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About Sutter Medical Center Castro Valley

Sutter Health is committed to building the next generation hospital to meet the health care needs of the residents of Castro Valley, Hayward, San Leandro, San Lorenzo and surrounding communities. Our vision is to create an extraordinary landmark medical center that integrates advanced technology, quality medical care and outstanding physicians and employees to provide the best care for our patients and community.

This $320 million project includes the construction of a new, state-of-the-art hospital on the Eden Medical Center campus in Castro Valley, campus improvements including additional parking, and the demolition of the old hospital once the new hospital is complete. In addition, Sutter will fund the construction of the adjacent medical office building, pending budget and program approval, at an additional $80 million.

The project is fully funded by Sutter Health. This is the first, comprehensive hospital rebuilding plan in Alameda County that is financed without taxpayer support or public funds.

This new, regional hospital will be called Sutter Medical Center Castro Valley and will continue to deliver the quality services you’ve come to expect, including Emergency and Trauma Services, a Neuroscience Center, maternity and medical, surgical and diagnostic services.

The project team—the best and brightest architects, contractors and innovative healthcare experts in the country—have set out to create a hospital that is the perfect blend of design and function.

Our goals are:

• To create a safe, healing environment
• To ensure accessible, affordable healthcare in our community
• To embrace the most sophisticated technologies and innovative designs to improve care
• To keep the existing hospital fully operational during construction
• To construct a high performing, sustainable green building

A construction project of this magnitude also represents a significant infusion of capital in the local community and will bring economic vitality to the area, both in new jobs and support for local businesses that will be a part of this project.

A New Way to Keep You Informed…

To fill you in on the progress of the new hospital—from building regulation approvals through all phases of construction—we have launched a special Social Media Program, using the Web to not only keep you informed but to give you a chance to interact with us so we can address your questions and concerns.

Through a variety of online social media tools, including our Sutter Medical Center Castro Valley blog, social networks like FaceBook, LinkedIn, Twitter, FriendFeed, MySpace, YouTube videos, podcasts, and more, you’ll get frequent updates on our progress, plus you’ll be able to comment back, ask questions, give us your opinions and perspectives, and converse with hospital administrators, architects and other key people involved in the project.

Why We Are Building Sutter Medical Center-Castro Valley…

California’s hospital seismic safety law, SB1953, which passed in 1994, requires every hospital in the State to meet specific criteria that would keep these structures standing and provide uninterrupted care if they were struck by a major earthquake. The deadline for complying with SB1953 is by 2013. Under the stringent earthquake safety requirements, Eden Medical Center is not eligible to be licensed as an acute care hospital after January 1, 2013.

Our primary responsibility to this community, our patients and staff is to ensure affordable, accessible health care services in a safe environment. Eden Medical Center has served our community well since 1954, but it has served its useful life and must be replaced to meet the state’s earthquake standards.

The Board of Directors of Eden Medical Center, the Eden Township Healthcare District and Sutter Health have worked out a financially feasible plan to replace Eden Medical Center. With the help of Sutter Health, we have the opportunity to not only build a safe, secure structure, but to build the most innovative, state-of-the-art hospital and deliver a new kind of health care.

We are now on a fast track to ensure that Sutter Medical Center-Castro Valley is complete before that deadline and is here for the community. The new medical center is an affiliate of Sutter Health.

For more history and background information, please visit our Resources page.

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