In recognition of Nurses, Skilled Nursing Care and Hospital Week, AHS wants to acknowledge your hard work and dedication. From day one of the pandemic, you stood on the front lines of AHS’s response to COVID-19 and boldly navigated the unknown threat to yourselves, families, colleagues, patients and residents. You faced extraordinary challenges, but you adapted and excelled amidst a rapidly evolving landscape.

Now more than two years later, your resilience shines through your shared strength of purpose and unwavering commitment to the health and wellness of all those whom we serve. For our patients, residents and the community, you are the heart of health care at AHS and we recognize the invaluable role you play in providing compassionate, culturally competent and quality care.

Because of your contributions and collaborative spirit, we have achieved important milestones including the development of a budget surplus thanks to organizational improvements and innovations in patient care services that you all lead.

Finally, the completion of the 2022 SCORE Survey resulted in outstanding participation rates with 60 departments achieving a 100% response rate and Highland Hospital’s response rate jumped from 68% in 2021 to an exceptional 96% this year. Overall, the SCORE participation rates illustrate your dedication to making AHS a great place to work and to receive care.

In celebration of Nurses, Skilled Nursing Care and Hospital Week and as a gesture of thanks for all you do, various activities are being held across the system including a wide selection of complementary savory meals catered by mobile food trucks. For a schedule of activities, times and locations, visit our intranet. A ticket will be required for food truck and boxed meals. Tickets will be distributed by facility leaders beginning today, May 6. Staff working the night shift will receive boxed meals from Food and Nutrition Services. See night shift details and schedule.

Mobile Food Truck Schedule:

·       Alameda:  Monday, May 9, 12 – 5 p.m.

·       Highland: Wednesday, May 11, 12 – 5 p.m.

·       San Leandro: Wednesday, May 11, 12- 5 p.m.

·       Fairmont/John George: Friday, May 13, 12- 5 p.m.

·       System Support Center: Wednesday, May 11. Meals delivered 10:30 -11:30 a.m.

We encourage you to participate in the festivities and take a moment to reflect on all of the great work you have accomplished this past year.

James Jackson, Chief Executive Officer
Ro Lofton, Chief Nursing Officer
Richard Espinoza, Chief Administrative Officer of Post-Acute Services