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Focus on Preparedness

Guest blog from Ken Hinck Eden's Director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Disaster Preparedness Coordinator [singlepic id=214 w=320 h=240 float=none] We’re all aware of the devastating events happening in Japan.  News updates are available around the clock, and we can’t help but focus on the dramatic images of destruction, heroics, despair and hope. The events in Japan remind us again of the immense power of our planet. And we’re witnesses to the ability of the people of Japan, arguably the most earthquake-prepared people ...
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Alameda County Court Dismisses Lawsuit

by George Bischalaney, President & CEO, Eden Medical Center Nearly a year after the California Nurses Association filed a challenge to prevent Sutter Health from rebuilding Eden Medical Center, the petition has been denied. The judgment by Alameda County Superior Court was entered on July 7, 2010, and the Order Denying the Petition is now on the court’s website case # RG09462329. You can also view a PDF version of the judge's order. For all of us at Eden Medical Center, and ...
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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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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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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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Straight Talk with the CEO: Board of Supervisors Must Not Delay!

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="158" caption="George Bischalaney, President and CEO, Eden Medical Center"][/caption] By George Bischalaney, President & CEO, Eden Medical Center On May 12, 2009, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors deferred action on the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and related actions needed to begin the redevelopment of the Eden Medical Center campus. The delays were for the most part caused by the late submission of information from a group opposing the approval.  Their opposition stems from a misguided ...
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Project Stalls With Alameda County Board of Supervisors

By Cassandra Clark, Project Communications Director To follow up on the May 12, 2009 Alameda County Board of Supervisors meeting, the decision to certify the final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) has been delayed to June 9th to address concerns raised about San Leandro Hospital, which is leased and operated as part of Eden Medical Center, but owned by the Eden Township Healthcare District (the District).  For more information, please see our previous blog post. In the days prior to the May ...
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Wishing You a Happy New Year!

[singlepic=13,320,240,,left]The new year brings renewed energy and focus on our project, as we move toward completing the entitlements to begin construction of the Sutter Medical Center Castro Valley hospital. The first major step in that process is the completion of the Environmental Impact Report. In December 2008, the Alameda County Planning Commission filed the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR), and it is now available for inspection and comment. As a reminder, the second public hearing on the DEIR is ...
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Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) Released for Review and Public Comment

[caption id="attachment_191" align="aligncenter" width="149" caption="Jesus Armas"][/caption] This week, the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) was made available by Alameda County for public review and comment. This is a major milestone for this project, putting us one step closer to a new hospital for residents for central Alameda County. The document is about 300 pages of detail, and is available through the Alameda County Planning Commission. We are also planning to make it available on our site as downloadable PDF documents. ...
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CEQA Is More Than A Four-Letter Word

[caption id="attachment_191" align="aligncenter" width="149" caption="Jesus Armas"][/caption] By Jesús Armas, Government Affairs Liaison In 1970, the State of California adopted landmark legislation known as the California Environmental Quality Act. The Act, often referred to by its four-letter acronym (CEQA), establishes a requirement that the potential environmental impacts associated with a proposed project be analyzed before a decision is made to approve or deny a project. If, as a result of this analysis, it is determined that a project will have significant environmental impacts, ...
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