Watch the story of Kimberly Noack, whose life was transformed by the compassionate care of our staff at all three medical centers from Sutter Health’s East Bay.Read More about Three Hospitals, One Mission—Delivering Compassionate Care One Patient at a Time
This holiday season, spend time celebrating with your family and friends—not the flu bug.
“Don’t neglect your health because you are too busy. Simple things like getting your flu shot can help you ring in the New Year in good health, and stay well all year long,” says Sally Beazlie-Walker, D.O., who practices family medicine with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and is affiliated with Eden Medical Center.
Here are a few simple tips from Dr. Beazlie-Walker to help you and your family make this holiday the best ever. Read More about 10 Tips for Holiday Health
Eden (l) and Alta Bates Summit (r) medical centers have been named Top Performers on Key Quality Measures® for exemplary performance in improving care for patients who experience heart attacks, heart failure, pneumonia and surgery.
The award was made by The Joint Commission, the U.S. leader in accrediting health care organizations.
“Alta Bates Summit and Eden medical centers, along with all the Top Performer hospitals, have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to quality improvement and they should be proud of their achievement,” says Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president and chief executive officer, The Joint Commission. Read More about Alta Bates Summit and Eden Medical Centers Earn ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®’ Recognition From The Joint Commission
Congratulations to the staff of Eden Medical Center for earning an “A” in the Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2013 Hospital Safety ScoreSM initiative. An “A” rating is a deserved recognition of the medical center’s efforts in promoting patient safety.
The Hospital Safety Score was created with the advice of a Blue Ribbon Expert Panel of foremost patient safety experts from Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Stanford and other leading academic centers, and is the only peer-reviewed hospital grading system in the United States.
The Hospital Safety Score assigns letter grades to local hospitals based on safety in preventing errors, infections, injuries and medication mix-ups.
“Many in our organization worked hard to help us reach the milestones associated with this recognition,” said Debora Hendrickson, executive director of Professional Services. Those efforts have paid off.
A hospital may have the best surgeons and greatest technology in the world, but unless it is preventing infections, and eliminating medical and medication errors and injuries, it is not delivering on a very basic premise: ensuring the safety of patients.
The employer-driven hospital quality watchdog, The Leapfrog Group, released its updated Hospital Safety Scores on Wednesday, October 23.
One of every eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Early detection through annual mammograms is the key to increasing survival rates.
The aim of Breast Cancer Awareness Month is to promote mammography as the most effective weapon in the fight against breast cancer.
The American College of Radiologists recommends yearly mammography screenings after the age of 40. Family history and risk factors are important to discuss with your doctor.
Need a screening mammogram?
To schedule an appointment at Eden Medical Center, call (510) 727-3020. Appointments are available Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday morning screening appointments are also available in October at the Sutter Castro Valley Care Center at 20101 Lake Chabot Road. Read More about October Is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
We’ve talked about the importance of working together as a region to create a network of care for our patients. Thanks to your hard work, it’s paid off!
Watch the story of Kimberly Noack, whose life was transformed because of the compassionate care delivered by our staff at all three medical centers from Sutter Health’s East Bay.
A bloated belly, decreased appetite, abdominal pain—these are just a few of the symptoms of ovarian cancer, according to the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance.
Because this cancer starts in the egg sacs or ovaries—deep inside a woman’s abdomen—it’s not easy to spot. So it’s important to see your doctor if you experience any abnormal symptoms, especially if you have a family history of the disease.
In an article on Wednesday, Sept. 4, the San Francisco Chronicle reported on Bay Area Consumer’s Checkbook magazine’s rating of hospital emergency departments throughout the Bay Area.
Congratulations to our physicians and staff in our Emergency Departments at Alta Bates, Eden and Summit. Ratings found our EDs “Top for simple cases” and “Top for complex cases.”
According to the Chronicle article: “Checkbook surveyed area physicians for their assessments of emergency departments with which they were familiar, collected reports from people who had used emergency departments, and collected detailed information on emergency department staffing and on the quality of inpatient care in case the patient is admitted … ”
Thank you to the men and women in our emergency departments who care for the members of our community who turn to us in time of their greatest need. Your compassion and quality care is greatly appreciated.