Awards & Recognition

Eden Medical Center Earns Top Grade for Patient Safety

Posted on Oct 30, 2014

The Letter "A" for Alta Bates Summit's "A" rating in hospital safetyEden Medical Center earned an A rating for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group® in its Fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score℠.

“An A grade from Leapfrog Group not only places us amongst the top hospitals in the U.S., it also reflects the hard work, dedication and exceptional skill and compassion of our clinical staff in our continuous pursuit of providing outstanding patient care to every patient every time,” says Sidney Wanetick, M.D., chief medical executive at Eden Medical Center.

More than 2,500 hospitals nationwide participate in The Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Score program. The national employer organization grades hospitals on their overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors.

The survey is the only nationally standardized and endorsed set of measures that captures hospital performance in patient safety, quality and resource utilization. Hospitals that participate in The Leapfrog Hospital Survey achieve hospital-wide improvements that translate into millions of lives and dollars saved.

The grades are derived from expert analysis of publicly available data using 28 evidence-based, national measures of hospital safety. For more information, visit

Sutter Health hospitals earning A ratings include:

In July, all Sutter Health East Bay hospitals received “high performing” rankings for specialty care in the annual U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals survey.

For 2014-2015, U.S. News evaluated hospitals in 16 medical care specialties. These Sutter Health hospitals ranked as high performers


U.S. News & World Report recognizes Eden Medical Center as one of the ‘Best Hospitals’

Posted on Jul 16, 2014

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

Alta Bates Summit and Eden Medical Centers Earn ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®’ Recognition From The Joint Commission

Posted on Nov 1, 2013

Eden and Alta Bates Summit medical centers (l-r)

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

Congratulations to Alta Bates, Eden and Summit Emergency Departments

Posted on Sep 4, 2013

Emergency sign in redIn 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.

Alta Bates Summit, Eden and Sutter Delta Medical Centers Excel at Keeping Patients Healthy, State Report Finds

Posted on Jun 13, 2013

Young medical practitioner standing in a Sutter East Bay hospital with stethoscope around her neckAlta Bates Summit, Eden and Sutter Delta were recognized among the top Bay Area hospitals for having significantly better rates for keeping patients alive and healthy, according to a recent study by the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development published in the Mercury News.

The study found that more than half of Bay Area hospitals had worse-than-average death rates for at least one medical procedure or patient condition in 2010 or 2011.

Researchers examined mortality rates for 12 conditions and procedures at 331 California health care institutions, after taking into account risk factors such as age. From this examination, they identified which hospitals had death rates significantly better or worse than state averages.

According to the study, Alta Bates Summit, Eden and Sutter Delta medical centers had rates significantly better than the state average in the following areas for 2010 or 2011:

Alta Bates: Acute stroke and Intestinal Bleeding

Eden: Brain Surgery and Acute Stroke

Sutter Delta: Heart Failure

Read the full article “Death Rates at Bay Area Hospitals Vary Widely, New Report Reveals,” in the Mercury News.

29 Students Awarded Scholarships by the Van R. Johnson Sutter Scholars Program

Posted on Sep 24, 2012

Sutter Health East Bay Region News Logo

Congratulations to the 29 East Bay students who received a total of $67,000 in scholarships from the 2012-2013 Van R. Johnson Sutter Scholars Program.

Scholarship winners attend a community college, four-year university, or graduate program and received awards ranging
from $1,000 to $3,000.

“Thank you Sutter Health for your generosity,” said Lauren Choy, Sutter Health scholarship winner and daughter of Melody Choy, staff pharmacist at Eden Medical Center. “Your gift will help to cover my tuition for the upcoming academic year and will let me devote more time to my studies as a biology major.” Read More