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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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Tracking California Quakes

Cassandra Clark, Project Communications Director While California earthquake safety legislation is the driving force behind new hospital construction such as ours, earthquake safety doesn’t begin or end with new construction. For many years, Eden Medical Center has participated in the California Strong Motion Instrumentation Program (CSMIP) by placing seismic motion sensors in the building to gather vital information when an earthquake strikes. Recently, the Sutter Medical Center Castro Valley project team reached agreement with the California Department of Conservation to place sensors ...
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Credit Crisis, Deteriorating Revenues Jeopardize Ability of Hospitals To Meet Seismic Deadlines

Economic Survey Shows 64% of Hospitals Cannot Secure Funds for Seismic Compliance Mandate The nation’s ongoing credit crisis and deteriorating revenues, caused in large part by governmental underfunding, is jeopardizing the ability of California’s hospitals to comply with state-mandated deadlines for seismic retrofitting, according to an updated economic impact report released today by the California Hospital Association (CHA). The report, which is based on a survey of hospital chief financial officers (CFOs) conducted in April 2009, shows that 64 percent of hospitals report ...
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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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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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Design Innovation for a Safe, Healing Environment

By Cassandra Phelps Clark, Project Communications Director Hello. My name is Cassandra Phelps Clark, and I have been a part of the Eden Medical Center family for 19 years now. Most people in the community recognize me as the communications director and spokesperson for the hospital. But for the past year, I have had the incredible opportunity to work as part of the project team to build a new hospital in Castro Valley. After being part of the hospital’s ...
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