Investing in the Future of Healthcare in the East Bay

For more than a century, Sutter Health’s Alta Bates Summit has proudly cared for the people of the East Bay, pioneers in building flourishing businesses and strong communities. We are deeply committed to the health of the people we serve and meeting the changing needs of our community.

Rebuilding Alta Bates Summit

What’s Behind Our Vision 2030?

Located less than three miles from the Alta Bates Campus in Berkeley, our Summit Campus in Oakland is situated in a “medical village,” a roughly 17-square block area that includes many other medical services and doctors’ offices. It has room to accommodate new construction, including a new acute care tower and a much larger emergency room. Our vision is to build a modern regional medical center that incorporates the latest advances in hospital design, including all private rooms with technological features that enhance patient care, safety and comfort.

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Expanding Outpatient Services

The way people access healthcare has changed. Fewer people receive care in hospitals. Most care today is delivered in outpatient settings, like your doctor’s office, at a surgery center, or in a walk-in or urgent care clinic. To keep pace with these changes, we plan to expand outpatient services at our Alta Bates and Herrick campuses in Berkeley and consolidate acute care services into one larger, regional medical center at our Summit Campus in Oakland.

A 100+ Year History of Care

Alta Bates Summit has cared for our community for more than 100 years, through the events that shaped the Bay Area: the 1906 and 1989 earthquakes, the flu epidemic of 1918 and two catastrophic urban fires in 1923 and 1991.

Founded in 1905 on Dwight Way in Berkeley by nurse Alta Alice Miner Bates, the Alta Bates Sanitarium started as an eight-bed hospital for women and their infants.