From the President, August 2014

Posted on Aug 6, 2014 in President's Message | 0 comments

Junaid H. Khan, M.D.

Junaid H. Khan, M.D.

Greetings and hope you had a nice Ramadan,

The new Patient Care Pavilion opened Aug. 3.  You can read a nice review of the tower in the SF Chronicle here:

http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Kaiser-s-anemic-new-Oakland-hospital-leaves-us-a-5621348.php

Thanks to all of you who attended the open house in the new tower July 10. There has been a great positive buzz since that tour. There is genuine excitement about the greatly enhanced, comforting experience our patients will get in the new tower, building on the superb clinical outcomes we have provided over the years. New patient behavior policies will be initiated in the new tower to address smoking, elopement, AMA and other disruptive behaviors. The policies are available for your review in the Medical Staff Office and via the nurse managers on your units. Read More

Caring for an Incapacitated, Unrepresented Patient at Summit?

Posted on Aug 6, 2014 in Committee Briefings | 0 comments

The Summit Campus of ABSMC has a formal mechanism for making ethically responsible medical decisions for patients who cannot make medical decisions for themselves and who do not have a DPOA.  A Surrogate Decision-Making Team (SDT) can be requested though an ethics consult.  Unlike an ethics consult (which is purely advisory), the SDT can make decisions on major invasive treatments and on forgoing life-sustaining treatments.  The SDT is made up of 5 persons not directly involved in the patient’s care (a physician, a nurse, an MD and a non-MD Ethics Committee member and a community member or chaplain).  The team can be readily convened and is available throughout the hospital stay.  Read More

Welcome New Physicians

Posted on Aug 6, 2014 in New Physicians | 0 comments

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

Jacob Adams, D.O.
Critical Care Medicine
2450 Ashby Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705
510-204-1894

Stephanie Brown, M.D.
Emergency Medicine
350 Hawthorne Ave.
Oakland, CA 94609
510-869-6600

Elijah Edwards, M.D.
Emergency Medicine
2450 Ashby Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705
925-962-1800

Kenneth Kim, M.D.
Physical Medicine and Rehab
450 North Wiget Ln.
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
925-691-9806

Michael Rodevich, Ph.D.
Neuropsychology
2001 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
510-204-4473

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
Oakland

RSVP by July 14th to 510-869-8289 or email: RSVPComm@sutterhealth.org.

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.
Pathology
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 weaverk@sutterhealth.org.   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