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Council seeks more details on Alta Bates’ charity care

By Julia Hannafin For 20 years, Alta Bates has provided more than 7,000 square feet of space on its Herrick campus for LifeLong Berkeley Primary Care to help it provide high-quality health and social services to under-served people of all ages. Additionally, Alta Bates has contributed money to help LifeLong Medical Care rebuild its West Berkeley campus […]

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Alta Bates nurses go on strike, part of Sutter-wide protest

Nurses at Alta Bates Summit Hospital on Ashby Avenue in Berkeley plan to strike today, the fifth walk-out since September 2011. The nurses are protesting concession demands they say “would undermine patient care protections as well as health and living standards for the registered nurses.” Tuesday’s strike will affect 3,500 RNs, and also several hundred […]

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On May Day, nurses and Cal staff take to Berkeley streets

In Berkeley and across the Bay Area employees have been taking to the streets today, May Day, to ensure their voices and grievances are heard. Nurses from the Sutter Health system began protesting outside hospitals, including Alta Bates on Ashby Avenue, at 7:00am this morning and will continue until 7:00pm. The plan was that 4,500 registered nurses across […]

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Nurses’ strike draws cheers and honking horns

A raucous, good-humored crowd of hundreds of nurses gathered this morning in front of the Alta Bates Summit campus on Ashby Avenue to rally for the one-day California Nurses Association strike against “sweeping demands for concessions” from Sutter Health, the hospital’s owner. The nurses listened to music, chanted slogans and cheered the many passing cars […]