Preventing Senior Falls Can Save Lives

Seventy-year-old Wanda was startled awake on the floor of her Oakland apartment with a loud crash and a bump on her head. It was the middle of the night and she was sleep-walking. She had just tripped on her area rug, fallen and hit her head against the wall. She woke with her head [...]

2018-06-23T15:40:42+00:00May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest Stories From AHS, Trauma|

Alameda Health Teaching Public How to Stop Bleeding

Originally published on ABCNews7. March 16, 2018 By Laura Anthony OAKLAND, CALIF. (KGO) -- It's a timely subject unfortunately and the Alameda Health System is taking the lead when it comes to preparing people for the unthinkable, like the mass casualty disaster or an active shooter. In Oakland, a Highland Hospital trauma nurse demonstrated how [...]

2018-06-21T16:52:45+00:00March 19th, 2018|Categories: Board of Trustees, Featured, Media Coverage of AHS, Trauma|

After Mass Shootings, This Training Can Save Lives

Originally published on KQED By Laura Klivans FEBRUARY 15, 2018 Nurse practitioner Tina Quon clicked through a gory slideshow with images of wounds and squirting blood. She paused, looking to her roughly 25 trainees at Oakland’s Highland Hospital. She asked for ideas about what to use as a makeshift tourniquet. Someone called out, “a [...]

2018-06-21T16:41:42+00:00February 16th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Media Coverage of AHS, Trauma|

Effort to Train Bystanders in Emergency Situations Comes to Highland Hospital

Originally aired on KQED's California Report By Laura Klivans CPR and First Aid. These are trainings you need to help people in a medical emergency, like when someone passes out on a bus. But what if that emergency is a mass shooting like what happened in Las Vegas or San Bernadino? This story is [...]

2018-06-21T15:53:58+00:00February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Featured, Media Coverage of AHS, Trauma|

New Neurosurgeons at Highland Hospital

As we head into 2018, it’s with great pleasure Alameda Health System, Alameda Health Partners and the UCSF Department of Neurological Surgery, East Bay formally announce the appointments of two new neurosurgeons practicing at Highland Hospital. We’d like to welcome neurosurgery physician providers, Dr. Margaret Riordan, assistant professor of neurosurgery and Dr. Sun Ik [...]

2018-06-22T20:37:17+00:00December 27th, 2017|Categories: Latest Stories From AHS, Trauma|

Congresswoman Barbara Lee tours Highland Hospital’s adult Level 1 Trauma Center

Oakland, Calif. – August 3, 2017 – Congresswoman Barbara Lee toured Highland Hospital’s newly designated adult Level 1 Trauma Center to learn more about the services provided to East Bay residents, and to highlight devastating impacts to those services if the Affordable Care Act is repealed. “I am truly pleased with the high-quality service [...]

2018-06-22T18:34:23+00:00August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Latest Stories From AHS, Trauma|

Community Engagement Efforts Aim to Improve Infant Safety

Turning tragedy into action, Stefania Kaplanes, AHS trauma prevention manager, is motivated by the “saddest two hours of (each) month.” “I sit on the Alameda County Child Death Review Committee. It is the saddest two hours of the month,” Kaplanes said. “Hearing the cases motivates me to bring the best practices I learn back [...]

2018-06-21T18:58:14+00:00February 3rd, 2017|Categories: Latest Stories From AHS, Trauma|