Celebrating Our Volunteers During National Volunteer Week, April 6-12

Posted on Apr 1, 2014

Multiethnic raised hands and writing volunteerOne of the first faces you’ll likely see when walking into Alta Bates Summit Medical Center is one of our terrific volunteers.

From registration and escorting patients and families to staffing our gift shops–members of our Volunteer Association tirelessly donate their time and energy to help us create a caring environment.

By partnering with patients and staff, volunteers help provide a personalized, healing environment and well-being to our patients, their families and our communities every day. Read More

Born Too Soon: Brooklyn’s Story

Posted on Mar 31, 2014

The Rantz Family (l-r): Kathy, Brooklyn and Rich, Ambassador Family<br />for the 2014 March for Babies Walk

The Rantz Family (l-r): Kathy, Brooklyn and Rich, Ambassador Family
for the 2014 March for Babies Walk

When the painful contractions began the morning of Nov. 16, 2007, Kathy Rantz and her husband, Rich, had no idea that their daughter Brooklyn would be born prematurely just two days later. Weighing just 1 pound, 5 ounces, her chances for survival were very slim.

“Brooklyn wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for the outstanding care she received at Alta Bates in Berkeley,” says Kathy. “I make it my mission to share our story with anyone and everyone who’ll listen.” Read More

Narsai’s Poached Pear With Non-fat Chocolate and Raspberry Sauces

Posted on Mar 31, 2014

Narsai's Poached Pear With Non-fat Chocolate and Raspberry Sauces

Recipe © 2005 by Narsai M. David

Welcome spring in good health with these succulent pears covered in creamy chocolate and delicious raspberry sauces. Read More

Love Your Heart With Healthy Eating

Posted on Mar 31, 2014

vegetables and fruitGive your heart a chance by learning about the basics of heart failure. Then find out why it’s important to follow your dietary recommendations, proper nutrition for heart health and why taste buds change after heart failure.

Come find out about heart healthy eating at our free event!

When: April 24, 2014, from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Where: Carlton Plaza San Leandro, 1000 E. 14th Street, San Leandro, CA 94577

Call 510-869-6737 to reserve your seat.

National Doctors’ Day

Posted on Mar 25, 2014

stethoscopeSunday, March 30, is National Doctors’ Day. It is a day to celebrate and honor the many contributions of physicians who serve our community by caring for its citizens.

Thank You to Our Doctors

At Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, it is our mission to improve the health and well-being of people in the communities we serve. Physicians play a vital role as we work towards fulfilling this mission. On Doctors’ Day, we invite you to join us in expressing appreciation to the physicians that serve on our medical staff at Alta Bates Summit. Read More

Mock Tumor Board–Breast Cancer Cases

Posted on Mar 24, 2014

Learn how a multidisciplinary panel of clinicians from Alta Bates Summit Medical Center reviews breast cancer cases to determine the best course of treatment.

High angle view of a Monarch butterfly pollinating a flower (Danaus plexippus)When: Thurs., March 27, from 6-7:30 p.m.

Where: Providence Pavilion, Family Resource Center, 3100 Summit St., Oakland

Call 510-204-5656 to save your seat to this free event.  For more information, visit our Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Website: Mock Tumor Board

Bone Health Fair

Posted on Mar 24, 2014

Hear the latest on bone health from a local expert, get screened and enjoy a bone-healthy lunch, sponsored by Alta Bates Summit Medical Center.

Skeleton sketches of four skeletons in motion


When: Wed., March 26, from 10:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m.

Where: The Lake Merritt Senior Residence, 1800 Madison St., Oakland

Call 510-903-3600 to reserve your space. For more information, please see our Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Website: Bone Health Fair.