Brown Is The New Green

Posted on Sep 8, 2014

Water is vital to caring for patients, maintaining proper hygiene and keeping a clean environment. So, how can health care facilities join the common effort to conserve water?

Landscaping, irrigation and outdoor washing have been reduced and all Sutter Health facilities are reviewing water consumption and looking for ways to save.

Expect to see browning turf and stressed plants.????????????????????????????????????

“I think the public expects to see that rather than lush green lawns during a drought,” says Susan Frank, president of Suma Landscaping Inc., which maintains the grounds at all the Alta Bates Summit campuses.

The goal is to permanently reduce water use while providing patients with high-quality care and personal service.

Water conservation measures across the East Bay region:

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center

  •         Drought resistant and native vegetation at the new Merritt Pavilion
  •         Landscaping and irrigation systems designed to reduce water consumption
  •         Irrigation systems monitored
  •         Lawn watering limited to two or three days a week
  •         Water-saving plumbing fixtures in the new building

Eden Medical Center

  •         Drought resistant and native vegetation

Sutter Delta Medical Center

  •         Irrigation system surveyed and repaired
  •         Watering reduced from five days a week to two days a week
  •         Duration of watering reduced to five to six minutes from eight to 10 minutes

U.S. News & World Report recognizes Sutter Health’s East Bay Medical Centers as high performers

Posted on Jul 16, 2014

????????????????????????????????????????????????????All three Sutter Health hospitals in the East Bay rank in the top 12 among the San Francisco Bay Area’s 46 hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Hospitals” guide.

The report ranked Sutter Health’s Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Eden Medical Center and Sutter Delta Medical Center among California’s 440 hospitals as follows: Read More

Eden Medical Center Welcomes New CEO Terry Glubka

Posted on Jul 15, 2014

Terry GlubkaSutter Health is pleased to announce that today, Terry Glubka, R.N., MBA, became the new CEO of Eden Medical Center. Terry is the eighth CEO, and the first woman to hold the post, in Eden’s 60-year history.

Eden Medical Center is an award-winning, 130-bed hospital and trauma center that treats 37,000 emergency room and 1,300 trauma patients a year in a brand new hospital setting. It is one of the largest employers in central Alameda County, with more than 1,100 employees.

“I look forward to building on Eden’s rich history in the community and its many successes and programs. I have great passion for providing the best patient/family experience, the best quality and the most affordable healthcare in the community,” said Glubka.

“I cannot imagine a better person to lead Eden Medical Center at this time,” said David Bradley, Regional President of Sutter Health in the East Bay. “Terry has a proven track record of physician recruitment and retention, specialty service line development and improved health care access for the community.” Read More

New Urgent Care Clinic Opens in Castro Valley

Posted on Jul 10, 2014

????????On Monday, June 16, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) opened a new urgent care clinic in Castro Valley. Located on the first floor of SEBMF’s medical office building at 20101 Lake Chabot Rd., the clinic offers a convenient service for patients who need non-emergency care after their doctor’s office is closed, or on weekends and holidays. Read More

Join Us at the Merritt Pavilion Grand Opening

Posted on Jul 9, 2014

tower day timeBring your family and join us for the grand opening celebration of Alta Bates Summit’s new Merritt Pavilion! The event will take place on Sunday, July 27 from 1 to 4 p.m. Guests are invited to tour the new building, snap a souvenir picture in an interactive photo booth and purchase delicacies from local food trucks.

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center’s new Merritt Pavilion offers a calming and healing environment – continuing a nearly 110-year tradition of providing exceptional patient care to our community. The pavilion offers spectacular panoramic views of the East Bay and San Francisco.
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Saving a Student’s Heart

Posted on Jul 8, 2014

Dr. lee - Cinthia stethoscope

In March, Cinthia Zapien became one of the first patients in the Bay Area to receive a subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (S-ICD) that treats irregular heart rhythms. Cinthia’s physician, Dr. Michael Lee, a cardiologist with Alta Bates Medical Center expects Cinthia to have a full and productive healthy life.

A year ago, Cinthia Zapien – a 21-year-old college student with a bright future – learned that she had a genetic heart disorder that put her at risk of dying from sudden cardiac arrest. Cinthia has Long QT Syndrome, a rare abnormality of the heart’s electrical activity that causes dangerous heart arrhythmias. Cinthia started suffering fainting spells and other symptoms about five years ago and much of her father’s side of the family all suffers from the same disorder.

“My aunt and three of her daughters have the same condition and one of my cousins died when she was 11,” said Cinthia. “All of my sisters and my father are being monitored for Long QT Syndrome as well.”

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The Power of Prevention: Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer

Posted on Jun 24, 2014

Nutrition Lecture 7-30-14

Join our Oncology Dietitians in this workshop focusing on tips for cancer prevention through attention to lifestyle such as diet and physical activity.

 

 

  • Learn how lifestyle, diet and exercise play a role in cancer prevention
  • Nutrients that block or promote tumor cell growth
  • Implementing a lifestyle plan for long-term health

When: Wednesday, July 30
Time: 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Where: Summit Campus, Providence Pavilion, 3100 Summit Street, Oakland

Pre-registration required. Please call (510) 869-8833.