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|

Highland Hospital’s Dr. Herring Delivers “Game Changing” Treatment for Opioid Addiction

“We are at a critical point in the opioid epidemic,” says Andrew Herring, MD. “In Oakland right now, this is when the greatest number of deaths are occurring because Fentanyl is entering the system. It’s happening now.” Dr. Herring leads the Bridge Substance Use Clinic at Highland Hospital, where something unusual happens. Patients arrive [...]

2022-05-18T18:23:56+00:00May 10th, 2022|Categories: AHS In The News, AHS Newsletter, Featured, May 2022|

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: AHS In The News|

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: AHS In The News|

A Soldier on Two Fronts

From The Military War Zone to The CoronaVirus Front Line One of our own was recently featured by Good Morning America by a patient that she had cared for in the past. Fourteen years ago, Nurse Debra Muhl, was better recognized as Lieutenant Colonel Deborah Muhl. She was a highly decorative Air [...]

2020-03-31T15:33:53+00:00March 31st, 2020|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured, Latest News From AHS|

A Lot To Be Thankful For

Thanksgiving has come back around giving us another opportunity to reflect and celebrate all of the reasons we should be grateful. This year I’m grateful for my family, my health, for our patients who entrust their care in our hands and for all of the passionate and dedicated people who work at Alameda Health System. [...]

2019-11-27T21:51:06+00:00November 27th, 2019|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

Dr. Donna Carey Galvanizes Her Community

Originally Published in Oakland Magazine October 2019 By Erika Mailman With palpable charm and humor, Highland Hospital’s Dr. Donna White Carey easily earns parents’ trust for that most important of jobs: their child’s health. But she’s got her eye on even stouter duties, like galvanizing the community around the disturbing statistic that in Alameda County, African-American [...]

2019-10-28T22:11:27+00:00October 28th, 2019|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

How Royal Care Connect is Transforming the Patient Experience

Originally published on   Challenge Patient flow at Alameda Health System’s Highland Hospital was chronically slow because many patients lacked transportation home or to the next stage of their care. The problem contributed to extremely long emergency room wait times and overcapacity. Solution Royal Care Connect provides reliable, on-demand transportation for [...]

2019-10-15T21:28:25+00:00October 15th, 2019|Categories: AHS In The News|

Hospitals hope DSH cut delay leads to long-term solutions

Originally published in Modern HealthCare September 27, 2019 By, STEVEN ROSS JOHNSON As Congress approved another delay to $4 billion in planned cuts to Medicaid disproportionate-share hospital payments, hospitals are gearing up to rally support for a longer-term solution. The latest continuing resolution would postpone the funding reduction until Nov. 21 and awaits President Donald [...]

2019-10-09T15:53:52+00:00September 27th, 2019|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|