AHS, Alameda County Public Health Department & BElovedBIRTH Black Centering Announce the Oakland Premiere of “On the Pulse of Life”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oakland, CA – April 6, 2022 – Alameda Health System and Alameda County Public Health Department's BElovedBIRTH Black Centering program will celebrate Black Maternal Health Week with a local, public screening of On the Pulse of Life, a documentary by local filmmaker Jessica Jones. The film explores the Black birthing experience through [...]

AHS Midwife Jyesha Wren Talks About the Importance of Black Maternal Health

Alameda Health System (AHS) midwife and BElovedBIRTH Black Centering Program Director Jyesha Wren was live on KTVU local news for a segment celebrating Black Maternal Health Week. “BElovedBIRTH Black Centering is redefining perinatal care in the Black community,” said Wren. “We’re all about providing a table for Black women and birthing people to gather around [...]

2022-04-27T19:24:23+00:00April 27th, 2022|Categories: Media Coverage of AHS|

Mystery Highland Hospital Patient with Tattoos ID’d

Highland Hospital CAO Mark Brown was featured on local news for a TV segment that highlighted how AHS staff went above and beyond to reunite an unidentified patient with his family. Hospital staff reached out to the media for help identifying the mystery patient, who was unconscious when he was admitted and had no identification. [...]

2022-04-27T20:00:53+00:00April 27th, 2022|Categories: Media Coverage of AHS|

Congratulations to AHS Providers and Staff for Creating an Exceptional Patient Experience

At the Alameda Health System (AHS) we strive to provide optimal care for our diverse patient population. Our staff play a critical role in ensuring we deliver the best patient experience across the continuum of care. This Patient Experience Week we want to highlight our staff by sharing with you praises they’ve received from [...]

2022-04-26T17:08:28+00:00April 26th, 2022|Categories: Featured|

The Surgeon Who Wouldn’t Let Ersie Joyner Say Goodbye

Highland Hospital surgeon Dr. Timothy Browder was featured on a TV news segment about saving former Oakland Police Capt. Ersie Joyner's life. Joyner had been shot 22 times in a robbery gone-wrong.   

2022-05-06T23:05:04+00:00April 22nd, 2022|Categories: Media Coverage of AHS|

AHS Commits to a Just Culture and Empowering Staff

Many of you may have heard through media reports about RaDonda Vaught, a former Tennessee nurse criminally charged for a fatal drug error that resulted in the death of Charlene Murphey. She was convicted of gross neglect of an impaired adult and negligent homicide last month. Here at AHS, we have embarked on a [...]

2022-04-22T22:21:17+00:00April 13th, 2022|Categories: Featured, Latest Stories From AHS|

Hayward Wellness Center Celebrates Partnership that Improves Access to Healthy Foods

Last month Alameda Health System (AHS) Hayward Wellness Center (HWC) staff attended the We Grow Medicine mural unveiling at the Dig Deep Farms Food Hub in San Leandro. The event was hosted by ALL IN Alameda County (ALL IN), the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, the Alameda County Deputy Sheriffs’ Activities League (ACDSAL) and Blue [...]

2022-04-22T23:53:15+00:00April 13th, 2022|Categories: Featured, Latest Stories From AHS|

Connecting ED Patients to the Right Care

The Alameda Health System (AHS) High Utilizer Team (HUT) pilot program at Highland Hospital (HGH) is an example of what can happen when AHS providers and staff across multiple disciplines collaborate to ensure AHS patients are getting the right care, at the right time, in the right place. In December 2020, a High Utilizer [...]

2022-04-13T23:29:54+00:00April 13th, 2022|Categories: Featured|

The American Dental Association Honors AHS’s Dr. Anchita Venkatesh

Alameda Health System (AHS) dentist and residency program director Anchita Venkatesh, DMD, is a winner of the American Dental Association (ADA) 2022 10 Under 10 Award. The award honors dentists who advance science, research, education, philanthropy, and advocacy within their first 10 years of practice. Dr. Venkatesh joined AHS in 2020 to manage special [...]

2022-04-28T21:24:22+00:00April 12th, 2022|Categories: Featured, Latest Stories From AHS|

BEST Initiatives at Alameda Health System

Like other safety net systems in the nation, healthcare challenges continue to impact our culture, financial viability, employee/physician engagement and quality of patient care. Alameda Health System (AHS) leaders have faced these challenges head on and have committed to transform our organization for long-term sustainability and high reliability. The BEST Initiatives (Building Excellence, Sustainability, [...]

2022-04-13T23:33:10+00:00April 12th, 2022|Categories: Featured|