Calif. Hospitals Launch Initiative To Reduce Repeat ED Visits

Originally published in America's Essential Hospitals. By Olivia Graziano June 30, 2016 A new data-sharing initiative launched by six Northern California hospitals — including two members of America’s Essential Hospitals — aims to improve patient care and reduce costs associated with patients who frequently visit emergency departments (EDs). About 40 percent of California ED visits [...]

2018-06-14T17:05:48+00:00 June 30th, 2016|Categories: Archive|

Foundation Furthers Essential Support for Breast Cancer Patients

Contact Jerri Randrup jrandrup@alamedahealthsystem.org 510-437-4732 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Foundation Furthers Essential Support for Breast Cancer Patients Oakland, Calif. (July 21, 2015) – Alameda Health System (AHS) and the AHS Foundation announced the receipt of a $125,000 grant to assist high-risk patients in need of diagnostic and treatment services for breast cancer. The grant supports [...]

2018-06-13T19:30:09+00:00 July 21st, 2015|Categories: Archive|

Alameda Health System Partner Mandela MarketPlace Receives Major Grant from USDA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Trisha Chakrabarti Program and Policy Manager Mandela MarketPlace, Inc. OAKLAND, Calif., April 2, 2015 – In an announcement yesterday morning from Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Oakland’s Mandela MarketPlace, in partnership with Alameda Health System’s Highland Hospital and Credibles.co, received $422,500 through the USDA’s Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) grant [...]

2018-06-12T22:54:27+00:00 April 2nd, 2015|Categories: Archive|

Letters to the Editor: Chronic wound awareness important

Originally published in The Alamedan. By Donato J. Stinghen March 26, 2015 As we observe Wound Care Awareness Week, it’s important to recognize that chronic wounds are a burden that touches 6.5 million people in the United States. Chronic wounds are wounds that do not heal in a timely manner and risk infection [...]

2018-06-12T22:09:42+00:00 March 26th, 2015|Categories: Archive|

Letters to the Editor: February is American Heart Month

Originally published in The Alamedan. By Stephen Raskin February 12, 2015 February is historically designated as American Heart Month. More than just a time to “wear red,” many health professionals consider this an opportunity to promote cardiovascular wellness and encourage patients to learn more about the risks for heart disease and stroke. With [...]

2018-06-12T21:46:50+00:00 February 12th, 2015|Categories: Archive|

Bay Area pediatricians focus on oral health

Originally published in OaklandNorth. By Mara Van Ells November 6, 2014 Nine-month-old Xochil Gonzalez squirmed and fussed as medical assistant Hilda Romero Gomez daubed a yellowish white mixture onto her baby teeth. “Swipe and swipe,” Romero Gomez said as she quickly painted the fluoride varnish onto Xochil’s bottom two teeth with a miniscule [...]

2018-06-12T17:37:12+00:00 November 6th, 2014|Categories: Archive|

Alameda County pairs chronic patients, young health coaches

Originally published in SFGate. By Victoria Colliver August 27, 2014 Shante Robinson met Jimmy Jordan in April on one of Robinson's many visits to Highland Hospital's emergency room. Robinson has been struggling to manage his diabetes and control his debilitating gout, and the pain and symptoms of those diseases have taken the 52-year-old patient to the Oakland hospital more times than [...]

2018-06-12T15:52:30+00:00 August 27th, 2014|Categories: Archive|

Oakland pediatric obesity program added groceries

Originally published in SFGate. By Victoria Colliver February 22, 2012 Dr. Robert Savio gave 10-year-old Yazmin Peña and her 7-year-old sister, Esmeralda, high-fives as he shared results of the girls' test results from a pilot project on pediatric obesity at Alameda County's Highland General Hospital in Oakland. Yazmin's triglycerides, a type of fat found in the blood, [...]

2018-06-11T16:29:23+00:00 February 22nd, 2012|Categories: Archive|