AHS-Fairmont Hospital to AHS-San Leandro Hospital in a move that will complete a $28 million reconstruction project at the San Leandro Campus. The renovations began in March 2018 to comply with 2020 seismic requirements. ARU patients will move into the space Sunday, December 8, 2019. [...]

2019-12-05T21:39:04+00:00October 8th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

AHS Implements Pet Therapy to Promote Healing

Benny, a 12-year-old Maltese Shih Tzu, began rounding at our Southshore Skilled Nursing facility this month, bringing comfort and smiles to our patients. Research shows that animal-assisted therapy can significantly reduce pain, anxiety, depression and fatigue in people with a range of health problems leading to an improved patient experience. “I think Benny is fantastic. [...]

2019-10-08T22:05:23+00:00October 8th, 2019|Categories: Latest News From AHS|