Alameda Health System today announced the American College of Surgeons (ACS) verified Highland Hospital as an adult Level 1 Trauma Center, the highest designation given by the national organization. This recognition for excellence makes Highland Hospital the only adult Level 1 trauma facility in the East Bay. (EconoTimes)
For the first time in the East Bay, six hospitals are partnering to improve care for frequent Emergency Room (ER) patients. With the implementation of the PreManage ED system, all six hospitals are now alerted when a frequent patient registers at any one of their ERs. Care providers can then respond quickly, in real-time, to ensure patients receive top-quality, consistent care in the appropriate setting. (Business Wire)
Alameda Health System and Alameda County are about to burst with pride about the health system’s new inpatient tower at Oakland’s Highland Hospital.
The county is investing at least $668 million to expand and upgrade the safety net hospital’s campus, including the new nine-story, 169-bed Acute Care Tower, slated to open April 4. (San Francisco Business Times)
Highland Hospital will keep a substance abuse program that had been scheduled to close Friday.
The decision was reversed Thursday by the Alameda Health System board of directors executive committee. The decision came after public comments during recent meetings and a recommendation from management to keep the program open, according to a statement from the health care provider that runs Highland and four other hospitals, in addition to some clinics. (San Jose Mercury News)
Highland Hospital is ending its substance abuse program at the end of July because of a low number of patients, according to Alameda Health System.
The public health consortium agreed to end its contract with Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services to provide substance abuse services at Highland. The contract required 120 patients be treated yearly, but Alameda Health System served 62 patients in fiscal year 2015. (San Jose Mercury News)
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