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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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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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Union Lawsuit Threatens Future of New Hospital

Sutter Medical  Center Faces Costly Delay, Loss of Construction Jobs as State Deadline Looms The California Nurses Association (CNA) has filed a lawsuit that threatens the future of the new Sutter Medical Center Castro Valley now under construction. “That the nurses union would sue to stop us from building our new hospital after a decade of planning is extremely frustrating to our employees, physicians, volunteers and patients who have worked so hard and so long for this,” said Eden Medical Center President ...
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Construction Begins on the New Hospital

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009 | 2 Comments
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For Immediate Release CASTRO VALLEY, CA - July 1, 2009 - It's official-construction of the new Sutter Medical Center Castro  Valley to replace Eden Medical Center has begun.  At a groundbreaking ceremony today, Eden employees, physicians, volunteers, officials from Sutter Health, and local business and government agencies commemorated the start of a three-year project to replace the 55-year -hospital with a modern, seismically safe $320 million facility. This will be the first new medical center in Alameda County ...
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Alameda County Board of Supervisors Approves the EIR

[singlepic=14,320,240,,left] By Cassandra Clark, Project Communications Director After much debate and public input, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to certify the EIR (Environmental Impact Report) and approve the zoning and land use entitlements for the new hospital to replace 54-year-old Eden Medical Center. Passage of the EIR and land use entitlement approvals is a major milestone for the Sutter Medical Center Castro Valley project—and the communities that will be served by this new, state-of-the-art hospital and adjoining medical office building. About ...
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Agenda for Alameda County Board of Supervisors Meeting on Tuesday, June 9th

We could really use your support! The Alameda County Board of Supervisors will meet this Tuesday, June 9th, at 1:00 p.m. to make the final decision whether or not to build the new hospital to replace Eden Medical Center and pass the FEIR (Final Environmental Impact Report). We all know the value of having a hospital in our own backyards. The meeting starts at 1:00, but Sutter Medical Center Castro Valley is on the agenda at 2:00 p.m. The ...
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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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Board of Supervisors Meeting: Is the New Hospital in Jeopardy?

By Cassandra Clark, Project Communications Director YOUR HELP IS NEEDED! We are only a week away from the Alameda County Board of Supervisors hearing in which the Board will consider the Final Environmental Impact Report, zoning changes, and Castro Valley general plan changes. We are asking for your support at this critical step. Local groups and some residents of San Leandro are applying fierce political pressure on the Board members to deny approval. Their reason? The future of San Leandro Hospital is unknown, ...
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