Awards & Recognition

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

Society for Thoracic Surgeons Honors Alta Bates Summit’s Open Heart Surgery Program

Posted on Dec 1, 2017

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center has earned the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) prestigious 3 Star rating. The 3 Star rating represents the highest award for heart surgery practices participating in STS’ national specialty database.

Alta Bates Summit received the 3 Star ratings based on analysis of both first time isolated coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) and isolated aortic valve replacement (AVR) surgery patients during 2016. The rating affirms that cardiac patients treated at Alta Bates Summit significantly outperformed the STS mean participant score nationwide.

“The 3 Star rating is widely regarded as the gold standard by which cardiac surgery programs are evaluated and it’s the highest honor achievable,” says Leo Dominguez, Alta Bates Summit’s administrative director for professional, cardiovascular and rehabilitation services.  “The 3 Star rating is a testament to the expertise of our surgeons and the commitment of our physicians and staff to quality and excellence.”

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Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Honored for Quality Surgical Care

Posted on Nov 13, 2017

For the fourth consecutive year, Sutter Health’s Alta Bates Summit Medical Center has received the Meritorious Award from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®). Alta Bates Summit is one of only 66 hospitals in the nation to achieve meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care.

“Alta Bates Summit is honored to once again receive this powerful, patient-centered distinction thanks to our multi-disciplinary teams of surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, clinicians and staff from infection control, quality, and compliance,” says Rose Calhan, Alta Bates Summit’s Chief Operating Officer. “This effort is an outstanding example of seamless teamwork led by our surgeons to enable exceptional patient care.” Read More

Alta Bates Summit Receives National Recognition for Surgical Care

Posted on Nov 1, 2016

female-surgeon-smilingFor the third time in five years, Sutter Health’s Alta Bates Summit Medical Center has received the Meritorious Award from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®). More than 600 hospitals in the country were evaluated and Alta Bates Summit is one of only 61 hospitals to achieve meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care. Read More

Alta Bates Summit Stroke Center Earns Seventh Consecutive Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for Improving Stroke Care

Posted on May 25, 2016

Stroke Gold Plus 2016For seven consecutive years, Sutter Health’s Alta Bates Summit Medical Center (ABSMC) has earned the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s (AHA/ASA) Get With The Guidelines® Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. In addition, Alta Bates Summit achieved the Target Stroke Elite Honor Roll Award for the quick treatment of stroke patients with the clot-breaking drug: tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA.

The awards recognize 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.

“We are extremely proud of the physicians, nurses, radiology technologists and other caring professionals who comprise the stroke team. Obtaining timely diagnostics and initiation of care in the emergency department through this team effort is key to saving patient lives and preventing disability from stroke,” said Chuck Prosper, Alta Bates Summit CEO. “We are extremely honored to receive these significant distinctions in the clinical delivery of stroke care.”

Stroke Care You Can Count On
To receive the Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, Alta Bates Summit’s Stroke Center attained at least 85 percent compliance on all Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Quality Achievement indicators for two or more consecutive years and beyond this achieved 75 percent or higher compliance with 5 of 8 additional Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Quality Measures.

The Stroke Center was also recognized as a recipient of the AHA/ASA’s Target Stroke Elite Honor Roll. This award is presented to hospitals that treat acute ischemic stroke in the most effective way possible using evidence-based guidelines. The designation means that at least 75 percent of eligible patients received tPA within 60 minutes of arrival to the hospital.

AHA/ASA’s Get With The Guidelines is a national quality- improvement program for hospitals designed to ensure care for cardiac and stroke patients follows the most up to date, evidence based guidelines and recommendations.

Click on this link to learn more about the Alta Bates Summit’s Stroke Center.

 

Labor of Love: Alta Bates Summit Employee, 90, Celebrates 70 Years on the Job

Posted on Apr 5, 2016

Elena Griffing 70th anniversary

Elena Griffing says she wants to work forever.

Elena Griffing has been breaking records, charming everyone she meets and wearing stylish heels on the job at Alta Bates Summit for 70 years. Watch the video.

Elena was honored last week during Women’s History Month by more than 3,000 Sutter Health leaders in Sacramento.

“By pushing the boundaries of opportunity, Elena—and so many other influential women across the United States—shaped the destinies of future generations of women. I’m so thankful for their determination and drive,” said Sarah Krevans, president and CEO of Sutter Health. “And all across Sutter Health, nearly 250 female employees like Elena have dedicated 40-plus years of their careers to caring for patients and their families. Through fresh ideas, hard work and genuine compassion for others, they’ve made the world a better place. I’m proud to work beside them.” Read More

Shop Whole Foods on Telegraph and Help NICU Families

Posted on Jul 21, 2015

Mariana Bedetti and Sebastian

Mariana Bedetti and Sebastian

The Nickels for Non-Profits campaign at the Whole Foods Market on Telegraph Ave. in Berkeley is currently supporting families of premature babies in the Alta Bates Summit neonatal intensive care unit.

Through Sept. 27, every 5 cent reusable bag credit collected at that store goes to the NICU’s Family Advisory Council.

“When I shop at Whole Foods, I always donate my bag credits to the charities they support,” Mariana Bedetti, council member and mother of a 34-week preemie, Sebastian; who initiated the campaign. “It occurred to me that this program could really help the FAC raise funds for the families of preemie babies.”

The Family Advisory Council is a partnership of parents and staff supporting NICU babies and their families. Funds raised go toward transportation, parking, food, lodging and other essentials, like car seats. For families who stay months in the NICU, this help is vital.

Nickels for Non-Profits has raised thousands of dollars for schools and charities in the community. Mariana hopes the partnership will evolve into other fundraisers to help support these families.

You can help. Please bring your reusable bags when shopping at Whole Foods on Telegraph and simply tell the cashier you would like to donate your bag credits to Alta Bates Summit’s Family Advisory Council.