Sleep specialist Joanna Cooper, M.D., shares valuable facts about why you should limit your screen time before bed. Learn more about her upcoming lecture.Read More about Screen and Your Sleep: The Impact of Nighttime Use
Cyberbullying is the most common online risk for teens. Learn more about what you can do to keep your child safe.Read More about Helping Your Kids Stay Safe in the Virtual World
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Water is vital to caring for patients, maintaining proper hygiene and keeping a clean environment. So, how can health care facilities join the common effort to conserve water?
Landscaping, irrigation and outdoor washing have been reduced and all Sutter Health facilities are reviewing water consumption and looking for ways to save.
“I think the public expects to see that rather than lush green lawns during a drought,” says Susan Frank, president of Suma Landscaping Inc., which maintains the grounds at all Alta Bates Summit campuses.
The goal is to permanently reduce water use while providing patients with high-quality care and personal service.
Below are the steps taken to conserve water across the Sutter Health East Bay Region:
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
Eden Medical Center
Sutter Delta Medical Center
This free event offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to walk alongside physicians and medical professionals in an effort to unite the community towards health and wellness. After all, walking as little as 30 minutes can reduce your risk of heart disease, weight gain and other preventable conditions! Join us for a two-mile walk for your health and wellness!
When: Saturday, September 13
Where: San Pablo Park, Berkeley
Time: 11 a.m. (Register & Blood Pressure Screenings) 1 to 2 p.m. (Heart Talk and Walk)
Contact Gin Hansson at GHansson@lifelongmedical.org to pre-register, volunteer, or for more information.
We use electronic devices in every room – should we keep our electronics out of the bedroom? Sleep specialist Joanna Cooper, M.D., will discuss the most current findings regarding the effect of electronic devices on our sleep.
According to Dr. Cooper, a neurologist with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation, the timing of sleep and wakefulness is controlled by two areas in the brain. One is highly sensitive to light and drives wakefulness, while the other (the pineal gland) secretes melatonin when the light dims in the evening. Thus we humans are programmed to fall asleep after dark.
When: Tuesday, August 26, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
To reserve a seat, call (510) 869-6737 or click here to register online.
Where: Claremont Hotel, Monterey Room, located at 41 Tunnel Road in Berkeley.
Free radicals? Antioxidants? Have you heard these terms but still have questions? Registered dietitian Stacy Abbatiello will talk about what these terms mean and why there is so much talk about them, give an overview of the latest research, and tell you which of these you want in your food.
When: Thursday, August 7, 2 to 3 p.m.
Where: Fir Rooms, Merritt Pavilion, Summit Campus
350 Hawthorne Avenue, Oakland
Call (510) 869-6737 to save your seat at this free presentation.
Bring your family and join us for the grand opening celebration of Alta Bates Summit’s new Merritt Pavilion! The event will take place on Sunday, July 27 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Tour the New Facility
Alta Bates Summit staff members will explain and showcase several areas of the new pavilion, including:
• 2nd Floor: Acute Rehabilitation, Rehab Treatment Gyms and Occupational Therapy Kitchen
• 3rd Floor: Patient Rooms, Patient Dining Area, Isolation Room
• 10th Floor: Medical Surgical Unit, Patient Care Nursing Station, Bariatric Room
The new pavilion features spectacular panoramic views of the East Bay and San Francisco in a beautiful healing environment.
Guests can snap a souvenir picture in an interactive photo booth and purchase delicacies from local food trucks. You can also enjoy the new Plaza Park located across from the main entrance of the new pavilion.
Grand Opening Celebration!
When: Sunday, July 27, 1 to 4 p.m.
Where: 350 Hawthorne Avenue, Oakland
Please RSVP to let us know you’re coming.
Phone: (510) 869-8289 or email: RSVPComm@sutterhealth.org
All three Sutter Health hospitals in the East Bay rank in the top 12 among the San Francisco Bay Area’s 46 hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Hospitals” guide. The report ranked Sutter Health’s Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Eden Medical Center and Sutter Delta Medical Center among California’s 440 hospitals as follows: Read More about U.S. News & World Report recognizes Alta Bates Summit Medical Center as one of the ‘Best Hospitals’
Bring your family and join us for the grand opening celebration of Alta Bates Summit’s new Merritt Pavilion! The event will take place on Sunday, July 27 from 1 to 4 p.m. Guests are invited to tour the new building, snap a souvenir picture in an interactive photo booth and purchase delicacies from local food trucks.
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center’s new Merritt Pavilion offers a calming and healing environment – continuing a nearly 110-year tradition of providing exceptional patient care to our community. The pavilion offers spectacular panoramic views of the East Bay and San Francisco in a beautiful healing environment.
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