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Archive for October, 2009

New Helipad Marks Another Project Milestone

The Sutter Medical Center Castro Valley project reached another major milestone with the official opening of the newly relocated helicopter landing site today.The site received approval for use following the final state permit inspection earlier this week by the CalTrans Division of Aeronautics. On Wednesday, October 28, a small group of staff, Foundation trustees and donors, board members, and contractors gathered to commemorate the milestone with a Dedication Ceremony conducted by Eden Medical Center chaplain, Rev. Al Valencia. Overlooking the site ...
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Photos of the Week

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 | No Comment Yet
Posted in Construction, Helipad, Sutter Medical Center Castro Valley
Work continues this week after a couple of rain delays. Crews are still on target to open the newly relocated helipad on October 28, while work to secure the footings for the foundation keeps moving ahead. [caption id="attachment_1515" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Pouring the concrete"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_1516" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Concrete pour for the helipad ramp"][/caption]
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Remembering Loma Prieta

Photo of the collapsed Cypress Overpass, courtesy of U.S. Geological Society. by Cassandra Clark, Project Communications Director This week we are commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake. The media will cover the remembrances, the progress we have made since then, the victims, the heroes. Those of us who were around then have memories of this momentous event. My memories are perhaps much more vivid than most. That single event changed my life, changed my career, and ignited in me a ...
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Photos of the Week

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009 | No Comment Yet
Posted in Sutter Medical Center Castro Valley
The temporary pedestrian bridge connecting the parking garage to the main hospital is now complete and being used. Today, crews began tearing down the former pedestrian bridge, pictured below. This will make way for the work to be completed on the new helipad and access roads to the area.
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Managing the Details:
Planning for what goes inside the hospital

[caption id="attachment_708" align="aligncenter" width="240" caption="Bryan Daylor"][/caption] By Bryan Daylor, Vice President, Ancillary & Support Services, Eden Medical Center In my previous posts, I described how our "user" team approach to planning the new hospital Those of us who head up different functional areas at Eden worked in teams (consisting of managers, supervisors, staff and physicians) to determine the best way to improve the delivery of patient care in the new hospital by implementing industry best practices. Our focus all along has been on ...
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