Five Lessons Learned as the CIO of a Safety Net Organization

Originally published on EpicShare. By Mark D. Amey, MBA, Chief Information Officer at Alameda Health System Alameda Health System (AHS) is a public, integrated health care provider that delivers equitable, compassionate, and culturally sensitive care to the most vulnerable populations in Alameda County, regardless of social and financial barriers. As a safety net health system [...]

2023-02-28T01:57:45+00:00February 28th, 2023|Categories: Featured, Media Coverage of AHS|Tags: , , , |

Top health official hopes to take local ‘food for medicine’ program nationwide.

Originally published on CBS News. OAKLAND - U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra was at Wilma Chan Highland Hospital in Oakland on Friday morning to hear how Alameda County has been at treating, preventing and reversing disease by prescribing more vegetables, altering patients behavior and training providers. Federal officials now want to [...]

Take Care of Your Heart

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, claiming the lives of more than 650,000 people each year and disproportionately impacting communities of color. African Americans are 30% more likely to die from heart disease than whites. While these are sobering statistics that directly impacts the community Alameda Health System (AHS) [...]

2023-02-22T16:27:14+00:00February 17th, 2023|Categories: AHS Newsletter, Featured|

Alameda Health System’s Palliative Care Receives $3 Million Grant to Expand Services

Alameda Health System (AHS) will expand its palliative care services to more patients experiencing serious illness, thanks to a $3 million grant from the Stupski Foundation. Palliative care is a specialty in health care that helps people who are diagnosed with a serious illness--such as cancer, heart, lung, kidney or liver disease, or dementia--continue to [...]

2023-02-22T16:27:57+00:00February 17th, 2023|Categories: AHS Newsletter, Featured|

Building a Workplace Culture of Diversity and Inclusion

At Alameda Health System (AHS) diversity, equity and inclusion are inextricably linked to our mission and the Black Employee Affinity/Ally Network (BEAN) is leading the way in fostering an inclusive work environment where all feel valued, included and empowered to succeed. “We value and respect employees of all backgrounds and identities,” said Chief Human Resources [...]

2023-02-22T16:30:12+00:00February 17th, 2023|Categories: AHS Newsletter, Featured|

‘It just looks like people dying’: Oakland’s meth crisis is growing at an alarming rate.

Originally published on The Oaklandside.  By Robin Buller. Health experts and social workers say meth use and harms associated with it are rising fast and treatment options are limited. In an older wing of Oakland’s historic Wilma Chan Highland Hospital Campus, a patient waits on an examination table. He is there to receive a monthly [...]

2023-02-28T03:07:43+00:00February 16th, 2023|Categories: Featured, Media Coverage of AHS|Tags: , |

AHS Index – February, 2023

  AHS Index February 2023 | Black History Month The AHS Index is a new way to look at data that illuminates a snapshot of our world today. It is intended to highlight health inequities and spark conversation, debate, and wonder.   Number of years James McCune Smith, the first Black American to hold a [...]

2023-02-15T21:01:34+00:00February 15th, 2023|Categories: AHS Newsletter, Latest Stories From AHS|Tags: |

AHS Transfer Center Pairs Patients to the Right Care

The System Admission Transfer Center (SATC) at Alameda Health System (AHS) plays a key role in coordinating the timely and efficient placement of patients so they receive the right care at the right time in the right place.  In fall of 2022, the SATC implemented a new systemwide inpatient transfer process that reduces wait times [...]

2023-02-22T16:31:15+00:00February 14th, 2023|Categories: AHS Newsletter, Featured|

How to watch red-tailed hawk chicks hatch this Spring on Alameda Health System’s hawk camera.

Affectionately named Stormy and Sunny by community vote, the pair of hawks that watch over the Wilma Chan Highland Hospital Campus are expected to begin nesting soon. February 14, 2023 – Oakland, CA – Alameda Health System (AHS) has installed a live camera on the nest of Stormy and Sunny, the pair of red-tailed hawks [...]

2023-02-28T03:18:32+00:00February 14th, 2023|Categories: AHS Press Releases|Tags: , , , |

You can now watch Oakland’s favorite red-tailed hawks on a live cam.

Highland Hospital staff and wildlife ecologists are hoping Stormy and Sunny will raise chicks again this spring. Originally published on The Oaklandside. By Darwin BondGraham A pair of red-tailed hawks have been living on Oakland’s Wilma Chan Highland Hospital Campus for several years now. Their soaring flights across the hospital’s central courtyard garden, and around the perimeter [...]

2023-02-28T02:22:53+00:00February 14th, 2023|Categories: Featured, Media Coverage of AHS|Tags: , , , |