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    Our Future - Alta Bates Summit Medical Center

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    Alta Bates Summit, which provides care to approximately 130,000 residents in the greater East Bay each year, is modernizing and building a state-of-the-art regional medical center that will improve the health care experience of all our patients, regardless of their insurance or where they live.

    As part of this, we plan to consolidate inpatient hospital care at our campus in Oakland by 2030, relocating all services currently provided at Alta Bates in Berkeley. Oakland has room to provide the full spectrum of quality care necessary to support an exceptional regional hospital, including a much larger emergency room.

    We expect this process will take about a decade. We announced this decision early because we are committed to an open dialogue with the community and our patients. We believe this decision will improve care for all of our patients by providing them with a state-of-the-art regional medical center, all private rooms and an expanded emergency room, all under one roof.

    Vision Statement

    Sutter Health and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center are committed stewards providing excellent health care for all patients in the communities we serve. Together we’ve served the greater East Bay for more than a century, always looking ahead so that we can provide exceptional, state-of-the-art care to patients. It’s our vision to continue serving this critical role, meeting the needs of those who turn to us for care.

    As health care continues to evolve at a rapid pace, we must change with it. As part of this, Alta Bates Summit will expand its outpatient services in Berkeley and consolidate its acute care hospital services at its Summit Campus in Oakland in a new, state-of-the-art medical center. This vision ensures a technologically-advanced regional medical center with more emergency capacity, built to meet rigorous seismic standards, all while delivering greater access and a better health care experience for all patients, regardless of where they live.

    These changes are focused on the health of our patients and the well-being of our community. They will rely on the skilled hands of our clinicians, staff and volunteers to maintain our tradition of caring for generations to come.