AHS Index – October, 2022

The AHS Index is a new way to look at data that illuminates a snapshot of our world today. It is intended to highlight health inequities and spark conversation, debate, outrage and wonder. Hottest Bay Area temperature during last month’s Sep. 1 – 8 heatwave: 1161 Hottest local temperature ever recorded in the [...]

2022-10-05T23:31:58+00:00October 5th, 2022|Categories: uncategorized|

AHS Mobile Health Clinic Serves Oakland’s Most Vulnerable at LavaMaeˣ Event

In support of Alameda Health System’s (AHS) mission to serve all, our mobile health clinic recently participated in the LavaMaeˣ Pop-Up Care Village (PUCV) at Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland helping to build healthier and thriving communities. LavaMaeˣ is a nonprofit that hosts PUCV’s that provide mobile showers, handwashing stations, haircuts, clothes and other community [...]

2022-10-05T22:35:58+00:00October 5th, 2022|Categories: uncategorized|

AHS Awarded Grant for Telehealth Expansion Project

Alameda Health System (AHS) recently received a $316,000 grant to fund a telehealth expansion project that will further the organization’s commitment to providing patients better access to exceptional and equitable care. Under the leadership of Chief Administrative Officer of Population Health Tangerine Brigham, AHS submitted a funding request for the telehealth project through Senator Feinstein’s [...]

2022-11-03T22:08:05+00:00October 5th, 2022|Categories: Latest News From AHS, uncategorized|

Celebrating Spiritual Care Appreciation Week

Alameda Health System (AHS) celebrates our chaplains during Spiritual Care Appreciation Week, October 23 – 29, 2022. AHS recognizes the invaluable role chaplains play in the health and well-being of patients and staff considering their historic role of engaging in crisis. “Through their support during times of need and their everyday service of providing spiritual [...]

2022-10-05T06:39:42+00:00October 5th, 2022|Categories: uncategorized|

Your Vote Counts! Register To Vote Today!

California’s midterm election is November 8, less than a month away, and Alameda Health System (AHS) encourages all employees to exercise their right to vote. County election officials will send ballots to registered voters starting October 10. If you want to vote in the midterm election, register on or before October 24. Californians can register to vote [...]

2022-10-05T06:29:09+00:00October 5th, 2022|Categories: uncategorized|

Celebrating Our Midwives

We’re celebrating National Midwifery Week by honoring the midwives at Alameda Health System (AHS) who deliver excellent women’s health care, bring new life into our community daily, and promote a lifetime of wellness by eliminating health disparities from day one. AHS’s Family Birthing Center is the birthplace of 245 babies so far this (fiscal) year and is [...]

2022-10-05T06:20:45+00:00October 5th, 2022|Categories: uncategorized|

You’re Essential – Shield Yourself From Flu and COVID-19

As we enter flu season and the fall and winter months, the threat of communicable diseases seems inevitable. The days and nights grow colder and more and more people gather indoors for longer periods of time increasing the chances of catching the flu or COVID. As health care workers you are essential to caring for [...]

2022-10-05T06:15:30+00:00October 5th, 2022|Categories: uncategorized|

BEST Initiatives Focus on Transition and Sustainability

As several of the BEST Initiatives wrap up, the focus has been on transition and sustainability.  Revenue Cycle and Supply Chain workstreams have seen great financial success during the last year, which has allowed Alameda Health System to better support our patients, community, and our people.  With increased revenues and decreased expenses, the savings has [...]

2022-10-05T06:11:59+00:00October 5th, 2022|Categories: uncategorized|

AHS Index

Edition: August 2022 The AHS Index is a new way to look at data that illuminates a snapshot of our world today. It is intended to highlight health inequities and spark conversation, debate, outrage, and wonder. Increase in opioid-related mortality rates in Alameda County between 2006 and 2020: 444%[1] Increase in opioid overdoses [...]

2022-08-17T18:16:41+00:00August 16th, 2022|Categories: uncategorized|

BEST Initiatives Updates

This month’s update on the BEST Initiatives spotlights the Care Optimization workstream. The team has been hard at work designing solutions for three different priorities: Interdisciplinary Rounds (IDRs) and Care Management, Transfer Center, and Emergency Department (ED) Nursing. The solutions for each of these areas will be piloted at Highland and then modified for [...]

2022-07-13T19:24:14+00:00July 13th, 2022|Categories: uncategorized|