A new health impact assessment examines the possible effects of the closure or relocation of Alta Bates.
Alta Bates Summit Hospital
Alta Bates program offering check-in calls since 1970 faces changes
Volunteers with the Herrick Hospital program offer friendly voices and emergency help to seniors and people struggling with their mental health.
Officials, providers pledge ‘no stone unturned’ in fight to save Berkeley hospital
A forum on the proposed removal of acute care from Berkeley’s Alta Bates Medical Center drew an energetic crowd on Saturday.
Officials keep up fight for critical care at Alta Bates, while hospital says it will stay open for 10 years
Healthcare professionals and officials will speak at a public forum at the Ed Roberts Campus on Saturday at 11 a.m.
Opinion: We must keep Alta Bates hospital in Berkeley
It might feel like it’s happening in the distant future, but we have to face the reality now: if nothing is done, Berkeley will lose its only active hospital.
At ‘stroller brigade,’ protesters, officials rally to save Alta Bates services
Sutter Health plans to move inpatient services to Oakland’s Summit campus by 2030.
With new bill, campaign to retain Alta Bates, avoid ‘hospital deserts,’ heats up
A new bill would require nonprofit hospitals in California to obtain approval from the state Attorney General before closing an emergency department.
Berkeley mayoral candidates square off about budget, homelessness and more
Five of the eight people running for mayor wait before the start of the CENA/Bateman Neighborhood Association Forum. From left to right: Jesse Arreguin, Ben Gould, Kriss Worthington, Laurie Capitelli, and Mike Lee. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel Five of the eight mayoral candidates gathered Monday night to air their views on how to lead Berkeley. The […]
Nurses, officials voice concerns about Alta Bates changes
Nurses are leading the charge to “Save Alta Bates.” They rallied at Old City Hall on Tuesday night. Photo: Andy Katz Nurses are leading the charge to “Save Alta Bates.” They rallied at Old City Hall on Tuesday night. Photo: Andy Katz “We have a real problem and it’s a regional problem,” said Mayor Tom […]
Thursday: Free mental health screening in Berkeley
Alta Bates Summit Hospital in Berkeley. Photo: Lance Knobel Alta Bates is offering free mental health screenings in Berkeley, Oakland and online Thursday, Oct. 8, the hospital announced Wednesday. Alta Bates Summit Medical Center is offering the free, anonymous screenings in recognition of National Depression Screening Day, which takes place Thursday. According to a statement released by the […]
Berkeley neighbors take on ‘noisy and drunken parties’
Residents, city staff and representatives from UC Berkeley met Monday to discuss parties around campus. Photo: Emilie Raguso 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. The city of Berkeley is working on an […]
Sutter addresses rumors that Alta Bates hospital to close
Alta Bates at 2450 Ashby Ave.: the hospital needs to meet seismic standards by 2030 and and is considering its options on whether to close, or retrofit/rebuild.. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel 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. […]