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|

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|

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|

Feeling Stressed? AHS Support Services Can Help

As health care workers, we are exposed to sickness and trauma every day. Which is why Alameda Health System (AHS) offers a range of behavioral health tools and services for employees through our Employee Assistant Programs (EAP) that are meant to support and enhance staff well-being. Staff and their eligible family members can receive [...]

2022-05-18T20:20:07+00:00May 18th, 2022|Categories: AHS Newsletter, May 2022|

Bridging Linguistic, Cultural and Health Equity Gaps for AHS Patients

Born in mainland China, Candace Luo, program coordinator and training facilitator for the qualified bilingual staff (QBS) program, moved to the Bay Area and attended high school in San Francisco. She was raised speaking Mandarin at home with her parents but is also fluent in Sichuanese spoken by her grandparents and Cantonese which she [...]

2022-05-18T18:16:36+00:00May 10th, 2022|Categories: AHS Newsletter, Featured, May 2022|

Be Stroke Smart and “BE FAST”!

May is Stroke Awareness Month and Alameda Health System’s (AHS) Primary Stroke Center at Alameda Hospital would like to remind you that when it comes to stroke, every second counts! Nearly 2 million brain cells die each minute a stroke remains untreated. Rapid access to medical treatment can make the difference between full recovery [...]

2022-05-18T18:19:21+00:00May 10th, 2022|Categories: AHS Newsletter, Featured, May 2022|

From Patient to Advocate and Partner

Her History Loretta Medellin, AHS Homeless Health Center Co-Applicant Board (CAB) Chair, has been an AHS patient for a number of years and strong patient advocate. She was a high school teacher until an unexpected health condition changed her social circumstances. Loretta Medellin, AHS Homeless Health Center Co-Applicant Board (CAB) Chair According [...]

2022-05-18T18:21:47+00:00May 10th, 2022|Categories: AHS Newsletter, Featured, May 2022|