Congratulations to the Highland Hospital 2022 SimWars Champions!

A team of Highland Hospital emergency medicine residents won the SimWars national title at the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Simulation Academy’s SAEM22 Annual Meeting in New Orleans last week. Highland residents Dr. Jamal Jefferson, Dr. Esteban Cubillos Torres, Dr. Lexi Lambeck, Dr. Naya Misa, and Dr. Chloe Solomon beat Vanderbilt University in the first [...]

2022-05-19T19:09:46+00:00May 18th, 2022|Categories: Latest News From AHS|

AHS Commits to a Just Culture and Empowering Staff

Many of you may have heard through media reports about RaDonda Vaught, a former Tennessee nurse criminally charged for a fatal drug error that resulted in the death of Charlene Murphey. She was convicted of gross neglect of an impaired adult and negligent homicide last month. Here at AHS, we have embarked on a [...]

2022-04-22T22:21:17+00:00April 13th, 2022|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Hayward Wellness Center Celebrates Partnership that Improves Access to Healthy Foods

Last month Alameda Health System (AHS) Hayward Wellness Center (HWC) staff attended the We Grow Medicine mural unveiling at the Dig Deep Farms Food Hub in San Leandro. The event was hosted by ALL IN Alameda County (ALL IN), the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, the Alameda County Deputy Sheriffs’ Activities League (ACDSAL) and Blue [...]

2022-04-22T23:53:15+00:00April 13th, 2022|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

The American Dental Association Honors AHS’s Dr. Anchita Venkatesh

Alameda Health System (AHS) dentist and residency program director Anchita Venkatesh, DMD, is a winner of the American Dental Association (ADA) 2022 10 Under 10 Award. The award honors dentists who advance science, research, education, philanthropy, and advocacy within their first 10 years of practice. Dr. Venkatesh joined AHS in 2020 to manage special [...]

2022-04-28T21:24:22+00:00April 12th, 2022|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Improving Health Equity Through Patient Demographic Collection

At Alameda Health System (AHS) providing high-quality health care services for the communities we serve is a top priority. To accomplish this goal and to improve health equity, it is critical to know our diverse patient population by collecting demographic data. It is a widespread practice for health care organizations to collect data on [...]

2022-04-22T23:47:02+00:00March 8th, 2022|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

High Quality Care for the East Bay Community

Level I Adult Trauma Unit Reverification ValidatesHigh Quality Care for the East Bay CommunityAlameda Health System Highland Hospital Level I Adult Trauma Unit received its first reverification from the American College of Surgeons – a significant accomplishment given that it received its first Level I certification in 2017.Highland Hospital is home to the East Bay’s [...]

2021-05-20T21:24:47+00:00April 22nd, 2021|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

‘I believe the Oakland Zoo saved this man’s life’- Dr. Feeney (As Featured on NBC Bay Area)

The story begins in late January when an elderly man was admitted to Highland Hospital. Feeney said, at first, it looked as if the man might be suffering from food poisoning, but he did not respond to treatment. "Despite potent antibiotics, he got worse and worse," Feeney said. Eventually, test results revealed a parasite, [...]

2021-05-21T16:09:49+00:00April 16th, 2021|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

In Solidarity with our Asian American & Pacific Islander Community

TO:                  All Staff & Medical Staff FROM: James Jackson, Interim Chief Executive Officer Taft Bhuket MD, Board of Trustee President Tracy Jensen, Board of Trustee Vice President Jennifer Esteen, Board of Trustee Secretary/Treasurer Kinkini Banerjee, Board of Trustee Luisa Blue, Board of Trustee Jeanette Dong, Board of Trustee Alan E. Fox, Board of Trustee Sblend [...]

2021-05-21T16:44:18+00:00March 20th, 2021|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

California must put Black and Latino Communities at front of COVID Vaccine Line

By James Jackson, Interim CEO of Alameda Health System As published in The Sacramento Bee As we see a convergence of Black History Month and the Herculean effort to disseminate the COVID-19 vaccine, we need to do more than recognize the historical contributions of African Americans in the country. We must take [...]

2021-02-26T22:08:53+00:00February 26th, 2021|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Alameda Health System Announces Interim CEO

Alameda Health System (AHS) Board of Trustees Wednesday unanimously approved the appointment of former AHS executive James Jackson as the system’s Interim Chief Executive Officer. Jackson will assume the role immediately and partner on the transition with outgoing CEO Delvecchio Finley, who is leaving AHS on January 22. After one of the most tumultuous [...]

2021-01-14T03:57:31+00:00January 14th, 2021|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|