Students of AHS HealthPATH

Meet Carlos Reales. Carlos attends Castlemont High School 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. "I want to be a doctor. I got into health care to help my grandmother—she has type 2 diabetes. [...]

2018-06-26T17:44:03+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

April 28 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Alameda Health System has partnered with MED-Project, an organization dedicated to medication education and disposal, to bring medication disposal kiosks Alameda, Highland and San Leandro Hospitals. “We’re really excited to be able to provide this type of service to the community,” said Diana Thamrin, PharmD, and [...]

2018-04-25T14:49:23+00:00 April 25th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Alameda Health System and Anthem Blue Cross Reach Contract Agreement

Beginning May 1, 2018, AHS-Alameda Hospital will be an “In Network” provider for Anthem members, giving those residing in the city of Alameda access to health care close to home. “We want to thank Anthem members and residents of Alameda for their patience and support during negotiations,” said James Jackson, chief administrative officer, AHS-Alameda [...]

2018-06-21T17:36:58+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Latest News From AHS|

Good Karma

Having a robust volunteer program is just one of the ways Alameda Health System is transforming healthcare. It gives AHS a chance to cultivate the young minds of the future and build a deeper connection with the community. AHS has volunteers of all ages but the majority of them are students on a path towards [...]

2018-04-17T22:55:51+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

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|