Community Health Events

Community health events scheduled by Sutter Health’s Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland and Berkeley, California

Alta Bates Summit Breast Reconstruction Forum, April 14

Posted on Apr 7, 2015

Portrait of mature woman.Deciding whether to have breast reconstruction is difficult. To help with your research, our experts will talk about the options and recent advances in the field.

Please call 510-204-4646 to reserve your place.

Decision Making in Breast Reconstruction
April 14, 6-7:30 p.m.

Samuel Merritt University Health Education Center
400 Hawthorne Ave., Rm. 103






March of Dimes: Working and Walking Together for Healthier Babies

Posted on Mar 26, 2015

baby for wordpressSutter Health’s East Bay affiliates support the 2015 March for Babies Campaign – including the March for Babies, Saturday, April 25, at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.

Since 1998, Sutter Health has collaborated with March of Dimes. All contributions fund lifesaving research into preventing premature births, plus programs giving hope and help to families.

“Every day, more than 1,400 babies in the U.S. are born prematurely and these babies face an increased risk of serious medical conditions,” says Chuck Prosper, Bay Area March of Dimes board member and Alta Bates Summit CEO.

“That’s why employees and physicians from Sutter Health East Bay Region are proud to put on our walking shoes in support of the March of Dimes. I hope you will join us with your families and together, we can help save babies.”

Delta, Eden, Alta Bates Summit and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation share the campaign sponsorship and a booth at the walk April 25.

Free Wig, Support for Cancer Patients Experiencing Hair Loss

Posted on Mar 20, 2015

Sutter’s Alta Bates Summit Comprehensive Cancer Center now offers a free wig and American Cancer Society consultation for women losing hair during cancer treatment.

Alta Bates Summit’s Comprehensive Cancer Center and the American Cancer Society support women during cancer treatment.

Alta Bates Summit Comprehensive Cancer Center now offers a free wig and American Cancer Society consultation for women losing hair during cancer treatment.

The wig bank is staffed by specially trained volunteers at the cancer center, 2001 Dwight Way in Berkeley. Call 1-800-227-2345 for an appointment.

“This is the first onsite American Cancer Society wig bank at a Sutter Health facility in the East Bay,” says Luanne Ridgley, LCSW, manager of oncology supportive care services for the cancer center. “It’s a great resource for anyone in the community, not just Sutter patients.”

One-on-one consultations include:

  • One free wig per patient
  • Finding a wig that fits your lifestyle
  • Suggestions for wearing wigs, turbans and scarves


Depression: How to Recognize Symptoms

Posted on Oct 7, 2014

Depression_FlyerThursday, Oct. 23, 2014
6:30-8 p.m.
Women’s Health Center in Lafayette
3595 Mt. Diablo Boulevard, Suite 350

Depression can be silent and secret.
How can you tell if someone you love
is feeling “the blues” or suffering
from depression?
Join psychiatrist Robert Dolgoff, M.D., for
a discussion about signs of depression
to watch for and when to reach out to help.

Call 510-869-6737 to reserve your space.
Light hors d’oeuvres will be
served at this free presentation.

6th Annual Ethnic Health Institute Family Caregivers Town Hall

Posted on Sep 19, 2014

6th Annual EHI Caregiver Town Hall

If you are caring for a loved one, please join us for a day of information,
support and resources. You will learn specific techniques for self-care
and discover creative and practical outlets to express your feelings and
manage your stress.

Saturday, Oct. 18
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Samuel Merritt University
Bechtel Room
400 Hawthorne Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609

To reserve your space for this free community event, please
RSVP by Wednesday, Oct. 15 to 877-390-9000 or email

Demystifying DCIS: Overdiagnosis or Life Saver?

Posted on Apr 30, 2014

Butterfly on tip of fingerDuctal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS) is a controversial diagnosis: Is it cancer or not? Should it be treated or not?

As mammography technology becomes increasingly more sensitive, the number of “abnormalities” detected in the breast also increases; however, not all breast abnormalities require treatment.

Come and hear a panel of experts, including surgical oncologist Lisa Bailey, M.D., from Alta Bates Medical Center, demystify this condition.

When: Wed., June 11, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Where: Lafayette library and Learning Center, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette

Call 510-869-6737 to save your seat. Invite a friend.