Posts made in July, 2011

Named One of Top Hospitals in Bay Area

Posted on Jul 19, 2011

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center has been ranked among Logo of US News & World Reportthe top five best hospitals in the San Francisco Bay Area in U.S. News & World Report’s first-ever Best Hospitals metro area rankings. The medical center also received recognition for high performance in four specific areas: Ear, Nose & Throat, Gastroenterology, Orthopedics and Urology.

The U.S. News and World Report metro area rankings recognize 622 hospitals in or near major cities with a record of high performance in key medical specialties. To be ranked in its metro area, at least one of a hospital’s medical specialties had to score in the top 25 percent of nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide.

“With great pride I acknowledge and thank the physicians, nurses and staff at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center for their outstanding care and expertise. Recognitions such as this support the continued trust our patients and families have as they turn to us for their care,” said David Bradley, CEO.

View the U.S. News & World Report rankings here. 

Construction Update – Hawthorne Avenue Weekend Closure

Posted on Jul 18, 2011

Hawthorne Avenue Weekend Closure on July 29, 30, 31

The next major phase of construction for Alta Bates Summit’s Patient Care Pavilion building project will be the installation of a 250-foot tower crane at the site of the Patient Care Pavilion on Hawthorne Avenue.

The crane will be delivered and then assembled Friday, July 29 through Sunday, July 31, and remain in place for approximately one year. To erect the tower crane, we must close Hawthorne Avenue between Webster Street and Elm Street over the weekend from Friday, July 29, at noon until Sunday, July 31, at 11 p.m.

Webster Street and the circular driveway/patient drop off area at the hospital’s entrance will remain open. Hawthorne will be closed from Elm to Webster and the Hawthorne/Summit intersection will be completely closed to traffic. In order to access the Providence Garage, all traffic will be required to use 30th Street to reach Summit Street. All pedestrian routes will remain the same, with flaggers in place to assist. The vehicle and foot traffic plan for this three-day period is pictured below.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please call our Construction Hotline at (510) 869-6840. For more information on the project, please see the web site at
Directional map of Summit Campus construction