AHS CMO Recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review

Originally published in Becker's Hospital Review. Our very own Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Ghassan Jamaleddine, M.D., was recognized in Becker’s Hospital Review (BHR), “2018 Hospital & Health System CMOs to Know.” This list features national physician leaders dedicated to strengthening their organizations through physician leadership development, patient safety initiatives and quality improvement. According to [...]

2018-06-21T17:25:07+00:00March 28th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Media Coverage of AHS|

Opinion: Gun Violence is a Serious Health Issue for Certain Bay Area Students

Originally published in The Mercury News. Limiting access to guns is paramount to giving low-income students the same chance at health as those in wealthier neighborhoods. By DELVECCHIO FINLEY and DR. GREGORY VICTORINO Across our country, young people and their families are staging coordinated “March for Our Lives” demonstrations following the murder of 17 [...]

2018-06-21T17:13:19+00:00March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Board of Trustees, Featured, Media Coverage of 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+00:00March 19th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest Stories From AHS|

Alameda Health Teaching Public How to Stop Bleeding

Originally published on ABCNews7. March 16, 2018 By Laura Anthony OAKLAND, CALIF. (KGO) -- It's a timely subject unfortunately and the Alameda Health System is taking the lead when it comes to preparing people for the unthinkable, like the mass casualty disaster or an active shooter. In Oakland, a Highland Hospital trauma nurse demonstrated how [...]

2018-06-21T16:52:45+00:00March 19th, 2018|Categories: Board of Trustees, Featured, Media Coverage of AHS, Trauma|

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+00:00March 15th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest Stories From AHS|

Alameda Health System-Highland Hospital Receives Prestigious International Award

Baby-Friendly USA, announces that Alameda Health System-Highland Hospital has received prestigious international recognition as a Re-Designated Baby-Friendly birth facility. Baby-Friendly USA, Inc is the U.S. authority for the implementation of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (“BFHI”), a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The initiative encourages [...]

2018-08-02T19:08:06+00:00March 14th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Media Coverage of 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+00:00March 12th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest Stories From AHS|Tags: , , |

March 12, 2018 – “Stop the Bleed” Training at Senior Injury Prevention Forum

Contact Lorna Fernandes lfernandes@alamedahealthsystem.org 510-506-0812 NEWS ADVISORY “Stop the Bleed” Training at Senior Injury Prevention Forum Assemblyman Nate Miley to receive training and certification Oakland, Calif. — March 12, 2018 — At the Alameda County Emergency Medical Services’ Annual Senior Injury Prevention forum on March 16, Supervisor Nate Miley will participate in the hands-on [...]

2018-07-10T19:15:03+00:00March 12th, 2018|Categories: AHS Press Releases|