Rising temperatures, sunny skies and the return of long summer days mean fun by the pool!
Enjoy your swim in good health!
High blood pressure is often called the silent killer because it usually has no symptoms as it “quietly” causes heart disease, stroke, kidney failure and many other health problems.
When you have high blood pressure (also known as hypertension), your heart has to work harder than normal to pump blood throughout your body.
Prevent problems before they develop. Get your blood pressure checked and learn what your safe blood pressure range is.
Even if your blood pressure is within a healthy range, it could be rising over time. Fortunately, there are lifestyle changes you can make to help lower your blood pressure and stay healthy. Read more about high blood pressure (hypertension).
We’re proud to announce that, today, after months of planning and of training clinical staff and AIM team members, the Advanced Illness Management (AIM)® Program is going “live” in the East Bay.
This program will include Alta Bates Summit, Eden and Sutter Delta medical centers; Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF); and Sutter Care at Home. Read More about Improving Patient Care in the East Bay
Sutter Health’s Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland began construction on its new Patient Care Pavilion and new parking garage in October of 2010.
The center of this project is a new building that will offer Oakland residents a calming and healing environment–continuing more than 100 years of Alta Bates Summit’s tradition of providing patient care to the community. Read More about Alta Bates Summit’s New Patient Care Pavilion–Nearing Home Stretch
For more than 40 years, dedicated groups of volunteers through Alta Bates Summit Medical Center’s Tele-Care Program have reached out to members of the San Francisco East Bay Area who live alone, are isolated, home-bound, disabled, convalescing from an illness or in need of a caring, friendly voice. Read More about East Bay Volunteer Opportunities: Tele-Care Celebrates 43 Years of Touching and Saving Lives
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center has been honored with an “A” Hospital Safety Score by the Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. Read More about Alta Bates Summit in Oakland Awarded an “A” for Patient Safety
On Wednesday, Dec. 19, the community of Alta Bates Summit Medical Center joined hands in making their 20th annual Holiday Food and Gift Basket Collection a huge success.
“I am just delighted!” said Rev. Carrie Buckner, director of chaplaincy services at Alta Bates Summit. “Thanks to the amazing generosity of our Alta Bates Summit community, we collected 118 food baskets, hundreds of gifts for children and families, and $1,400 in grocery gift cards that were distributed to families in need this holiday season–including 24 beautiful food baskets from our Surgery Center alone.” Read More about Holiday Greetings at Alta Bates Summit