Alta Bates Summit and Eden Medical Centers Earn ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®’ Recognition From The Joint Commission
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 about Alta Bates Summit and Eden Medical Centers Earn ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®’ Recognition From The Joint Commission
Nov. 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’
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 about Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Receives ‘Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award’
Oct. 18 marked an important milestone in caring for the 100th patient in our IORT (IntraOperative Radiation Therapy) Program. In less than two years, this important therapy in the treatment of breast cancer has helped to put Sutter Health’s Alta Bates Summit Medical Center at the forefront of breast cancer treatment.
Congratulations to Drs. Valery Uhl, Lisa Bailey and their outstanding team of experts for leading the way in making this milestone possible. Read More about Milestone of 100 Reached by IORT Team
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center has once again received honors with an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits.
“I’m extremely proud of our outstanding staff and physicians for their ongoing excellence in patient safety,” said Steve O’Brien, M.D., vice president of medical affairs at Alta Bates Summit. “This A rating demonstrates our commitment to our patients and community.”
The A score was awarded in the latest update to the Hospital Safety ScoreSM. The A, B, C, D or F scores are assigned to U.S. hospitals based on preventable medical errors, injuries, accidents and infections.
The Hospital Safety Score was compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is designed to give the public information they can use in choosing a hospital and protecting themselves and their families.
The Cardiac Rehabilitation Department at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center proudly announces the three-year recertification of its cardiovascular rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).
The Cardiac Rehabilitation Department was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care. Read More about Alta Bates Summit Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Certified