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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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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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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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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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Castro Valley Municipal Advisory Council Gives its Approval

By Cassandra Clark, Project Communications Director This week, the Alameda County Planning Department presented the final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for Sutter Castro Valley Medical Center and related documents to the Castro Valley Municipal Advisory Council for review and approval. The Council is an advisory board of seven community members who work on behalf of the unincorporated town of Castro Valley and serves as advisor to Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley. This is one more essential step toward approvals to allow the new hospital ...
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Dr. Steven Rosenthal of San Leandro Named “Physician Patient Safety Champion of the Year”

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 | No Comment Yet
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[caption id="attachment_1020" align="aligncenter" width="200" caption="Dr. Steven J. Rosenthal, named Physician Patient Safety Champion of the Year 2008, Eden Medical Center"][/caption]   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Gwendolyn D. McClain Director of PR & Government Affairs Office: (510) 727-2720 Cell: (510) 305-6579 Email   San Leandro, CA - March 25, 2009 - Steven J. Rosenthal, M.D., a physician with Eden Medical Center, San Leandro campus since 1980, and current President of the Eden Medical Center medical staff, has been awarded Eden’s Physician Patient Safety Champion for 2008. Over 1,500 employees ...
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