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.
How often should one have a mammogram? What is the recommended age to stop (or start) receiving a mammogram? What about self-exams? Are they recommended? Dr. Grief will cover these questions as well as other breast health recommendations.
To reserve your seat, please call (510) 869-6737.
Date and Location: Thursday, May 24, 6:30 – 8 p.m., Lafayette Women’s Health Center, 3695 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Ste. 350 in Lafayette.
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center is proud to join hospitals across the country in recognizing National Hospital Week and National Nurses Week (May 6–12). These two celebrations acknowledge the history, individuals, technology and dedicated professionals that come together every day to care for our patients, their families and our community.
National Hospital Week’s theme is “Making Miracles Happen,” from providing treatment and comfort to the sick, to welcoming new life into the world. Hospitals are central to a healthy community.
National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6, also known as National Nurses Day, through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. We honor the dedication of the nearly 3.1 million registered nurses nationwide for their compassion and care.
For more than 100 years Alta Bates Summit Medical Center and its five hospitals have been dedicated to this community. Thank you to all those who work tirelessly to provide quality care to our patients seven days a week, 365 days a year. Here’s to the next 100 years!
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center’s Ethnic Health Institute is presenting Barbara A. Goff, MD, in a free community service program to discuss the life-saving importance of early detection of ovarian cancer through recognition of symptoms. Dr. Goff currently serves as Director for the Division of Gynecologic Oncolgy, University of Washington School of Medicine.
A frequent consultant and guest on television’s “The Dr. Oz Show,” Dr. Goff has authored more ethan 100 scientific papers, teaches medical school and participates in research on early detection of gynecologic malignancies and novel cancer therapies.
When: Friday, April 6, 2012; 6:00 pm: Reception and light dinner;
7:00 pm: Lecture
Where: Samuel Merritt University Health Education Center,
400 Hawthorne Avenue, Oakland
Cost: Pre-registration for this free program is required.
Call (877) 390-9000 for information.
Hooray for progress! Last week we celebrated the placement of the last beam of our new Patient Care Pavilion on the Summit Campus. What a party! Check out the Topping Out video and thanks again to our construction crews, employees, physicians, nurses and volunteers who signed the beam.
Be a part of the cure. Help raise funds and increase lung cancer awareness at the third annual “Jill’s Legacy Jog for Jill Berkeley” 5K event, Sunday, March 11, 2012, on the U.C. Berkeley campus.
“Jog for Jill is a remarkable effort to save lives in the fight against lung cancer,” remarked Andrew Greenberg, M.D., who is the chair of the 2012 Jog for Jill and a pulmonologist affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. “Lung cancer is the number one cause of mortality from cancer in the United States, resulting in about 160,000 deaths each year. You can join the fight against lung cancer by becoming a part of Team Sutter.”
“Jog for Jill” honors the memory of Jill Costello, a former Cal student and women’s crew coxswain, who passed away from metastatic lung cancer at age 22. After her diagnosis in 2009, Jill graduated with highest honors, helped the women’s Cal crew team win the Pacific (PAC)-10 championship as well as place second in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division Championships, and assisted in raising $50,000 for lung cancer research — all while undergoing 22 chemotherapy sessions and 14 days of radiation treatments.
Jog for Jill is hosted by the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation and Jill’s Legacy, a fundraising effort led by people younger than the age of 35 to promote the awareness of lung cancer. Each year, the event is held at different sites around the country. Last year, more than 1,000 participated in the Jog for Jill event on the U.C. Berkeley campus. This year’s race is also on the Cal campus and begins and ends at the Bear’s Lair. To register or to learn more, please access the Jill’s Legacy Jog for Jill Berkeley Website.
Jill was determined to find a cure for lung cancer — the number one cancer killer of both men and women. Come help keep Jill’s dream alive.