Hospitals have strict procedures on who should be tested.
‘This is like a tsunami coming down on us.’ East Bay health workers say they are unprepared as COVID-19 cases climb
Healthcare workers are concerned about a shortage of personal protective equipment, especially N95 masks.
Berkeley police department reviews its investigation into missing 66-year-old man
A dispatcher who took a call from a tipster who had seen David Boutelle allegedly told her the missing man had been found when he hadn’t.
‘Save it or sell it’: Berkeley asks Sutter for a concrete plan for Alta Bates
A new health impact assessment examines the possible effects of the closure or relocation of Alta Bates.
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.
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.
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 […]