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Summit Campus Asthma Resource Center Open

Posted on Apr 13, 2015

Roshenara-Moore-450x300With the addition of a Summit campus location, Sutter Health’s East Bay region now has three resource centers improving treatment for asthma patients and reducing their need for Emergency Department visits and hospital stays.

After treatment in one of our EDs, patients with an asthma diagnoses who don’t have their own physician or medical insurance or those with MediCal are invited to meet with an asthma educator. Patients get support managing the chronic disease and to find ongoing care in the community.

“Patients are very thankful,” says respiratory therapist Roshenara Moore, who leads the center. “They appreciate that someone cares.”

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Cheers for Sutter Health Volunteers

Posted on Apr 13, 2015

Cheers for Sutter Health Volunteers“The world is hugged by the faithful arms of volunteers.”Terri Guillemets

April 12 marks the beginning of National Volunteer Week—a special time to recognize all those who give back to the community by generously contributing their skills and experience to make a positive difference.

Throughout our Sutter Health care centers, about 5,000 volunteers donate their time to help us create an environment where patients feel respected, valued and understood. From greeting visitors and answering their questions to helping families in Emergency Rooms, our volunteers share our commitment to giving patients an exceptional, personalized care experience, every time.

In honor of National Volunteer Week, “I want to personally thank our volunteers for their daily partnership with us, our patients and their families, ” says Pat Fry, Sutter Health President and CEO. “They’ve chosen to volunteer within Sutter Health because they believe in us and the work we do.”

 

Urgent Care Clinic in Berkeley

Posted on Mar 30, 2015

2500 MilviaThe Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation care center at 2500 Milvia Street includes Sutter’s first Urgent Care clinic in Berkeley.

“The facility is designed with the patient in mind. We offer robust primary care and ob-gyn services and introduce urgent care to the community,” says Samuel Santoro, D.O., president of the East Bay Physicians Medical Group.

The 28,000-square-foot building has been completely remodeled to accommodate 19 OB-Gyns, four pediatricians and four family medicine doctors from offices elsewhere in Berkeley.

Building highlights include:

  • Urgent Care open 5-9p.m. Monday through Friday and 10a.m.-2 p.m. weekends and holidays.
  • Convenient, plentiful free parking
  • Streamlined registration
  • Spacious rooms
  • Shared clinical/staff work space

 

March of Dimes: Working and Walking Together for Healthier Babies

Posted on Mar 27, 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.

Sutter’s East Bay Urgent Care Clinics Serve 1000 Patients Each Month

Posted on Feb 2, 2015

Three Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation Urgent Care clinics are up and running and expanding services.

The Urgent Care at 2500 Milvia Street in Berkeley opened Jan. 26, joining clinics in Antioch and Castro Valley to serve patients of all ages. Together the clinics care for more than 1000 patients each month.

“Our patients are so happy we’re open,” says Jeff Leinen, M.D., SEBMF urgent care medical director. “They are grateful to have a place where they can get episodic urgent care. If not for urgent care, they have to go to the Emergency Department.”

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From Antioch to Castro Valley, Sutter Health Brings Cancer Care to the Community

Posted on Oct 1, 2014

infusion-159It’s hard to fit everything you need to do into “normal” business hours. That’s why Sutter Health has introduced extended hours for infusion services and screening mammographies.

The infusion center at Alta Bates Summit’s Comprehensive Cancer Center has new patient areas and expanded hours thanks to Better Health East Bay (BHEB), a philanthropic foundation.

BHEB donated $2.4 million to the project, which redesigned the natural-light-filled facility at the Comprehensive Cancer Center in Berkeley. Infusions are available 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 8 a.m.-noon on holidays. Read More