Alameda Health System-Highland Hospital Makes State C-Section Honor Roll for Three Consecutive Years

Oakland, Calif.— Oct. 24, 2018 — Alameda Health System (AHS), the Bay Area’s leading public health system, announced today that Smart Care California recognized AHS-Highland Hospital on the C-section Honor Roll as a facility that has successfully reduced the number of cesarean births. After recognizing an unhealthy trend in increased unnecessary C-sections, the Department of [...]

2018-10-25T14:29:36+00:00October 24th, 2018|Categories: AHS Press Releases|

ABCs of Safe Sleep for Baby

Introduce your newborn to the ABCs immediately after birth. No, it’s not too soon. These are the ABCs of infant safety, to keep your newborn safe while s/he is sleeping. The ABCs of infant safety are for baby to sleep Alone, on his/her Back, in a Crib. According to the Centers for Disease Control and [...]

2018-10-17T15:59:04+00:00October 17th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest Stories From AHS, Media Coverage of AHS|

Alameda Health System Opposes New Public Charge Rule

As a public hospital serving one of the most diverse counties in the nation, Alameda Health System is committed to Caring, Healing, Teaching and Serving All by providing an array of services to our community members. On October 10th, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a proposed rule that would change the determination of [...]

2018-10-15T20:42:59+00:00October 12th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest Stories From AHS|

German Delegates Tour Highland

Guten Tag. No, it’s not a typo. Alameda Health System leadership learned that this is a common German greeting from rising leaders from Germany and Switzerland who were on the AHS-Highland Hospital Campus on October 2. These young professionals were accompanied by members from the University Of California Berkeley School Of Public Health (Berkeley SPH). [...]

2018-10-12T18:51:14+00:00October 12th, 2018|Categories: Latest Stories From AHS|


Podcast originally aired on Science Friday’s “Undiscovered” series Hosted by Annie Minoff and Elah Feder Produced by Science Friday and WNYC Studios As a critical care doctor, AHS-Highland Hospital’s Jessica Zitter has seen plenty of “Hail Mary” attempts to save dying patients go bad—attempts where doctors try interventions that don’t change the outcome, but do lead to more patient suffering. It’s left [...]

2018-10-05T19:49:16+00:00October 5th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest Stories From AHS, Media Coverage of AHS|

Embracing Diversity in Leadership

Alameda Health System (AHS) knows it can’t successfully transform its care delivery system without having leaders who are dedicated, diverse and disruptive…in walks Luis Fonseca. He currently serves as Chief Operating Officer for AHS and says his upbringing, life experience and education all paved the path to being an executive at the East Bay’s leading [...]

2018-10-03T13:32:52+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest Stories From AHS|

Oakland human rights clinic provides rare, forensic medical evidence for tortured asylum seekers

Originally posted on By Lisa Fernandez and Candice Nguyen When Dr. Nick Nelson, the medical director of the Highland Hospital Human Rights Clinic, walks the halls of his Oakland medical center, he’s getting a peek at atrocities around the globe. His patients include Eritreans who have been forced to live in metal containers, Mexican [...]

2018-10-02T15:49:06+00:00October 1st, 2018|Categories: Featured, Media Coverage of AHS|