Gary and Vickie Rapaport, Making an Investment in the Community They Live in

Posted on Apr 17, 2014

Gary and Vickie Rapaport, Making an Investment in the Community They Live in Sutter Delta Medical Center CEO Gary Rapaport has seen firsthand the positive impact planned gifts can have on the work of a community hospital. And, as one who, along with his wife Vickey, has made planned gifts of his own, he knows from his own experience the tax and financial benefits that go along with the satisfaction of supporting a hospital that is so important to them both.

The Rapaports planned gift of choice is the deferred charitable gift annuity. They have created a series of annuities that will provide income during their retirement years. The Rapaports have also made an investment in the future by including the Medical Center in their estate plans.

“Over the years I have been at hospitals that received bequests and other types of planned gifts like charitable gift annuities. These gifts can make a real difference in the types of services we provide to the community,” said Gary. Read More

Dr. Derek Johnson to Speak on a Panel About Surviving Social Media in Middle School

Posted on Apr 17, 2014

young girl texting with screenshot of phone in forefrontSutter Delta Medical Center and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation are partnering with the Brentwood Unified School District and other community leaders to discuss their roles in helping parents protect and educate our children during this social media era.

Representing the Sutter East Bay Region, Dr. Derek Johnson, along with a representative from the District Attorney’s office, a licensed family counselor, a vice principal of a local middle school and the Brentwood Police Department, will participate in a frank and open discussion about the serious emotional and long-term legal consequences that our young children face who misuse social media.

This community forum is open to parents and students from grades 5th-8th.

Date: Monday, April 28

Time: 6:30-8 p.m.

Location: Edna Hill Middle School, in the Edna Hill Theater, 140 Birch St., Brentwood

Sutter Delta Attacks Peripheral Arterial Disease in Our Community

Posted on Apr 17, 2014

woman sitting, holding her calf in painAs a team, Sutter East Bay medical internist, Vindhya Hindnavis, M.D., local interventional cardiologist, Alejandro Prieto, M.D., and Tim Souva, manager of Sutter Delta’s Cardiology Services, are building awareness about a growing problem that often goes undiagnosed, peripheral arterial disease (PAD).

Similar to a stroke in the brain, peripheral arterial disease is caused by the buildup of plaque: deposits of fat and cholesterol. Known as atherosclerosis, these plaque formations block the flow of blood in the arms or legs by narrowing the artery or by breaking off and forming a clot, causing pain. Read More

Three Times Three

Posted on Apr 15, 2014

The first set of triplets to be born, Julian, Daniel and Eli, (April 7) was discharged on Friday, April 11, wearing knitted hats made by Alta Bates Summit volunteers.

The first set of triplets to be born, Julian, Daniel and Eli, (April 7) was discharged on Friday, April 11, wearing knitted hats made by Alta Bates Summit volunteers.

The first set of triplets to be born, Julian, Daniel and Eli, (April 7) was discharged on Friday, April 11, wearing knitted hats made by Alta Bates Summit volunteers.[/caption]

Some interesting and unique records were set at Alta Bates Summit last week. We’ve had a long standing reputation as a high risk pregnancy center where multiple births are often welcomed into the world.

On April 7 and 8, staff and physicians were extremely busy when three sets of triplets—two sets of boys and one set of girls—were born at Alta Bates Summit within 24 hours of each other—including one set of very rare identical triplets. Read More

Every 15 Minutes Teaches a Life and Death Lesson

Posted on Apr 4, 2014

by Chris Graham, Trauma Prevention Coordinator

Every 15 Minutes
very 15 Minutes. That was how often someone was killed in an alcohol-related crash at the inception of the Every 15 Minutes program. Today the statistics have improved to every 51 minutes, however, car collisions are still the number one cause of death for teenagers. That is why each year Eden Medical Center leads the effort to coordinate this powerful and impactful program at local schools.

This year’s program was held at Castro Valley High School with 1,500 students in attendance. Read More

Sutter Urgent Care at Bluerock Expands Hours April 1

Posted on Apr 4, 2014

Sutter Urgent Care Logo "We Plus You"Patient demand has been growing by leaps and bounds since the Sutter Urgent Care at Bluerock opened its doors three years ago in East Contra Costa County. Sutter Urgent Care’s medical director, Jeff Leinen, M.D., said that to keep up with patient demand the Urgent Care will start seeing patents from 1 p.m.-9 p.m., Monday through Friday, and on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Sutter Urgent Care offers expert, same-day care for adults and children, providing a faster, convenient and economical alternative to going to the emergency room for non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries. Don’t forget you can check the website for “real-time” wait times.

Celebrating Our Volunteers During National Volunteer Week, April 6-12

Posted on Apr 1, 2014

Multiethnic raised hands and writing volunteerOne of the first faces you’ll likely see when walking into Alta Bates Summit Medical Center is one of our terrific volunteers.

From registration and escorting patients and families to staffing our gift shops–members of our Volunteer Association tirelessly donate their time and energy to help us create a caring environment.

By partnering with patients and staff, volunteers help provide a personalized, healing environment and well-being to our patients, their families and our communities every day. Read More