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Alta Bates emergency services to be relocated to Oakland by 2030
The Daily Californian

Berkeley residents may soon have to travel to Oakland for health emergencies as the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center on Ashby Avenue will close its doors by 2030.

Senate Bill 1953, a state law passed in 1994, requires that all hospital buildings be retrofitted by 2030 in order to withstand major earthquakes. The Ashby campus of the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center — which is owned by Sutter Health — has been declared seismically unfit and therefore its services will be relocated to Oakland, said spokesperson Jill Antonides in an email.