Awards & Recognition

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.

Alta Bates Summit and Eden Medical Centers Earn ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®’ Recognition From The Joint Commission

Posted on Nov 7, 2013

Eden (l) and Alta Bates Summit (r) medical centers

Eden (l) and Alta Bates Summit (r) medical centers have been named Top Performers on Key Quality Measures® for exemplary performance in improving care for patients who experience heart attacks, heart failure, pneumonia and surgery.

The award was made by The Joint Commission, the U.S. leader in accrediting health care organizations.

“Alta Bates Summit and Eden medical centers, along with all the Top Performer hospitals, have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to quality improvement and they should be proud of their achievement,” says Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president and chief executive officer, The Joint Commission. Read More

Celebrating Imaging!

Posted on Nov 4, 2013

National Radiologic Technology Week logoNov. 3 through 9, Sutter East Bay Region recognizes our imaging and radiology staff during National Radiologic Technology Week.

Sutter East Bay’s radiologic technologists

Over the past 12 months, the Sutter East Bay Region technologists in our departments have completed several hundred thousand high-quality imaging studies and procedures. Many of these departments are credentialed with the American College of Radiology, the gold standard in imaging throughout the country.

Radiologic technologists must successfully complete a minimum of two years of formal education and acquire an AS degree. Following the completion of formal training and externship, radiologic technologists must then pass the national boards. Once a technologist has their certificate, they must then complete a minimum of 24 hours of continuing education every two years.

National Radiologic Technology Week is celebrated every November to recognize the vital work of RTs across the nation and to commemorate the anniversary of the discovery of the X-ray by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen on Nov. 8, 1895.

Our radiologic technologists are the best in their field!

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Receives ‘Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award’

Posted on Nov 1, 2013

Doctor Examining Male Patient's Eyes

Award demonstrates Alta Bates Summit’s commitment to quality care for stroke patients

Sutter Health’s Alta Bates Summit Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes Alta Bates Summit’s commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients. Read More