Two AHS Wellness Centers Receive Grant to Treat Opioid Use Disorders in Primary Care

Alameda Health System (AHS) Highland and Eastmont Wellness Centers each received a $50,000 grant to address opioid addiction. The “Addiction Treatment Starts Here: Primary Care” grant funding was from the Center for Care Innovation to increase medication assisted treatment (MAT) in primary care for patients with opioid use disorder (OUD). “We want to make sure [...]

2019-06-28T16:02:04+00:00June 28th, 2019|Categories: Featured|

New MRI Scanner Installed at AHS-Highland Hospital

A new state-of-the-art 3T MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scanner was installed at Alameda Health System (AHS)-Highland Hospital this week. The AHS Foundation secured a $6 million grant from Kaiser Permanente in 2016 to expand MRI services at Highland. In order to install the new equipment an external wall of the hospital had to be [...]

2019-06-27T15:44:09+00:00June 27th, 2019|Categories: Latest Stories From AHS|

In a Remarkable Feat of Engineering, State-of-the-Art MRI Scanner to be Air Lifted by Crane into Highland Hospital

New equipment to provide lifesaving diagnostic services for more than 7,000 patients a year On Tuesday, June 25, Alameda Health System’s (AHS’) long-awaited state-of-the-art 3T MRI scanner will be installed at Highland Hospital and Trauma Center. On behalf of AHS, AHS Foundation (AHSF) received a $6 million grant from Kaiser Permanente in 2016 to expand [...]

2019-06-24T20:41:32+00:00June 24th, 2019|Categories: AHS Press Releases|

AHS CEO Strives to Improve Population Health, Affordability and Access

Originally posted on the American Hospital Association website. Jun 12, 2019 - by Talia Schmidt As a chemistry student at Emory University, AHA board member Delvecchio Finley worked part time at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta in a range of areas — from parking deck security to medical records to admitting patients to the emergency department [...]

2019-06-19T16:34:51+00:00June 19th, 2019|Categories: Media Coverage of AHS|

Alameda Health System Selected by Industry Leaders as Frontline Healthcare Worker Emerging Champion

Healthcare organizations receive recognition for local, inclusive hiring practices and improving job quality for their entry-level staff Alameda Health System (AHS) has been recognized as a 2019 CareerSTAT Frontline Healthcare Worker Emerging Champion by their peers, CareerSTAT announced today. The award recognizes healthcare organizations investing in the skills and career of their frontline workers. In [...]

2019-08-12T22:07:07+00:00June 17th, 2019|Categories: AHS Press Releases|

Opinion: Why Alameda Health System Needs More Funding

Shifts in fiscal landscape creates threat of severe cuts to health care treatments Originally published in The Mercury News By Joe DeVries, Alameda Health System Board President | June 12, 2019 Across the state, public hospitals and health systems operate under highly challenging financial circumstances and are faced with the herculean task of developing financial [...]

2019-06-12T15:27:43+00:00June 12th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Media Coverage of AHS|

Alameda Health System-Alameda Hospital receives Get With the Guidelines Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

American Heart Association Award recognizes Alameda Hospital’s commitment to quality stroke care Oakland, Calif. – June 7, 2019 – Alameda Health System-Alameda Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke [...]

2019-06-17T18:57:28+00:00June 10th, 2019|Categories: AHS Press Releases|

AHS Creedon Wound Care Center Receives Center of Distinction Award

The Creedon Wound Care Center outpatient facility that is part of Alameda Health System-Alameda Hospital, recently received the Healogics Center of Distinction Award. Creedon achieved this honor by exceeding outstanding clinical and operational results in 2018, including a patient satisfaction rate above 90 percent and a healing rate above 90 percent. Healogics is one of [...]

2019-06-06T18:37:55+00:00June 5th, 2019|Categories: Latest Stories From AHS|

AHS Family Birthing Center Recognized for Perinatal Safety Strategies

The Alameda Health System (AHS) Family Birthing Center (FBC) recently hosted a validation visit from Beta Healthcare Group’s perinatal risk insurance manager. AHS was informed that the FBC had successfully implemented strategies identified for the “Quest for Zero: Excellence in OB” program as crucial to the safety of its mothers and babies. As a result, [...]

2019-06-03T20:16:13+00:00June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Latest Stories From AHS|