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Looking Ahead to A Smoke-Free Campus

Cassandra Clark, Project Communications Director We recently held an Open House for employees to learn more about the new hospital construction and explore the layout of the new facility and campus. It was at this event that many staff members learned for the first time that, when the new hospital opens in 2013, the campus will be smoke free. A smoke-free campus means that smoking will not be allowed anywhere on the hospital property, including the grounds, gardens and parking areas, by ...
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What’s In A Name?

Straight Talk from the CEO By George Bischalaney, President & CEO, Eden Medical Center Since the early stages of planning to replace Eden Medical Center, there’s been a lingering question on people’s minds: what name will the new hospital carry? All of the initial planning and building documents have used the name Sutter Medical Center Castro Valley, and the reference has stayed with us through construction and even on this blog site. We were well aware that many people in ...
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The Cost of Care

Some health insurance executives claim, and some news media have recently reported, that large provider systems like Sutter Health make health care more expensive by demanding higher-than-average reimbursement from insurers.  To clarify Sutter Health's position and shed more light on Sutter's priorities, we're posting this recent Q&A with Sutter Health's leadership. What is Sutter Health’s perspective on claims that hospitals' demands for higher reimbursement from insurers drive up the cost of health care? Sutter Health believes its reimbursements from insurers are fair, ...
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“Beam” a Part of History in the Making

Topping Off Ceremony on April 27 The construction of the new Sutter hospital is quickly reaching another major milestone. On Tuesday, April 27, we will have our Topping Off Ceremony at the site at 10:00 a.m. We invite our employees, physicians, volunteers, neighbors and friends to join us for this special event. The topping off ceremony is a tradition within the construction industry that marks the moment when the highest structural point in the building construction has been attained. The last steel ...
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Photo of the Week

Photo by Ralph Slick, courtesy of DPR Construction The view from the 7th deck of the structural steel. In the foreground, work progresses on the metal deck installation on the 5th level of the building.  Beyond is the view of Castro Valley and east to Dublin and Pleasanton.
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Welcome Back!

Cassandra Clark, Project Communications Director The upgrade of our Website is now complete, and we are back with more news and information with a renewed vigor. These past two months have seen a bit of a slowdown on our posts and social media program due to summer vacations and transitions here, but we are up and running again -- and even more dedicated to making this site informative and useful to our staff, patients, neighbors, community and ever-growing network of friends.  ...
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Sutter Medical Center Castro Valley Garners More Community Support

[caption id="attachment_191" align="aligncenter" width="149" caption="Jesus Armas"][/caption] By Jesús Armas, Government Affairs Liaison As we discussed in previous posts, acute care hospitals must meet certain earthquake standards by 2013. Failure to meet these standards means that hospitals must cease operations. Recognizing the critical role Eden Medical Center plays in meeting the health care needs of the community, Sutter Health previously expressed its commitment to build a new, state-of-the-art hospital in Castro Valley. Yet, this important project can move forward only if it obtains certain ...
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Geriatrics Doctor a Champion of Patient Safety

Monday, April 6th, 2009 | No Comment Yet
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Republished from The Daily Review By Karen Holzmeister Posted: 04/03/2009 02:14:56 PM PDT       Dr. Steven Rosenthal photographed in his San Leandro, California office on Thursday March 26, 2009 SAN LEANDRO WHEN IT COMES to patient safety in hospitals, egos should — and do — head out the door, internist and geriatrics specialist Steven Rosenthal says. Members of the operating team should speak up if something doesn't seem right as the surgeon goes over a pre-surgery checklist, he says, and nurses and pharmacists should question prescriptions if they ...
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Sutter Health Grants Boost Local Clinics

By Cassandra Clark, Project Communications Director Finding access to primary care services is a serious challenge for local residents who are uninsured and underinsured. Many cannot afford routine doctor visits, long-term disease management or other basic services. Often, we see patients in our emergency rooms with advanced illness because they have no access to a regular doctor. Thankfully, in our community, more people have access to low-cost and no-cost medical care because of community-based organizations that help fill the need. The Davis Street Family ...
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Lots of Reasons Why Physicians Will Love the New Hospital

[caption id="attachment_789" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Dr. Sidney Wanetick"][/caption] Sidney Wanetick, M.D. My name is Sidney Wanetick. For 26 years, I was in practice as an OB-GYN in Castro Valley, and I delivered more than 3,000 babies at Eden Medical Center. In 2008, I retired from practice to accept the position of Vice President of Medical Affairs at Eden Medical Center. Today, I serve as the administrative liaison between the medical staff and administration, helping to support our physicians as they provide high quality ...
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