Research Institution Partnerships Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
With more than one hundred years of commitment to the communities it serves, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center is the East Bay’s largest private, not-for-profit medical center. This multi-campus regional, tertiary care medical center includes Samuel Merritt University and the Alta Bates Summit Foundation.
Known for exceptional quality care outcomes, experience and extensive services, Alta Bates Summit is recognized by OSHPD (Office Statewide Health Planning and Development) as one of only three hospitals in California with better than expected outcomes in cardiac surgery. The medical center offers outstanding Centers of Excellence in Women and Infants Services, Cardiovascular Care, Behavioral Health, Orthopedics, and Cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Patient Services ~
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center offers comprehensive tertiary services designed to meet the needs of diverse communities. Services include
24-hour emergency care, minimally invasive surgery, high risk obstetrics, Level III Newborn Intensive Care Nursery, a Joint Commission accredited Regional Stroke Center, acute rehabilitation, diagnostic imaging, HIV/AIDS services, behavioral health, chemical dependency treatment, physical therapy, intensive care, and laboratory services.
Sampling of Community Partnerships/Programs ~
In 2008, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center provided more than $79 million in support of charity care and various community programs and services including: Asian Outreach • Ethnic Health Institute • Health Ministry • Disabled Community Health Clinic • Youth Bridge Mentoring • East Bay AIDS Center.
Improving Facilities and Access ~
The Sutter Health network of physicians and not-for-profit hospitals will invest billions of dollars over ten years to rebuild, replace and expand much of Northern California’s health care infrastructure. Locally, plans (or completed projects) include:
Meet seismic requirements throughout Alta Bates Summit’s three campuses and improve the emergency department at the Summit Campus.
Remodel facilities to enhance centers of excellence.
Establish a Family Resource Center on the Alta Bates Campus.
Develop a sustainable physician organization to ensure growth and continued access to primary care and specialty physicians in the Alta Bates Summit service area.
Guiding Us in Our Mission ~
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center is governed by a volunteer board of trustees that lends its expertise, knowledge and commitment to guide
the hospital toward its mission.
Excellence in Women’s Care ~
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center has been caring for women and their infants since its very beginnings in 1904. Our physicians and staff provide you with the comfort and reassurance of knowing that your care is coming from a nationally recognized medical center.
The medical center delivers more babies than any other hospital in Northern California, with special expertise in high risk deliveries and newborn intensive care. Alta Bates Summit physicians and staff have services with the special needs of women in mind including, women’s heart health, pelvic health, gynecologic oncology, and eating disorders. The medical center recently opened the exceptional Carol Ann Read Breast Health Center dedicated to the quick diagnosis of breast cancer.
Our physicians and staff provide you with the comfort and reassurance of knowing that your car is coming from a nationally recognized medical center. Alta Bates Summit’s Women’s Service Line offers outstanding care to women throughout all the stages of their life. Whether delivering more than 8,000 newborns a year, offering education and outreach to the challenges of midlife changes, working with teens with eating disorders, health screenings, heart health, or diagnosing and treating cancers –
Alta Bates Summit’s commitment to women and their unique needs is ongoing.
Community Support ~
The Alta Bates Summit Foundation is dedicated to providing resources to help ensure that Alta Bates Summit Medical Center continues to deliver the best quality health care to its community and patients. The foundation solicits philanthropic gifts that fund programs, services, education, research, capital projects, and improved patient care.
Alta Bates Summit Board of Trustees ~
Edward Berdick • Toni Brayer, MD, FACP • Mary Brown • James G. Cuthbertson, MD • Gary L. Depolo • Michael A. DiGiacomo, DPM • Carol N. D’Onofrio, PhD • Thomas G. Drese • Jane Garcia • Fredric N. Herskowitz, MD • Cornelius Hopper, MD • Barry R. Horn, MD • Warren J. Kirk • Louis Komarmy, MD • Alan Lifshay, MD • Norman Moscow, MD • Donald G. Nelson Stephen F. O’ Brien, MD • Arnold Perkins • Philip J. Rich, MD • Donald R. Townsend, MD
Honors and Distinctions ~
2008 - Silver Award Level for Coronary Artery Disease and Stroke Care – American Heart Association (featured in US World and News Report as one of America’s Best Hospitals).
2008 - Better than Expected Outcomes in Cardiac Surgery – one of only three California hospitals (OSHPD).
2008 - HealthGrades Specialty Excellence Award for Stroke Care – ranked among the Top 5% of hospitals nation wide for Stroke Care.
Recipient of the HealthGrades Stroke Care Excellence Award™
Recipient of the HealthGrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™
Recipient of the HealthGrades Critical Care Excellence Award™
5-Star Rated for Stroke Care in 2009, 2008, 2007 – HealthGrades (Highest possible star rating for Stroke Care).