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Sutter plans future closing of Berkeley emergency services
Daily Democrat

By 2030, or possibly sooner, there may be no emergency medical services in Berkeley.

Alta Bates Summit Hospital will close its acute care facility and emergency department in south Berkeley sometime between 2018 and 2030, hospital officials said, confirming rumors swirling around the city for years.

The services will be consolidated at the Summit campus, in Oakland, as mandated by SB 1953, which requires by 2030, hospital facilities will be able to withstand a major earthquake.

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