SEBMF Celebrates 10 Years of Family Centered Care

Posted on Oct 6, 2015

Happy Birthday 10The test of a good idea is how long it lasts. It has been 10 years since a small group of East Bay health care pioneers created a network that allows physicians to focus on building strong relationships with their patients.

Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and East Bay Physicians Medical Group (EBPMG) are celebrating the anniversary of a 10-year partnership. On Oct. 1, 2005, with approximately 100 employees, 49 physicians and four allied health professionals on board, SEBMF started providing hospitalist services for Alta Bates Summit Medical Center and opened its doors at three care centers in Berkeley. Read More

‘My Health Online’ Milestone: 1 Million Patients!

Posted on Apr 18, 2014

Smiles From the 6 Words Contest  Check out your photos from our 6 words contest, and see how you and your colleagues partner for patients: smiles from the 6 words contest! Thanks for participating.  Watch our newsletter for contest winners, who will be announced  in early May!  We recently reached a significant milestone made possible by your collective partnership, collaboration and dedication: one million patients are now enrolled in Sutter’s My Health Online. This consumer-friendly tool gives our patients online and mobile access to view their personal health record, email doctors, renew prescriptions and schedule appointments—anytime, anywhere. Read More

Improving Patient Care in the East Bay

Posted on Mar 20, 2013

We’re proud to announce that, today, after months of planning and of training clinical staff and AIM team members, the Advanced Illness Management (AIM)® Program is going “live” in the East Bay.

This program will include Alta Bates Summit, Eden and Sutter Delta medical centers; Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF); and Sutter Care at Home. Read More

Memorable Move Day at Eden Medical Center

Posted on Dec 12, 2012

On Saturday, Dec. 1, from 7 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Eden Medical Center safely transferred 75 patients from its former site to its new modern state-of-the art 130-bed facility in Castro Valley.

After 18 months of planning, training and focusing, more than 500 clinical staff, physicians and IT specialists supported and transported patients from critical care to the Emergency Department.

“Each patient had an assigned transport team and necessary clinical staff to ensure their safety and comfort,” said Rose Corcoran, R.N., vice president of patient care.

“It was an incredible day–to work with such an experienced and caring team and to witness not only making the new medical center come to life, but seeing the implementation of the new electronic health record–all in one day . . . I’m very proud!”

First patients in the new hospital, Hayward resident Alaina Gonzales and her baby boy

First patients in the new Eden Medical Center, Hayward resident Alaina Gonzales and her baby boy

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The Last Ride on Move Day

Posted on Dec 2, 2012

By Julie Ruiz-Wibbelsmann
(Photos courtesy of Terry Lorant Photography)

James Moore wearing a hat and laying in a hospital gurney giving the "thumbs up" signJames Moore began servicing elevators at Eden Medical Center nearly 60 years ago. But when the new medical center opened Saturday, he took his last ride on the elevators in the old hospital—as a patient.

Known as “Big Jim” because he tops out above 6 feet tall, Mr. Moore began servicing elevators when he was just 17 years old. Read More

‘Greener’ Gardens Through Sustainable Landscape, Green Design

Posted on Nov 27, 2012

By Randy DeValle, landscape architect

We’ve designed a unique outdoor garden space through the latest sustainable landscaping techniques, which include using both native and climate adaptive plants that reduce water consumption and recycled materials.
Cafeteria garden with birch trees in foreground and locust trees in background

In addition to designing environmentally friendly, “green” gardens, we have also incorporated a “ribbon” design element. Appearing as a two-toned pattern in the floor of the hospital, the ribbon flows throughout the whole interior of the medical center—connecting it to the medical office building—as well as throughout the outdoor garden areas. Read More