Posts made in September, 2012

29 Students Awarded Scholarships by the Van R. Johnson Sutter Scholars Program

Posted on Sep 25, 2012

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Congratulations to the 29 East Bay students who received a total of $67,000 in scholarships from the 2012-2013 Van R. Johnson Sutter Scholars Program.

Scholarship winners attend a community college, four-year university, or graduate program and received awards ranging
from $1,000 to $3,000.

“Thank you Sutter Health for your generosity,” said Lauren Choy, Sutter Health scholarship winner and daughter of Melody Choy, staff pharmacist at Eden Medical Center. “Your gift will help to cover my tuition for the upcoming academic year and will let me devote more time to my studies as a biology major.” Read More

Alta Bates Summit and Sutter Employees Train for Mass Casualty Incidents

Posted on Sep 20, 2012

Forty-eight employees from Sutter Health affiliates, including three from Alta Bates Summit Medical Center’s Emergency Department (ED), recently attended the Healthcare Leadership and Decision-making for Mass Casualty Incidents Training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston, Ala.

Alta Bates Summit ED staff Ryan Cooke, R.N., manager, Summit ED; Be-Verlyn Navarro, R.N., manager, Alta Bates ED; and emergency physician Dr. Aaron Stern brought back a wealth of information to use in our community.

Attendees received training on providing medical emergency response and learned how to effectively respond and recover from real-world incidents involving natural disasters, terrorism and hazardous material accidents.

Individuals training for mass casualty response.

Alta Bates Summit staff (standing in center) Emergency Physician Aaron Stern, M.D. and Alta Bates ED Manager Be-Verlyn Navarro, R.N.

Dr. Stern, says he now understands the importance of hands-on training for disaster preparedness. “This training helps us to be better prepared to care for patients during a catastrophic event and to help assist the community as well.” Read More

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center and HeartValveSurgery.com Offer Community Event for Heart Valve Disease Education

Posted on Sep 7, 2012

Distinguished Cardiac Program and Leading Patient Advocacy Website
Join Forces To Raise Awareness About Heart Valve Disease

Cardiac Surgeon Junaid Khan, M.D., and Adam Pick

Cardiac Surgeon Junaid Khan, M.D., & blogger/author Adam Pick

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, a leading Cardiovascular Center of Excellence, along with HeartValveSurgery.com, the largest online resource for patients with heart valve disease, will present a special community event to raise awareness and to educate the community about heart valve disorders on Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 6:30-8  p.m. at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, CA.

If you’ve been diagnosed with heart valve disease or a heart murmur, take advantage of this special opportunity to get information about treatment options and resources. Read More