Awards & Recognition

U.S. News & World Report recognizes Alta Bates Summit Medical Center as one of the ‘Best Hospitals’

Posted on Jul 16, 2014

????????????????????????????????????????????????????All three Sutter Health hospitals in the East Bay rank in the top 12 among the San Francisco Bay Area’s 46 hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Hospitals” guide. The report ranked Sutter Health’s Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Eden Medical Center and Sutter Delta Medical Center among California’s 440 hospitals as follows: Read More

National Nurses Week–In Appreciation of Our Nurses

Posted on May 5, 2014

Nurses Week-LogoDuring National Nurses Week (May 6 – 12), we celebrate our outstanding nurses, who collaborate every day with patients, families and colleagues to deliver outstanding care. In honor of Nurses Week, we are happy to showcases some of our outstanding East Bay nurses speaking about their chosen profession. Their passion for what they do shines brightly like the stars they are.  You can watch them here.

Nurses Week video screen shot


In the News: Robert Schoene, M.D.

Posted on Apr 23, 2014

How did the 16-year-old stowaway on Hawaiian Airlines Flight 45 survive in the plane’s wheel well for 5.5 hours, enduring frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen?

Dr. Schoene, pulmonologist and critical disease medicine specialist with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, answers this question on KCBS Radio 106.9 FM  and on CNN with Anderson Cooper. Since 1947, only about 25 percent of the 105 stowaways aboard airplanes worldwide have survived.

Can Anyone Survive in a Plane’s Wheel Well?

Dr. Schoene, pulmonologist and critical disease medicine specialist with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, interviewed on CNN with Anderson Cooper.

Dr. Schoene has done extensive research in exercise and high altitude medicine. His book High Altitude Medicine and Physiology is the world’s only authorized text on high altitude medicine and physiology.


We’re Fit!

Posted on Feb 20, 2014

Fit Friendly Worksite Gold Achievement 2013 AwardCongratulations to Alta Bates Summit for being named the 2013 Gold Level Recipient of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Fit-Friendly Worksites.

The medical center received this for its commitment to providing physical activity and wellness opportunities for all employees.

“This a great accomplishment and wonderful investment in the health of our employees,” says Mary Pelkey, human resources administrative director.

The AHA honors organizations, like Alta Bates Summit, for making employee health a priority through activities such as: Read More

Camden Coalition Selects East Bay Communities for ‘Hotspotting’ Research

Posted on Jan 23, 2014

BetterHealthEastBayLogoAlta Bates Summit Medical Center one of six in the nation chosen to review and provide expert feedback on innovative Healthcare Hotspotting Toolkit

The Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers announced that Sutter Health’s Alta Bates Summit Medical Center has been selected as one of only six organizations in the nation to comprise a Hotspotting Advisory Group.

“Hotspotting” is a new tool designed to analyze data that focuses on the most frequent users of community health care resources. The findings will help inform decisions surrounding improved access to care through area clinics and other community partners to better identify and treat patients at risk of a major health event before costly emergency department visits and hospitalizations are necessary. Read More

Congratulations to Drs. Jeff Burack and Olivia Lang, Sutter Medical Network Award Winners

Posted on Dec 10, 2013

Drs. Jeff Burack (l) and Olivia Lang (r)

Drs. Jeff Burack (l) and Olivia Lang (r)

Internal medicine physician Jeff Burack, M.D., (East Bay AIDS Center) and pediatrician Olivia Lang, M.D., are Sutter Medical Network (SMN) Quality Care Award winners! Drs. Burack and Lang received this honor for earning the highest overall Quality Pay for Performance mean scores compared to all other eligible clinicians in their region.

They were two of three East Bay primary care physicians presented with an SMN award for working diligently to ensure their patients receive the preventive care and screenings that they need—an important factor for health care consumers choosing where they seek care. Family medicine physician Samantha Malm, M.D., from Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation, was also an award recipient.

All SMN affiliated medical foundations and IPAs that reported quality data to Sutter Health in 2012 were eligible to participate. As the SMN expands its measurement set in 2014 to non-primary care areas, sub-specialists will also be eligible for the award.