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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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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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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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Health Care Reform Welcomed and Feared

by George Bischalaney President & CEO, Eden Medical Center National health care reform is now apparently right around the corner. After years of discussion, and more recently, weeks of debate in the House of Representatives, legislative action is now in the hands of the Senate. If enacted, it will be the most significant health care legislation in decades. As a provider, it is both welcomed and feared. Welcomed in that it will help bring insurance to millions of people for whom it is ...
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What Works in Health Care

By George Bischalaney, President & CEO Among my mail is an envelope addressed to the CEO and marked "confidential." It is handwritten, obviously not from a business partner or one who hopes to be. Someone has taken the time to write and make sure it gets read by me and not screened or redirected. It has my attention. As I expected, it is a letter from an individual who wants to tell me about the care delivered to a family member. As ...
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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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Straight Talk with the CEO: Work In Progress

Employees enjoy the Groundbreaking Ceremony By George Bischalaney, President & CEO, Eden Medical Center It’s finally begun! Twelve years of planning, ten years of actively working, and finally, ground was broken on Wednesday July 1, 2009, for the new hospital on the Eden Medical Center campus. It has been an extraordinary effort by so many to get us here. Persistence, patience and untiring efforts have paid off. The first phase of work involves relocation of the helipad, a necessary step to clear the ...
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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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