David Saÿen named president of the Alameda Health System Board of Trustees

Saÿen, the former regional administrator at the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, has deep leadership expertise in the health care field and beyond OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 16, 2024 -- Alameda Health System (AHS) announced on Wednesday, Jan. 10 that David Saÿen has been named president of the AHS Board of Trustees. The board is charged with [...]

Car seat giveaway event plays a critical role in keeping toddlers safe

Alameda Health System’s (AHS) Trauma Prevention Program recently coordinated its second annual Child Passenger Seat Distribution Event at the Eastmont Wellness Center. The event, coordinated by AHS Community Injury Prevention Coordinator Stefania Kaplanes, provided free car seats along with education on how to safely install them. “We know that proper car seat use reduces [...]

2024-02-07T18:37:35+00:00January 19th, 2024|Categories: CEO Chronicles, Featured|

County Supervisor tours San Leandro Hospital to learn about services

Alameda Health System was honored to have hosted Alameda County Supervisor Lena Tam and her staff for a tour of San Leandro Hospital in early January. The tour was an opportunity to foster our relationship with the Supervisor and for AHS staff to showcase their facility and the myriad of services they provide. The Supervisor [...]

2024-02-07T18:38:04+00:00January 19th, 2024|Categories: CEO Chronicles, Featured|

AHS staff empowered to support human trafficked individuals

A newly formed Alameda Health System (AHS) Human Trafficking Task Force (HTTF) successfully held an informational education session for staff to recognize National Human Trafficking Prevention Month. The event participants were introduced to strategies to recognize, report and support suspected exploited individuals. “As a task force we felt this event was extremely important to [...]

2024-02-07T18:38:49+00:00January 19th, 2024|Categories: CEO Chronicles, Featured|

AHS takes action to alleviate blood shortage

The American Red Cross (ARC) is experiencing an emergency blood shortage as the nation faces the lowest number of people giving blood in 20 years. To help alleviate the shortage and ensure lifesaving medical procedures are not delayed Alameda Health System (AHS) held two blood drives in January. Blood donations can be used for patients [...]

2024-02-07T18:38:24+00:00January 18th, 2024|Categories: CEO Chronicles, Featured|

Registered to vote and make your voice heard!

Alameda Health System (AHS) encourages everyone to register and exercise their right to vote. The California primary election is on March 5, 2024. To participate, your registration must be postmarked or submitted electronically before February 20, 2024. If you are unsure of your registration status, you can check it here. If you have recently moved [...]

2024-01-18T22:48:35+00:00January 18th, 2024|Categories: CEO Chronicles|

San Leandro Hospital tour showcases array of services

Alameda Health System was honored to have hosted Alameda County Supervisor Lena Tam and her staff for a tour of San Leandro Hospital in early January. The tour was an opportunity to foster our relationship with the Supervisor and for AHS staff to showcase their facility and the myriad of services they provide. The Supervisor [...]

2024-01-18T22:43:45+00:00January 18th, 2024|Categories: CEO Chronicles|

Highland study leads to improved care for diabetic patients and revenue growth

Diabetes is a national health problem that disproportionately impacts minority and low-income communities and yet one in five people don’t know they have it. At Alameda Health System (AHS) a recent study led to quality improvements that empowered diabetic patients with the education, resources, and diabetes management tools and helped increase revenue. Nicky Reynicke, RN [...]

2024-02-07T18:39:14+00:00January 18th, 2024|Categories: CEO Chronicles, Featured|

Does it seem like everyone got sick this holiday season? Here are the stats

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, outrage, and wonder. Percent of U.S. adults surveyed who intended to take part in dry January in 2023: 41% Who managed to abstain [...]

2024-01-18T19:47:21+00:00January 18th, 2024|Categories: AHS Newsletter, Featured, Latest Stories From AHS|

Pre-medical students learn critical partnering skills to improve care for AHS patients

Left to Right - Enrique Sanchez Peña and Victoria Lee Shared decision-making and strong communication skills are essential for creating a positive patient-provider relationship that leads to better health care outcomes. Investing in a culture that values the patient’s voice is the cornerstone of the Pre-Medical Student Health Coach Program at [...]

2024-02-07T18:39:39+00:00January 18th, 2024|Categories: CEO Chronicles, Featured|