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Archive for December, 2009

Straight Talk from the CEO: Saying Goodbye

by George Bischalaney, CEO, Eden Medical Center The end of 2009 will also mark the closing of a landmark health care provider in Castro Valley. On December 31, our Laurel Grove Hospital will close its doors permanently. It is a milestone that evokes mixed feelings. On one hand, it means the end of a valued community service and place of recovery for many people. On the other, it signals progress in the construction of the new acute care hospital for Castro ...
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Work Continues on New Hospital Site

Despite the cooler temperatures and rainstorms, work is continuing on the new hospital construction. This past week, crews continued drilling the upper foundation piers in an effort to finish all 560 piers, some as deep as 60 feet, needed for the foundation. Photos of the Week The concrete pours for the lower foundation are now all complete! [caption id="attachment_1671" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="The lower foundation concrete pours are now complete"][/caption] The elevator "pit" is taking shape as the rebar and formwork for the walls continues. ...
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Photos of the Week

The rain has slowed work down a bit, but not before crews had the opportunity to make great progress on the prep work for the foundation. Making room for the elevator: [caption id="attachment_1662" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Rebar installation for what will be the pit of the elevator shaft"][/caption] Getting ready to pour the concrete: [caption id="attachment_1663" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Installing the framework before pouring the concrete in one section of the foundation."][/caption] Here comes the rain! [caption id="attachment_1664" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Crews cover the grounds before the rain storm ...
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A Closer Look: Moving Mountains – for a New Helipad

by Jeffrey W. Wright, Heliplanners, Aviation Planning Consultants Heliplanners is proud to have been involved with the replacement hospital project at Sutter Medical Center Castro Valley. One of the first items in this major project was to relocate the existing at-grade helistop (helicopter landing area) to make room for construction of the new hospital building. Heliplanners was brought on board to assist the overall project team with the site selection, planning, design and permitting for the new helistop. The selected site provides ...
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SMCCV Social Media Program Wins Award for Excellence in New Communications

by Cassandra Clark, Project Communications Director Sutter Medical Center Castro Valley is still under construction, but it is already earning international recognition. The project’s social media program is the winner of the 2009 Society for New Communications Research (SNCR) Excellence in New Communications Award for External Communications & Communities in the Nonprofit Division. The honors were shared with developers Creative Sage/Cathryn Hrudicka & Associates and G2 Communications, Inc., social media strategy and communications consultants. The award winners were announced at the 4th Annual ...
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Eden Medical Center Receives Honor

Monday, December 7th, 2009 | No Comment Yet
Posted in News Room, Sutter Medical Center Castro Valley
Eden Medical Center received the Silver Medal of Honor from the Department of Health & Human Services for achieving national goals for organ and tissue donation for two consecutive years. Eden, the regional trauma center for Alameda County, works closely with the California Transplant Donor Network to identify possible candidates for organ and tissue donation, and in turn with families to ensure that their wishes are met. The work of the many caregivers at Eden-- including the Trauma Team, ICU, surgical ...
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Photos of the Week

The great weather in the Bay Area has made way for tremendous progress on the new hospital project. Below are a few highlights of the work completed this past week. [caption id="attachment_1635" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="The lower foundation takes shape as it rises from the ground."][/caption] A closer look: [caption id="attachment_1636" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Welding angle bars to the elevator pit stub columns."][/caption] And on the perimeter: [caption id="attachment_1637" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Workers install the underground electrical at the north road to the site."][/caption] Watch for more news and ...
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