From the President, July 2014

Posted on Jul 8, 2014 in President's Message | 0 comments

Junaid H. Khan, M.D.

Junaid H. Khan, M.D.

We would like to wish you a happy Caribbean Heritage and World Environment Month.

The excitement and enthusiasm around the opening of the new Patient Care Pavilion (PCP) continues to grow as more physicians and staff participate in the “day-in-the-life” tour. Please make sure to take the Fire, Life, Safety quiz which was emailed to you and partake in the mandatory Fire, Life, Safety Tour in order to have access to the new building when it opens on 8/3/2014. (Tour schedule below.) There will also be new behavioral contract procedures for our patients when they move into the new tower (already being trialed at Alta Bates), primarily to prevent patients from leaving the floor for unauthorized (think smoking) purposes. Read More

Fire/Life/Safety Tours – New Merritt Pavilion

Posted on Jul 8, 2014 in Announcements | 0 comments

There will be Fire/Life/ Safety tours at the new Merritt Pavillion on the hour from 8-11 am every day from July 14th – July 18th, and on July 21st, 22nd and 24th.  No reservations are needed.  Meet a tour guide in the Lobby of the New Merritt Pavilion.

 By Medical Staff Office


Optimization of the Sutter EHR

Posted on Jul 8, 2014 in EHR Updates | 0 comments

As part of a Sutter-wide initiative to improve the utility of the EHR, in other words “optimize” its use, a Hospitalist Navigator was introduced this past February. The highlight of this navigator is an “Overview” report which can be added to the toolbar. This report displays all of the current and relevant information in a user-friendly format. This has made rounding on patients a much more efficient process for the hospitalists and others who have started using it. Other benefits of the Hospitalist Navigator include consolidated information, fewer tabs and pre-made filters. Read More

New IPC Manager and Quality Manager

Posted on Jul 8, 2014 in Announcements | 0 comments

I am happy to announce that our new Infection Prevention and Control Manager, Fred Deneau, M (ASCP) CMS, CIC started effective June 23, 2014. Fred has been the IC Manager at Seton Medical Center for the last seven years and has more than 10 years of experience as Infection Control Manager at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital.  His main office will be at Summit Rm. 2205 2 Ehman, Ext 6224. Read More

Grand Opening Celebration for the New Merritt Pavilion

Posted on Jul 8, 2014 in Events | 0 comments

Bring your family for an exciting grand opening celebration of Alta Bates Summit’s new Merritt Pavilion.  Tour the new building and purchase delicacies from local food trucks.

Sunday, July 27th, 1-4 pm
350 Hawthorne Avenue

RSVP by July 14th to 510-869-8289 or email:

Welcome New Physicians

Posted on Jul 8, 2014 in New Physicians | 0 comments

Please welcome the new physicians who joined our staff in June:

Lauren Fine, M.D.
Emergency Medicine
350 Hawthorne Ave.
Oakland, CA. 94609
(510) 869-8915

Emily Green, M.D.
350 Hawthorne Ave.
Oakland, CA. 94609
(510) 869-6707

Nicholas Moss, M.D.
Infectious Disease
3100 Summit St. 2nd Floor
Oakland, CA. 94609
(510) 869-8498

Alejo Santa Cruz, M.D.
Internal Medicine Hospitalist
2450 Ashby Avee.
Berkeley, CA. 94705
(510) 204-1893

Lawrence Weil, M.D.
Pain Management
450 North Wiget Lane
Walnut Creek, CA. 94598
(925) 691-9806

 By Medical Staff Services

From the President, June 2014

Posted on Jun 3, 2014 in President's Message | 0 comments

We wish a Happy Fathers Day and Caribbean American Heritage Month to all the members of the Medical Staff.

We are two months away from moving into the new Merritt Pavilion. Please arrange a tour to see the tower via administration at   See article below regarding Fire/Life Safety Training and Fire/Life Safety Tours.

Junaid H. Khan, M.D.

Junaid H. Khan, M.D.

There has been a very small change in our mission statement.  Old:  We enhance the health and well being of people in the communities we serve through compassion and excellence.  New: We enhance the well-being of the people in the communities we serve through a not-for profit commitment to compassion and excellence in health care services. Read More

Important Fire/ Life/ Safety Training & Tour for New Merritt Pavilion

Posted on Jun 3, 2014 in Announcements | 0 comments

The Self-Intructed Manual (SIMS) and post test were emailed to you via Survey Monkey.

WHAT:   Read  SIM:  General Fire/Life/Safety & Complete 5 Question Post-Test by June 27th.

 WHY:     Required by CDPH for active staff utilizing the new tower.

 HOW:    Read SIMS and complete post –test

 Return post-test to the Medical Staff Office via:

 Any questions, please call Medical Staff Office @ 510-869-6565.

Following completion of the post-test, you are required to take a Fire/Life/Safety Tour of the new pavilion.  Staff attending a Walkthough/Tour will meet a tour guide in the lobby of the new pavilion.  Access the new pavilion from ground floor Merritt, to left of gift shop and main elevators.  No reservations are necessary.  Tours will start every hour from 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. on the dates below:

June 12th
June 13th
June 17th
June 18th
June 24th
June 25th
June 26th

By The Medical Staff Office


Cancer Staging in the Sutter EHR

Posted on Jun 3, 2014 in Clinical Documentation | 0 comments

With the implementation of Cancer Staging functionality in the Sutter EHR, there is now a standard location and method for documenting this important clinical information in the medical record. Users can now access electronic versions of the American Joint Commission on Cancer (AJCC) staging forms directly within the Problem List entry for the patient’s cancer.

It is essential that each cancer diagnosis receive staging. Please note that in order to meet our accreditation standards, staging is to take place within 30 days of the diagnosis. Read More

New Imaging Software Coming to a Workstation Near You

Posted on Jun 3, 2014 in Announcements | 0 comments

Our East Bay Region has been chosen to be the first to launch a new way of storing and displaying images in our EHR. In development for almost two years, our “Enterprise Medical Imaging Management” (EMIM) system is slated to begin installation next month. The architecture of this system solves the problem of storage capacity for images and will eventually make available to providers images that are stored anywhere in our Sutter system. This will make comparison films from other regions more available. Read More