HealthPATH Opens Simulation Center

On Tuesday, April 10, HealthPATH will have a grand opening for its Health Professions Training and Education Center also referred to as a simulation center. “The simulation center is intended to provide a hands-on learning environment for HealthPATH’s pipeline programs and be an educational tool for all of Alameda Health System,” said Jessica Pitt, PhD, [...]

2018-04-05T15:57:40+00:00 April 5th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

The Importance of 340B

More than 4,000 patients receive life-saving medications and other services through Alameda Health System’s leveraging of the federal 340B program, which provides free or significantly reduced price drugs. 340B requires pharmaceutical companies to give discounts to hospitals and clinics that serve high volumes of low-income patients. As a result, AHS saves about $15 million [...]

2018-06-23T15:22:57+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

AHS Triples Rate of Colorectal Cancer Screenings

The bad news is nearly 50,000 Americans will die this year from colorectal cancer (CRC), the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. The good news is it also one of the most preventable cancers if detected early. Alameda Health System (AHS) has saved untold lives over the past seven years [...]

2018-06-23T15:15:42+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Old Practices Now New — Traditional Chinese Medicine Residency Program at Highland Hospital

Alameda Health System-Highland Hospital is the first hospital in the country to offer traditional Chinese medicine residency program. Here acupuncture and clinical medical residents side-by-side learn effective pain management techniques in various areas, including the Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), the Birthing Center and the oncology infusion clinic. Tom Kehl is the TCM [...]

2018-06-23T15:06:40+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|Tags: , , |

Your Heart Needs Love Too

Cupid allegedly has magic powers that can help people fall in love. When Sophie Barbant, MD, trained cardiologist was asked what medical magic power she would like to possess, she said she would give everyone equal access to care. Flying chubby babies are cute, but what’s not cute, is heart attack. “2,000 people die every [...]

2018-02-14T16:21:18+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Adopt-a-Spot Recap

On Saturday, February 3, 2018, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf joined Alameda Health System executives, board members and staff as they extended their service and commitment to the community beyond the AHS Highland Hospital Campus in a neighborhood clean-up event. “You all do healthcare well, but I am glad you are taking a holistic approach [...]

2018-06-22T22:12:16+00:00 February 3rd, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

San Leandro Hospital’s Chief Administrative Officer Named Business Person of the Year

On Thursday, January 25, 2018, the San Leandro Chamber of Commerce honored Alameda Health System’s James E. T. Jackson as “The Business Person of the Year.” This award is given to a leader that influences business and their industry by making a change in the community at large. Jackson’s priority when he was hired [...]

2018-06-22T22:01:20+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

News Release: Alameda Health System Board of Trustees Approves Implementation of Electronic Health Record System Project

Alameda Health System Board of Trustees Approves Implementation of Electronic Health Record System Project Epic EHR system provides transparency of patient records among providers; empowers patients to become active participants in their own health Oakland, Calif. — Jan. 25, 2018 — The Alameda Health System Board of Trustees today approved implementation of a $200 [...]

2018-06-22T21:46:29+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

AHS Opens Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis Clinic

According to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, endometriosis affects 10% of women in the U.S. and many are left undiagnosed. After recognizing the number of patients that are impacted by abnormal amounts of pelvic pain, Alameda Health System decided to open the Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis Clinic in the obstetrics and gynecology [...]

2018-06-22T21:34:21+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

MLK Day of Service Recap

Food is a Basic Human Right For the 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service, about 40 Alameda Health System staff, executives, trustee members and their families, volunteered at the Alameda County Community Food Bank (ACCFB). The AHS crew joined other organizations and together the 200 volunteers bagged about 50,000 pounds of produce [...]

2018-06-15T17:12:38+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Categories: Archive, Featured, Latest News From AHS|