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Countdown: 18 months

by George Bischalaney, President & CEO, Eden Medical Center As you look at the rapid pace of the new hospital construction, one begins to wonder how soon it will be occupied. From the exterior it looks like a building nearly complete. In fact, within the next several weeks, the exterior lift – used to bring materials and workers to the upper floors. – will be removed and the last of the exterior glass will be installed, completing the “skin” of the ...
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It’s Never Too Early To Plan

Planning Is Underway for Transition to New Hospital by George Bischalaney, President & CEO, Eden Medical Center [singlepic id=183 w=320 h=240 float=none] Although we are still nearly two years away from moving into the new hospital, teams of employees and physicians have already started planning for the transition to the new building. We call the move a "transition" rather than a move, because it's a process that involves bringing with us good practices, good people and good programs, while entering a new era ...
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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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Are Private Rooms A “Luxury”?

by George Bischalaney, President & CEO, Eden Medical Center [singlepic id=121 w=320 h=240 float=center] A recent article about the new hospital construction asked readers the question, “Is the hospital too lavish, or is the new hospital just a reflection of modern times?” The reason the question was raised, from what I can gather, is because the new hospital will have all private rooms. This is a marked difference from our 1950s-era hospital that has mostly two-bed and some four-bed wards, shared bathrooms ...
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One Year and Counting

by George Bischalaney President & CEO, Eden Medical Center [caption id="attachment_2050" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="One year later: the hospital is taking shape"][/caption] The first of this month marked one year since the celebratory groundbreaking for construction of the new hospital in Castro Valley. Passing this one-year milestone is worthy of a little reflection on the long journey to get here. The concept of a new hospital first surfaced in the late 1990s, brought about by legislation created as a result of the Northridge earthquake that ...
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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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As Hospital takes Shape, Plans for Office Building Underway

by George Bischalaney,President & CEO, Eden Medical Center Planning for the construction of the medical office building adjoining the new Eden Medical Center has started in earnest. While the hospital itself has been under construction for a year now, the medical office building project was staged to begin at a later time when, so that both buildings are complete and open at the same time in 2013. The office building is anticipated to be four stories and provide more than 80,000 square ...
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In Appreciation of Our Nurses

by George Bischalaney, President & CEO Every year on this date, May 6, we celebrate the good work of our nurses as part of National Nurses Week, a time set aside to raise awareness of the value of nursing and help educate the public about the role nurses play in meeting the health care needs of the American people. At Eden Medical Center, we have nearly 700 registered nurses working at our Eden and San Leandro campuses. These amazing people aren't just ...
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Rain Doesn’t Dampen Spirits

Topping Off Ceremony Celebrates the Achievements of the Construction Teams [caption id="attachment_1910" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Workers shake hands at teh top of the structural steel following placement of the signed beam"][/caption] For the past week, the sun was shining brightly as Eden Medical Center employees, physicians, volunteers, patients and community members stopped at the construction site to sign the celebratory steel beam. The construction teams were on site working in perfect weather to keep the construction project on pace. At the ...
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A New Year’s Message

From George Bischalaney, President & CEO of Eden Medical Center, to the employees, physicians and volunteers The holiday season has been a time of joy and sharing as well as a time of reflection and appreciation for the many good things in our lives.  Our family and friends are cherished most. But more than ever, we are very grateful for what we have, especially when we see so many around us suffering due to the tumultuous economy and the accompanying insecurity ...
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