Awards & Recognition

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

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.

 

East Bay Partnership Wins Inaugural BUILD Health Challenge Funds

Posted on Jun 9, 2015

mom daughterA community collaboration led by East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation, Alameda County Public Health Department and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center has been recognized as a national leader in promoting health.

The San Pablo Area Revitalization Collaborative of Oakland is among seven winners nationwide to receive $250,000 over two years to promote economic development and reduce health disparities in West Oakland.

“Sutter Health is part of a network of pioneers in collaborative community health,” says Mindy Landmark, Sutter Health Bay Area regional lead for community benefit and community health improvement. “Together, we are changing health care.”

Led by the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation, Alameda County Public Health Department and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, the funds will be used to strengthen existing partnerships, jump-start more advanced health data and analytics initiatives and expand their impact.

BUILD Health Challenge was founded by The Advisory Board Company, the de Beaumont Foundation, the Colorado Health Foundation, The Kresge Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to encourage community partnerships among local non-profit organizations, hospitals and health systems, and health departments to improve the health and well-being of their residents.

The BUILD Health Challenge will provide technical assistance for awardees in policy development, monitoring and evaluation.

 

Tele-Care Celebrates 45 Years of Lifesaving Relationships

Posted on Jun 9, 2015

women on phoneVolunteers Call Hundreds in Bay Area Each Day to Provide Caring Connection

On Thursday, June 11, Tele-Care volunteers, clients and members of the community will gather at the Scottish Rite Center in Oakland to celebrate 45 years of relationships made and nurtured over the telephone.

Every day, Tele-Care volunteers make hundreds of phone calls to members of the community who have signed up for this unique, free service. Check-in calls are made 365 days a year to more than 300 clients in Alameda, Contra Costa and San Francisco counties. Read More

Celebrate Our Nurses May 6-12 and Every Day

Posted on May 7, 2015

During National Nurses Week, May 6-12, and every day we thank our nurses for their compassion, dedication and teamwork.  View this video of a few of our outstanding East Bay nurses.

Alta Bates Summit Receives High Marks in Patient Safety

Posted on May 5, 2015

The Letter "A" for Alta Bates Summit's "A" rating in hospital safetyAlta Bates Summit Medical Center is among 12 Sutter Health hospital campuses earning “A” grades in The Leapfrog Group’s® Spring 2015 Hospital Safety Score℠ for dedication to patient safety.

The national employer organization grades hospitals nationwide on their overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors.

“Across our network, we work relentlessly to provide exceptional care quality, safety and service for our patients,” said Stephen Lockhart, M.D., Ph.D., chief medical officer for Sutter Health. “This national ranking demonstrates how, by partnering with one another and other quality and safety experts, we make a difference for communities across Northern California.”

Using 28 measures of publicly available safety data, the Hospital Safety Score assigns A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals based on their ability to prevent errors, injuries, accidents and infections.

Sutter hospital campuses earning A grades include: Read More

Leading Edge HPV Research Includes Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation

Posted on Apr 23, 2015

Jill Foley, M.D.

Jill Foley, M.D.

Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation and our patients are part of groundbreaking public health public health surveillance program into the effectiveness of human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines.

By monitoring trends in the occurrence of HPV types associated with precancerous lesions, the project helps researchers understand the impact of HPV vaccines on these lesions and other HPV related diseases.

“We are proud to contribute to the evidence that is demonstrating the effectiveness of HPV vaccines against HPV types most commonly associated with precancerous cervical lesions,” says Jill Foley, M.D., SEBMF OB-GYN Department chair. Read More