A forum on the proposed removal of acute care from Berkeley's Alta Bates Medical Center drew an energetic crowd on Saturday.
Healthcare professionals and officials will speak at a public forum at the Ed Roberts Campus on Saturday at 11 a.m.
Sutter Health plans to move inpatient services to Oakland's Summit campus by 2030.
A new bill would require nonprofit hospitals in California to obtain approval from the state Attorney General before closing an emergency department.
Alta Bates is offering free mental health screenings in Berkeley, Oakland and online Thursday, Oct. 8, the hospital announced Wednesday.
Dozens of concerned neighbors met Monday night at the Berkeley Police Department to strategize about how to cut down on “noisy and drunken disturbances,” particularly in Berkeley’s Southside neighborhood.
For months, neighbors of Alta Bates Hospital in South Berkeley’s Elmwood District have been hearing rumors that the hospital, owned by Sutter Health, plans to close. The buzz was getting so loud, said Lucy Smallsreed, president of the Bateman Neighborhood Association, that she asked the hospital to respond.
NEW: SUTTER HEALTH BERKELEY CARE CENTER Sutter Health opened a new clinic in the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center/Herrick campus on Jan. 26. The new center houses pediatric, family medicine, and obstetrics and gynecology departments, as well as lab services and some imaging, according to a Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation press release. The urgent-care clinic is also open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekends. Sutter Health Berkeley Care Center is at 2500 Milvia St. (at Dwight Way). (more…)
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center is planning to lay off 358 employees at its Berkeley and Oakland campuses and shutter its skilled nursing facility and infusion center.
By Julia Hannafin
Two separate groups of medical staff have gone out on strike in Berkeley.
Nurses at Alta Bates Summit Hospital on Ashby Avenue in Berkeley went out on strike today and will do so again tomorrow, the seventh walk-out since September 2011. The nurses are protesting what they term “employer demands for sweeping cuts in nurses’ and patient care standards.”