In the news: COVID-19 detection dogs at AHS’s Park Bridge Rehabilitation and Wellness

Alameda Health System’s Park Bridge Rehabilitation and Wellness was in the news yesterday for a story about Scarlett and Rizzo, the pair of medical detection dogs working their tails off at AHS to identify COVID-19. Scarlett and Rizzo have undergone rigorous training and can test up to 300 people in a half hour with an [...]

James Jackson featured on 102.9 KBLX

James Jackson sat down with radio personality Antoine Davis to talk about serving the community he grew up in as CEO of Alameda Health System. Jackson's deep roots in Alameda County extend back to mentors who supported his path to CEO and inspire his passion for mentoring the next generation of health care leaders. Listen [...]

2024-04-01T19:48:12+00:00April 1st, 2024|Categories: Featured, Media Coverage of AHS|Tags: , , , |

Highland dermatologist changing status quo on skin diseases in Black patients

Research shows skin diseases are often overlooked in Black patients because they look different on skin of color than they do on white skin. The impact can be deadly. Alameda Health System Dermatology Chief Dr. Leon Clark is working to change that. He spoke to KTVU about his commitment to treating health disparities in Black [...]

3 strategies that are improving Black obstetric outcomes

Originally published on Modern Healthcare. Amid worsening health outcomes for Black obstetric patients, some hospitals are improving maternal care by offering midwifery support, remote monitoring of patients' vitals and educational resources. Compared with white patients, Black obstetric patients are at disproportionate risk of life-threatening conditions, like preeclampsia and postpartum hemorrhage, as well as pregnancy-related complications like preterm [...]

2024-02-29T18:10:50+00:00February 29th, 2024|Categories: Featured, Media Coverage of AHS|Tags: , , |

NPR Produces a Three-Part Series Exploring Beloved Birth Black Centering

A new three-part series from National Public Radio (NPR) explores how Beloved Birth Black Centering is empowering Black women to redefine perinatal care and implementing evidence-based strategies to eliminate racism-based disparities in Black birth experiences. Part one features Beloved Birth Black Centering Program Director Jyesha Wren, who shares data about the program’s success and why [...]

The Wilma Chan Highland Hospital Campus has a new ‘harm-reduction vending machine’

The Wilma Chan Highland Hospital Campus has a new vending machine. But instead of snacks, it’s stocked with socks, condoms, Naloxone, and hygiene basics. The harm-reduction vending machine is free and focused on reaching those who might benefit from substance use treatment services. Both the equipment facilitating safer drug use and the personal care items [...]

James Jackson: Gun violence is a growing public health crisis

AHS CEO James Jackson is among a growing chorus of health experts who describe gun violence as a public health crisis. In a KFF interview published on CNN, he discusses the disproportionate impact of violence on some Alameda County communities. Plus, AHS HealthPath intern Javier Velasquez Lopez shares why a school shooting made him want [...]

2023-11-27T22:45:42+00:00November 27th, 2023|Categories: Featured, Media Coverage of AHS|Tags: , , , , |

Romoanetia Lofton: Automation enhances, but can’t replace, human connection in nursing

Alameda Health System’s (AHS) Romoanetia Lofton discusses how nurses can use automation as an enhancement to patient care while building heartfelt connections with patients in a new article in Becker’s Hospital Review. “Best practice for nurses is to use technology to reinforce or supplement information provided. Nothing can replace the impact of a healing hand, [...]

2023-11-01T21:59:50+00:00November 1st, 2023|Categories: Featured, Media Coverage of AHS|

Newsweek names Alameda Health System skilled nursing facilities on list of best nursing homes in the U.S.

Alameda Health System’s skilled nursing facility in Alameda, CA has been recognized on Newsweek’s 2024 list of America’s Best Nursing Homes. This prestigious award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. “I am delighted that Alameda Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility, inclusive of Park Bridge Rehabilitation and Wellness, [...]

Alameda Health System’s skilled nursing facility in Alameda is among ‘America’s Best Nursing Homes’

Newsweek has recognized Alameda Health System’s skilled nursing facility in Alameda, CA on its 2024 list of America’s Best Nursing Homes. This prestigious award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. “I am delighted that Alameda Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility, inclusive of Park Bridge Rehabilitation and Wellness, [...]