NPR Produces a Three-Part Series Exploring Beloved Birth Black Centering

A new three-part series from National Public Radio (NPR) explores how Beloved Birth Black Centering is empowering Black women to redefine perinatal care and implementing evidence-based strategies to eliminate racism-based disparities in Black birth experiences. Part one features Beloved Birth Black Centering Program Director Jyesha Wren, who shares data about the program’s success and why [...]

A Wedding at Highland Hospital

Something unusual occurred on the Wilma Chan Highland Hospital Campus yesterday – a wedding. Francisco Jeronimo Lucas and Marcelina Pablo Bautista planned to marry in a courthouse ceremony on Jan. 4, but their plans were dashed when Lucas was admitted to Highland Hospital on the couple’s wedding day. Mr. Lucas and Ms. Bautista have been [...]

Spinal Cord Stimulator Program Nothing Less Than a Miracle

In September 2022 spinal cord stimulation therapy was first approved for use at Alameda Health System (AHS) and it represents an important and innovative option in the treatment of chronic pain. For patient Elena Torres, it has freed her from being trapped by agonizing pain and dependence on opioid medications. “It’s nothing less than a [...]

The Wilma Chan Highland Hospital Campus has a new ‘harm-reduction vending machine’

The Wilma Chan Highland Hospital Campus has a new vending machine. But instead of snacks, it’s stocked with socks, condoms, Naloxone, and hygiene basics. The harm-reduction vending machine is free and focused on reaching those who might benefit from substance use treatment services. Both the equipment facilitating safer drug use and the personal care items [...]