Highland Hospital is Nationally Recognized for Providing High-Quality Cardiovascular Care

The American Heart Association presented Highland Hospital with Get With The Guidelines and Mission: Lifeline awards for proven dedication to best practices and life-saving care. ALAMEDA, Calif., June 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Alameda Health System's Highland Hospital has received two American Heart Association achievement awards for delivering the latest, research-based treatments of heart disease and stroke, ultimately leading to more lives saved, [...]

2022-06-30T14:23:37+00:00June 30th, 2022|Categories: AHS News Releases|

We are Deeply Disappointed and Upset

Today, the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that established abortion access as a constitutional right. Fifty years of federally protected reproductive freedom have come to an end, and we are deeply disappointed and upset. Because of this heartbreaking decision, fifty-eight percent of U.S. pregnancy-capable people now live in states [...]

2022-06-27T21:16:12+00:00June 27th, 2022|Categories: Featured|

Skilled Nursing Facility Residents are Visited by Angels

Every week angels walk through Alameda Health System (AHS) skilled nursing facilities and sub-acute to confirm residents are receiving top quality patient-centered care. They identify concerns, find out what’s going well and scan areas to discover potential issues. But they don’t stop there, the angels bring their findings to daily huddles and make sure [...]

2022-06-16T20:40:56+00:00June 15th, 2022|Categories: AHS Newsletter, Featured, June 2022|

BEST Initiatives June Updates

This month’s updates on the BEST Initiatives focus on the Pharmacy workstream, led by Diana Thamrin, and the Supply Chain workstream stream, led by Doug Johnson.  Additional details can be found in the 6/1 Leadership Desktop Chat on the intranet. Pharmacy The Pharmacy team has been excited to continue looking at reducing costs and [...]

2022-06-16T20:42:32+00:00June 15th, 2022|Categories: AHS Newsletter, June 2022|

Another Monkey on Your Back – Monkeypox

The world has become tired of pandemics and epidemics. It seems like endemic is a word that is here to stay. The latest surge in Monkeypox, a member of the Orthopox family of viruses, has created another source of anxiety around the globe. In this Indica News column, Dr. Jacob Eapen shares what we know [...]

2022-06-15T21:38:48+00:00June 15th, 2022|Categories: AHS In The News|

Juneteenth is a Time to Celebrate, Educate and Reflect

This week Alameda Health System (AHS) commemorated Juneteenth at the Wilma Chan Highland Hospital campus cafeteria. On Monday, June 13 the affinity group Black Employees and Allies Network (BEAN) hosted an informational table with giveaways and a raffle. Sheleka Carter, community health worker and advocate in care management is a member of (BEAN) and [...]

2022-06-18T04:51:49+00:00June 15th, 2022|Categories: AHS Newsletter, Featured, June 2022|

Help Save a Life. Donate Blood!

Alameda Health System is hosting two blood drives in partnership with the American Red Cross. There is a critical need for blood in our nation, and unfortunately the need only increases during the 4th of July holiday. Donations are essential for trauma patients and people undergoing a variety of situations, including surgeries, transplants, chronic [...]

2022-06-16T20:39:28+00:00June 15th, 2022|Categories: AHS Newsletter, Featured, June 2022|

Creating a Patient-Centered Learning Environment for AHS Residents

As a child growing up in the Middle East, Ken Coelho, director of graduate medical education (GME) and continuing medical education (CME) at Alameda Health System (AHS) discovered his passion for helping those in need by watching his father, a primary care physician practice medicine from the patio of their home during the Gulf [...]

2022-06-16T20:31:40+00:00June 14th, 2022|Categories: AHS Newsletter, Featured|

Alameda Hospital is Nationally Recognized for Providing High-Quality Stroke Care

The American Heart Association presented Alameda Hospital with the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus award for its dedication to ensuring all stroke patients have access to best practices and life-saving care. ALAMEDA, Calif., June 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Alameda Health System's Alameda Hospital has received the American Heart Association's Gold Plus Get With The Guidelines® stroke [...]

2022-06-14T21:29:00+00:00June 14th, 2022|Categories: AHS News Releases|

Creedon Advanced Wound Care Commemorates Wound Care Awareness Month

June is Wound Care Awareness Month and Alameda Health System’s (AHS) Creedon Advanced Wound Care (CAWC) raises awareness about the growing need for wound care to nearly seven million Americans who are currently living with chronic wounds. The month-long celebration provides an opportunity to educate physicians, patients and the general public about the prevalence [...]

2022-06-16T20:56:14+00:00June 14th, 2022|Categories: AHS Newsletter, Featured, June 2022|