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U.S. News & World Report recognizes Sutter Health’s East Bay Medical Centers as high performers

????????????????????????????????????????????????????All three Sutter Health hospitals in the East Bay rank in the top 12 among the San Francisco Bay Area’s 46 hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Hospitals” guide.

The report ranked Sutter Health’s Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Eden Medical Center and Sutter Delta Medical Center among California’s 440 hospitals as follows:

• Alta Bates Summit (Alta Bates Campus) – ranked #7 in the Bay Area and rated it “high performing” in Cancer, Gastroenterology & GI surgery, Gynecology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, and Orthopedics.
• Eden Medical Center – ranked #8 in the Bay Area and rated it “high performing” in Gastroenterology & GI surgery, Nephrology, Orthopedics and Urology.
• Alta Bates Summit (Summit Campus) – ranked #10 in the Bay Area and rated it “high performing” in Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Neurology & Neurosurgery, and Orthopedics
• Sutter Delta Medical Center – ranked #12 in the Bay Area and rated it “high performing” in Nephrology and Urology.

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New Urgent Care Clinic Opens in Castro Valley

????????On Monday, June 16, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) opened a new urgent care clinic in Castro Valley. Located on the first floor of SEBMF’s medical office building at 20101 Lake Chabot Rd., the clinic offers a convenient service for patients who need non-emergency care after their doctor’s office is closed, or on weekends and holidays. Read More

Celebrate the Summer with Healthier Grilling


With the Fourth of July holiday and warmer weather upon us, nearly everyone looks forward to spending more time outdoors. During this time of year, one of America’s favorite outdoor activities is barbequing.


“We all want to improve our health, and being more active outside certainly helps,” says Joseph Zarate, a chef at Sutter Delta Medical Center. “But you also need to consider if the foods you eat and the way you prepare them are contributing to good health. This includes grilling meats, fish and poultry.” Read More

Saving a Student’s Heart

Dr. lee - Cinthia stethoscope

In March, Cinthia Zapien became one of the first patients in the Bay Area to receive a subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (S-ICD) that treats irregular heart rhythms. Cinthia’s physician, Dr. Michael Lee, a cardiologist with Alta Bates Medical Center expects Cinthia to have a full and productive healthy life.

A year ago, Cinthia Zapien – a 21-year-old college student with a bright future – learned that she had a genetic heart disorder that put her at risk of dying from sudden cardiac arrest. Cinthia has Long QT Syndrome, a rare abnormality of the heart’s electrical activity that causes dangerous heart arrhythmias. Cinthia started suffering fainting spells and other symptoms about five years ago and much of her father’s side of the family all suffers from the same disorder.

“My aunt and three of her daughters have the same condition and one of my cousins died when she was 11,” said Cinthia. “All of my sisters and my father are being monitored for Long QT Syndrome as well.”

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Grilled Peaches and Prosciutto Mista


“For this salad I like to source products from local farmers in the area to experience a farm to table theme. I usually buy local honey and local olive oil at the farmers market and source my favorite, Alpha Peaches from Frog Hollow Farms in Brentwood, Ca. This recipe lets you taste what our local farmers have to offer as well as a great recipe for grilled peaches.” – Chef Joseph Zarate. Read More

The Power of Prevention: Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer

Nutrition Lecture 7-30-14

Join our Oncology Dietitians in this workshop focusing on tips for cancer prevention through attention to lifestyle such as diet and physical activity.



  • Learn how lifestyle, diet and exercise play a role in cancer prevention
  • Nutrients that block or promote tumor cell growth
  • Implementing a lifestyle plan for long-term health

When: Wednesday, July 30
Time: 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Where: Summit Campus, Providence Pavilion, 3100 Summit Street, Oakland

Pre-registration required. Please call (510) 869-8833.