Visitors at AHS Skilled Nursing Facilities are Being Welcomed Back and Spirits are High

“For nearly 365 days our residents sacrificed seeing their families all for the sake of safety. There were no hugs, no holding of hands and no sharing of meals, and while residents were grateful to have visitation through Facetime it wasn’t a substitute f or that human touch,” said Christine Pelgone-Herz, Fairmont Skilled Nursing [...]

2021-05-20T21:14:11+00:00April 28th, 2021|Categories: Featured|

High Quality Care for the East Bay Community

Level I Adult Trauma Unit Reverification ValidatesHigh Quality Care for the East Bay CommunityAlameda Health System Highland Hospital Level I Adult Trauma Unit received its first reverification from the American College of Surgeons – a significant accomplishment given that it received its first Level I certification in 2017.Highland Hospital is home to the East Bay’s [...]

2021-05-20T21:24:47+00:00April 22nd, 2021|Categories: Featured, Latest Stories From AHS|

The Green Team: Working For a Sustainable AHS

“Restore Our Earth” is this year’s Earth Day theme and here at Alameda Health System, the Green Team led by Drs. Hava Liberman and Laura Wise, is committed to sustainability, patient safety, and environmental justice while raising awareness about AHS’s impact on our earth. The team is working to reduce the large environmental footprint [...]

2021-05-21T15:58:56+00:00April 22nd, 2021|Categories: Featured|

Happy National Volunteer Appreciation Week!

Our compassionate and dedicated volunteers are an integral part of our health care system. This #NationalVolunteerAppreciation week we thank all of our volunteers for everything they do for our patients every day. We know time is valuable and your time is valuable to AHS!

2021-05-21T16:16:05+00:00April 19th, 2021|Categories: Featured|

‘I believe the Oakland Zoo saved this man’s life’- Dr. Feeney (As Featured on NBC Bay Area)

The story begins in late January when an elderly man was admitted to Highland Hospital. Feeney said, at first, it looked as if the man might be suffering from food poisoning, but he did not respond to treatment. "Despite potent antibiotics, he got worse and worse," Feeney said. Eventually, test results revealed a parasite, [...]

2021-05-21T16:09:49+00:00April 16th, 2021|Categories: Featured, Latest Stories From AHS|

AHS Honors BEloved Birth Black Centering During Black Maternal Health Week

Alameda Health System is excited to witness the success of a new and innovative approach to Black maternal health care that creates improved experience and care outcomes – bridging the gap in health care disparities in the Black community. BElovedBIRTH Black Centering’s first group of Black women report high satisfaction and impeccable support in [...]

2021-05-21T16:19:37+00:00April 16th, 2021|Categories: Featured|

Getting to the Hearts (and Arms) of Homeless in Alameda County

In a grassroots effort to provide vaccines for marginalized homeless populations, Alameda Health System’s Mobile Health Clinic partnered with Alameda County Health Care Services Agency on a pilot mobile vaccination program that began on February 22, 2021. The goal was to reach smaller community pockets where access to the vaccine proved to be the [...]

2021-05-21T16:22:34+00:00April 9th, 2021|Categories: Featured|

Revolutionizing the Doctor’s Visit Through Telemedicine

After the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic and stay-at-home orders were put in place, Alameda Health System (AHS) had to rethink how to continue to provide critical health care services and launched telehealth to provide patient care via video or phone visits. Dr. Jenny Cohen, Internal Medicine and Associate Chief Medical Informatics [...]

2021-05-21T16:35:14+00:00April 9th, 2021|Categories: Featured|