Watch Barbara describe why she volunteers at the Redwood 4H in Castro Valley, helping kids gain leadership skills as they learn about animals, gardening, photography–even robotics!
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center is one of only 28 hospitals in the U.S. and the only East Bay hospital recognized for exemplary surgical patient care by The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®).
ACS NSQIP recognized Alta Bates Summit’s Surgery Services and its team of surgeon champions: Eileen Consorti, M.D., Steven Stanten, M.D. and Carrie A. Bouderka, NSQIP, surgical clinical reviewer for Alta Bates Summit, in helping to achieve exemplary outcomes for surgical patient care. Read More about Alta Bates Summit Receives National Recognition
On Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, the Ethnic Health Institute will host their 4th Annual Caregivers Town Hall from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Samuel Merritt University’s Health Education Center, 400 Hawthorne Avenue, in Oakland.
If you are caring for a loved one, come to this free community event that offers support and resources for the many family caregivers living in our diverse community. The day will include presentations on a variety of topics and a resource fair, providing opportunities for attendees to be educated and inspired.
The Ethnic Health Institute (EHI) is a community program of the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland and Berkeley. EHI’s mission is to enhance the health and well-being of all people in the community, focusing on the underserved and minority populations that experience disparities in healthcare and disease. They promote community health awareness and education, organizational alliances, health-provider training and research.
October 31, 2012–Sutter Health today announced a half million dollar donation to the American Red Cross, Capital Region Chapter, following the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast this week.
“The damage caused by superstorm Sandy is indescribable,” said Pat Fry, president and CEO of Sutter Health. “Our thoughts go out to everyone affected. We hope our donation brings comfort to our fellow Americans in their time of great need.”
In recent years, Sutter Health has supported the American Red Cross’ humanitarian efforts close to home and across the globe, with donations for disaster relief work following the earthquake in Haiti; the earthquake and tsunami in Japan; Hurricane Katrina; and fires in California.
Sutter Health physicians and hospitals share a common commitment to creating healthier communities through programs and services that respond to community needs. In 2011, our network invested $756 million in care and services for the poor and underserved.
For information on how you can help support relief efforts, visit the American Red Cross at www.redcross.org.
About Sutter Health
Serving patients and their families in more than 100 Northern California cities and towns, Sutter Health doctors, not-for-profit hospitals and other health care service providers share resources and expertise to advance health care quality and access. The Sutter Medical Network includes many of California’s top-performing, highest quality physician organizations as measured annually by the Integrated Healthcare Association. Sutter-affiliated hospitals are regional leaders in cardiac care, women’s and children’s services, cancer care, orthopedics and advanced patient safety technology.
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“Helping patients gives me a tremendous sense of satisfaction, both on the job as an administrative nursing supervisor and in my volunteer work with the Bay Area Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT, CA-6),” says Roger, R.N., administrative nursing supervisor at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center.
Read Roger’s volunteer story, the next in our series featuring employees who give back to our community by volunteering. Read More about My Volunteer Story: Roger, R.N., Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
Watch the next story in our series featuring employees who volunteer in our community to make where we live and work a better place.
Find out why Alison, clinical nurse specialist—NICU, volunteers with the Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors and how it makes her an even better team member.
For Betsy, R.N., Alta Bates Summit Medical Center nurse, showing she cares on the job and in her community as a volunteer makes life richer.
Find out how she gives hope and encouragement as a tutor at the Santa Rita Jail in the Reading for Life Program.