Alameda Health System’s Acute Rehabilitation Unit Moves to San Leandro Hospital

Alameda Health System (AHS) announced today that it will be moving its Acute Rehabilitation Unit (ARU) from its current location at Fairmont Hospital, to San Leandro Hospital. The move completes a $27 million reconstruction project of the San Leandro facility which began in March of 2018. The newly designed space will provide patients with access [...]

2019-12-05T21:38:15+00:00October 29th, 2019|Categories: AHS Press Releases|

Dr. Donna Carey Galvanizes Her Community

Originally Published in Oakland Magazine October 2019 By Erika Mailman With palpable charm and humor, Highland Hospital’s Dr. Donna White Carey easily earns parents’ trust for that most important of jobs: their child’s health. But she’s got her eye on even stouter duties, like galvanizing the community around the disturbing statistic that in Alameda County, African-American [...]

2019-10-28T22:11:27+00:00October 28th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Media Coverage of AHS|

Taking Time for Self-Care

Gina Rapaport Wellness Program Manager Alameda Health System I didn’t necessarily pursue a career in health care; I would say health care pursued me. I have a lot of doctors and nurses and psychiatrists in my family, so it’s in my blood. I started working at Alameda Health System through an internship while I was [...]

2019-10-28T20:20:48+00:00October 28th, 2019|Categories: Latest Stories From AHS|

How Royal Care Connect is Transforming the Patient Experience

Originally published on   Challenge Patient flow at Alameda Health System’s Highland Hospital was chronically slow because many patients lacked transportation home or to the next stage of their care. The problem contributed to extremely long emergency room wait times and overcapacity. Solution Royal Care Connect provides reliable, on-demand transportation for [...]

2019-10-15T21:28:25+00:00October 15th, 2019|Categories: Media Coverage of AHS|

Alexander Peña-Community Minded

Every couple of months, I go speak to high school students about why I chose the law. I tell my story. I was born and raised in El Salvador and didn’t move to the United States until I was almost 16. I didn’t speak a single word of English. I did my undergrad in criminology [...]

2019-10-15T18:50:15+00:00October 15th, 2019|Categories: Latest Stories From AHS|

Alameda Health System Launches Epic Electronic Health System

EHR to unite providers and empower patients to become active participants in their own health Oakland, Calif. – October 11, 2019 – Alameda Health System (AHS) successfully launched its new Epic electronic health record (EHR) system last week. Epic is the most widely-used and comprehensive health records system in the country. The EHR implementation project started [...]

2019-10-11T01:25:13+00:00October 11th, 2019|Categories: AHS Press Releases|

PG&E Will Proactively Turn Off Power for Safety to Nearly 800,000 Customers Across Northern and Central California

For the most up to date information on the Public Safety Power Shutoff please visit PG&E. As a precautionary measure to reduce wildfire risk during the forecasted severe wind event, PG&E confirmed that it will implement a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) in portions of 34 northern, central and coastal counties, affecting electric service for [...]

2019-10-29T16:06:21+00:00October 9th, 2019|Categories: Archive|

Public Charge Information for Staff and Patients

On August 14, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published the Final Public Charge Rule. This new rule expands the types of public benefits that will be considered for a public charge determination. The new rule will go in effect on Oct. 15, 2019. To ensure staff and patients have accurate information we have [...]

2019-10-08T22:16:10+00:00October 8th, 2019|Categories: Archive|

EHR Implementation Success

In January of 2018 our Board of Trustees voted to authorize the implementation of our Epic Electronic Health Record (EHR), one of the most significant investments in Alameda Health System’s (AHS) history. We are honored to report that as of September 28, our Epic EHR is up and running! AHS joins more than 400 [...]

2019-10-29T16:05:27+00:00October 8th, 2019|Categories: Latest Stories From AHS|

Call Center Reduces Hold Times to One Minute

In an effort to reduce phone wait times and improve the patient experience, Alameda Health System (AHS) took a deep dive into call center operations. Reports showed our patients were on hold from seven to 25 minutes. The call center team proudly reports a wait time reduction of 700 to 2,500 percent. “Our goal [...]

2019-10-08T22:04:42+00:00October 8th, 2019|Categories: Latest Stories From AHS|