Sutter Health is working to close Alta Bates Hospital—Berkeley’s only full service public hospital—as early as 2019. This closure would put the health and safety of our community at serious risk. Alta Bates Hospital is a critical health facility which provides vital services to East Bay residents, including labor and delivery, emergency room, and intensive care. Closing Alta Bates will force tens of thousands of patients, including seniors and UC Berkeley students to seek care further away, endangering their health and safety. Please reconsider this plan and deeply investigate the impact of these actions on the quality of life of the residents of Berkeley and our neighboring communities throughout the East Bay.
Berkeley and our neighboring communities need a full service acute-care hospital.
Please keep Alta Bates as a full service hospital in Berkeley!