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    Awards & Recognitions

    Congratulations to the Alta Bates Summit Physicians and Staff
    for Delivering Outstanding Care to Our Patients.


    Outstanding Tissue Recovery Partner, 2017
    Donor Network West

    President’s Award Finalists, 2017
    Alta Bates Summit’s PreOp Clinic and Community Care Manager applications are both finalists for the President’s Award - the highest honor that teams within Sutter Health can earn.

    Alta Bates Summit is the first in California
    —to pilot a needle-free blood draw technology for inpatients. The PIVO system, developed by Velano Vascular, draws blood through a small plastic tube that is threaded through a patient's IV catheter.

    Meritorious Award, 2014, 2015, 2016
    American College of Surgeons
    National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®)


    Meritorious Award, 2014, 2015, 2016
    American College of Surgeons
    National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®)


    Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality, 2015, 2017
    Human Rights Campaign Foundation

    Top 100 SafeCare Hospital in Quality, Patient Safety & Efficiency, 2014
    The SafeCare Group

    "A" Grade Hospital Safety Score, 2013-2015
    Top Hospitals List (Berkeley Campus) 2014
    The Leapfrog Group

    Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, 2013
    Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia, Surgical Care
    The Joint Commission

    Silver Level Award, 2013
    Achievement in Clinical Core Measures:
    Acute Myocardial Infarction, Pneumonia, and Surgical Care Improvement Project
    VHA

    Top Five Best Hospitals in the San Francisco Bay Area, 2012
    US News & World Report Metro Area Rankings

    Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyle, Gold Status Award, 2013
    National Business Group on Health

    High Performance in Ear, Nose & Throat, 2011
    US News & World Report

    Accreditation, 2011
    Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT)

    10-year re-accreditation, 2011
    Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE)

    Best Hospital in the East Bay – Silver Award
    Bay Area Parent

    Certificate of Excellence , 2009
    California Hospital Assessment and Reporting Task Force (CHART)


    BARIATRIC CARE

    Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence
    American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery


    BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

    Re-accreditation, MPI and Thunder Road, 2011
    Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)


    BIRTHING CENTER / NEWBORN INTENSIVE CARE CENTER (NICU)

    Favorite Birth Center, 2013
    Bay Area Parent

    Best Place to Have a Baby, East Bay – Silver Award
    Bay Area Parent

    Best Hospital in the East Bay – Silver Award
    Bay Area Parent

    California Health and Human Services
    Alta Bates Summit honored as being among the lowest cesarean section (C-section) rates in the state and reducing C-sections for first-time moms with low-risk pregnancies

    BREAST HEALTH

    Alta Bates Summit’s Breast Health Program
    Earns a three-year accreditation designation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.


    Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, 2012
    American College of Radiology's Commission on Quality and Safety
    and the Commission on Breast Imaging


    Three year full accreditation for Carol Ann Read Breast Health Center
    National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

    Carol Ann Read Breast Health Center participates in the STRIVE Study, a new blood test for early breast cancer detection.


    CANCER

    High performance in Colon Cancer Surgery, 2017
    U.S. News & World Report

    Commission on Cancer - Accredited Cancer Center, 2013, 2014, 2017
    American College of Surgeons Certification

    Three year accreditation from the American College of Radiology (ACR)
    For the first time, Alta Bates Summit’s Radiation Oncology Program earns a three year accreditation for safety and quality radiation oncology treatment planning from the American College of Radiology (ACR). This was a program goal for the Comprehensive Cancer Center.

    Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Outpatient Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT)
    Program is the first of its kind at Sutter Health that offers the full benefits of this life saving transplant treatment.


    CARDIOVASCULAR

    High performance in Heart Bypass Surgery & Heart Failure, 2017
    U.S. News & World Report

    Society for Thoracic Surgeons Honors Alta Bates Summit's Open Heart Surgery Program
    Alta Bates Summit Medical Center has earned the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) prestigious 3 Star rating. The 3 Star rating represents the highest award for heart surgery practices participating in STS national specialty database.

    Alta Bates Summit received the 3 Star ratings based on analysis of both first time isolated coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) and isolated aortic valve replacement (AVR) surgery patients during 2016. The rating affirms that cardiac patients treated at Alta Bates Summit significantly outperformed the STS mean participant score nationwide.

    Cardiac Institute of Quality (IOQ), 2012-2014
    For evidence-based quality care in Cardiac Medical Intervention,
    Cardiac Rhythm & Cardiac Surgery.
    Aetna Institutes of Quality®

    Only Bay Area Hospital Recognized for Better Than Expected Outcomes
    for Post Operative Stroke Following Cardiac Surgery (CABG) – 2012

    OSHPD (The Office of Statewide Health Planning)

    Get With the Guidelines Heart Failure
    Silver Plus, Berkeley; Gold Plus, Oakland, 2012, 2017
    For seven consecutive years, Alta Bates Summit has earned the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s (AHA/ASA) Get With The Guidelines® Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. In addition, Alta Bates Summit achieved the Target Stroke Elite Honor Roll Award for the quick treatment of stroke patients with the clot-breaking drug: tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA.
    American Heart Association/American Stroke Association

    Top 50 in the Country in Performing Cardiac Surgery, 2010
    Consumer Reports

    Platinum Level Start! Fit Friendly Company, 2008, 2010, 2014
    American Heart Association

    Blue Distinction Centers for Cardiac Care, 2009
    Blue Cross/Blue Shield

    Get With the Guidelines Coronary Artery Disease
    Gold Sustained Performance Award – 2009
    American Heart Association/American Stroke Association

    Award for High Reliability in Heart Failure Care
    VHA, Inc.


    DIABETES

    Recognition for Diabetes Education – 2010
    American Diabetes Association


    EMERGENCY

    Alameda County EMS Professional Partner Award – 2014
    Oakland Campus Emergency Department Received Emergency Services Star Award
    Alameda County

    Cardiac Receiving Center
    Alameda County Emergency Medical Services Agency
    Stemi Receiving Center for Contra Costa County


    GASTROENTEROLOGY

    High performance in Gastroenterology, 2011, 2012, 2014
    US News & World Report


    ORTHOPEDICS

    Institute of Quality® (IOQ) for Orthopedic Surgery, 2013
    Total Joint Replacement
    Aetna Institutes of Quality®

    Orthopedic Hip and Knee Disease-Specific Accreditation, 2012, 2017
    Hip Joint Replacement and Knee Joint Replacement
    The Joint Commission

    High performance in Orthopedics, 2011, 2014, 2017
    US News & World Report


    REHABILITATION

    Rehabilitation Accreditation, 2012
    Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)

    Top Performer Award for Clinical Outcomes, 2013
    Top 2 Percent of U.S. Rehabilitation Programs, 2014

    Uniform Data Systems for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR)


    STROKE

    Advanced Primary Stroke Center, 2007-2014
    Disease-Specific Care Certification

    The Joint Commission

    Get with the Guidelines® Stroke and Target Stroke Honor Roll
    Gold Sustained Performance Award, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014
    American Heart Association/American Stroke Association

    Get With The Guidelines® Stroke and Target Stroke Elite Honor Roll
    Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award 2015, 2016
    American Heart Association/American Stroke Association


    SURGERY

    High Performance in Ear, Nose & Throat, Gastroenterology, Orthopedics, and Urology, 2011
    US News & World Report

    Exemplary Outcomes for Surgical Patient Care, 2012, 2013
    American College of Surgeons
    National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®)


    Meritorious Award, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
    American College of Surgeons
    National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®)


    Full Accreditation Surgery Center, 2014
    The Joint Commission


    UROLOGY

    High Performance in Urology, 2011, 2012
    US News & World Report

    Quality Metrics

    • Sepsis Core Measures – Severe Sepsis & Septic Shock mortality rates have decreased to our targets
    • Mortality Rates are below target
    • Pre-Op Clinic Reducing Length of Stay – Better preparing patients for surgery
    • Antibiotic Stewardship – Alta Bates Summit has reduced days on antibiotics and performs better than state-wide collaborative