Awards & Recognition

Awards and recognition for Sutter Health’s Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland and Berkeley, California.

Celebrate Our Nurses May 6-12 and Every Day

Posted on May 7, 2015

During National Nurses Week, May 6-12, and every day we thank our nurses for their compassion, dedication and teamwork.  View this video of a few of our outstanding East Bay nurses.

Alta Bates Summit Receives High Marks in Patient Safety

Posted on May 5, 2015

The Letter "A" for Alta Bates Summit's "A" rating in hospital safetyAlta Bates Summit Medical Center is among 12 Sutter Health hospital campuses earning “A” grades in The Leapfrog Group’s® Spring 2015 Hospital Safety Score℠ for dedication to patient safety.

The national employer organization grades hospitals nationwide on their overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors.

“Across our network, we work relentlessly to provide exceptional care quality, safety and service for our patients,” said Stephen Lockhart, M.D., Ph.D., chief medical officer for Sutter Health. “This national ranking demonstrates how, by partnering with one another and other quality and safety experts, we make a difference for communities across Northern California.”

Using 28 measures of publicly available safety data, the Hospital Safety Score assigns A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals based on their ability to prevent errors, injuries, accidents and infections.

Sutter hospital campuses earning A grades include: Read More

Leading Edge HPV Research Includes Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation

Posted on Apr 23, 2015

Jill Foley, M.D.

Jill Foley, M.D.

Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation and our patients are part of groundbreaking public health public health surveillance program into the effectiveness of human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines.

By monitoring trends in the occurrence of HPV types associated with precancerous lesions, the project helps researchers understand the impact of HPV vaccines on these lesions and other HPV related diseases.

“We are proud to contribute to the evidence that is demonstrating the effectiveness of HPV vaccines against HPV types most commonly associated with precancerous cervical lesions,” says Jill Foley, M.D., SEBMF OB-GYN Department chair. Read More

A Work of Heart: Celebrate Our Volunteers

Posted on Apr 13, 2015

A Work of Heart: Celebrate Our VolunteersOur volunteers have a positive impact wherever they work.

“Volunteers are crucial members of our Alta Bates Summit care team,” says Alta Bates Summit CEO Chuck Prosper. “Whether working with our patients and their families or assisting the professional staff, their gift of time brings nurture and comfort to thousands every year.”

Thousands of men and women from 18- to 95-years-old have worked uncounted hours since the Volunteer Association was founded in the early 1950s. Volunteers became a department in the ‘70s. Read More

Alta Bates Summit’s Regional Stroke Center Earns Top Honors

Posted on Nov 19, 2014

The regional Stroke Center at Sutter Health’s Alta Bates Summit Medical Center was recognized as a recipient of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines (r) Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and the Target Stroke Honor Roll Award for improving stroke care.

The awards, presented by an American Heart Association (AHA), acknowledge the hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.

To receive the Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, Alta Bates Summit’s Regional Stroke Center attained at least 85 percent compliance on all Get With The Guidelines(r) Stroke Quality Achievement indicators for two or more consecutive years and achieved 75 percent or higher compliance with six of 10 Get With The Guidelines(r) Stroke Quality Measures.

Additionally, the Regional Stroke Center was also recognized as a recipient of the AHA’s Target Stroke Honor Roll. This award recognizes hospitals that treat acute ischemic stroke in the most effective way possible using evidence-based guidelines. The goal is a door-to-needle time within 60 minutes in at least 50 percent of ischemic stroke patients treated with IV Tissue Plasminogen Activator (TPA), which is known as the “clot busting” medication.

This means that the patient receives this important, life-saving intervention within 60 minutes of arrival to the hospital. To be eligible for the Target Stroke Honor Roll Award, the hospital must currently hold Gold, Silver or Bronze performance achievement status with Get With The Guidelines(r) Stroke and have door-to-needle times within 60 minutes.

“Our Regional Stroke Center works hard to ensure that patients receive the very best care possible when they come to the hospital, and we are extremely honored to receive these two significant distinctions in the clinical field of stroke care,” said Chuck Prosper, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center CEO. “The ability to provide key treatments in a timely manner means a greater possibility for improved outcomes for our patients.”

Stroke Care You Can Count On

To learn more about the Alta Bates Summit Regional Stroke Center, visit: www.altabatessummit.org/stroke/

To learn more about the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With the Guidelines SM program, visit www.strokeassociation.org.

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Earns Top Grade for Patient Safety

Posted on Oct 29, 2014

The Letter "A" for Alta Bates Summit's "A" rating in hospital safetyThe Oakland and Berkeley campuses of Sutter Health’s Alta Bates Summit Medical Center earned an A rating for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group® in its Fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score℠.

“The A grade from Leapfrog Group places us amongst the top hospitals in the U.S. in terms of transparency, quality and patient safety,” says Steve OBrien, M.D., chief medical executive for the medical center. “And it recognizes the hard work of our excellent clinical staff in providing outstanding patient care.”

More than 2,500 hospitals nationwide participate in The Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Score program. The national employer organization grades hospitals on their overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors.

The survey is the only nationally standardized and endorsed set of measures that captures hospital performance in patient safety, quality and resource utilization. Hospitals that participate in The Leapfrog Hospital Survey achieve hospital-wide improvements that translate into millions of lives and dollars saved.

The grades are derived from expert analysis of publicly available data using 28 evidence-based, national measures of hospital safety. For more information, visit www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.

Sutter Health hospitals earning A ratings include:

In July, all Sutter Health East Bay hospitals received “high performing” rankings for specialty care in the annual U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals survey.

For 2014-2015, U.S. News evaluated hospitals in 16 medical care specialties. These Sutter Health hospitals ranked as high performers