AGENDA NOTES: Alameda County to place restrictions on Alameda Health System’s $150 million county debt

Alameda County Board of Supervisors will place strict parameters over AHS and its loan debt.Alameda County Board of Supervisors1221 Oak Street, Oakland, fifth floorTuesday, May 5, 2015, 10:30 a.m.[FULL AGENDA HERE]Twitter hashtag: alcomtgCOUNTY TO KEEP TABS ON AHS The issue of Alameda Health Systems (formerly known as the Alameda County Medical Center) and its loan debt with the … Continue reading AGENDA NOTES: Alameda County to place restrictions on Alameda Health System’s $150 million county debt

The Skinny: Oakland City Council Preview, Apr. 1, 2014

Oakland City Council Preview1 Frank Ogawa PlazaTuesday, Apr. 1, 5:30 p.m.[FULL AGENDA HERE]Twitter hashtag: #oakmtg >>> REASON TO FILL OUT A SPEAKER’S CARDThe crematorium proposed for East Oaklandcould incinerate 3,000 bodies a year.ASHES TO ASHES Last year, East Oakland residents protested a planned “mega-crematorium” initially approved for 9850 Kitty Lane near the Oakland Airport. Last … Continue reading The Skinny: Oakland City Council Preview, Apr. 1, 2014

Letter Of Intent Makes No Mention Of Keeping ER In San Leandro Open

SAN LEANDRO HOSPITAL | The letter of intent signed two weeks ago by Sutter Health and Alameda Health System does not include language assuring the emergency room at San Leandro Hospital stays open. The proposed deal to transfer title of the facility to the former Alameda County Medical Center along with a $22 million subsidy … Continue reading Letter Of Intent Makes No Mention Of Keeping ER In San Leandro Open

‘This Is It’ Says County Official Asking Healthcare District For $20M Subsidy To Save San Leandro Hospital

SAVE SAN LEANDRO HOSPITAL | Asking for a $1,000 loan from skeptical parents is one thing, urging a struggling health care district to pony up $20 million to save a hospital’s emergency room is another. Sitting astride a lone office chair before the Eden Township Healthcare District Wednesday evening, the Director of Alameda County Healthcare Services … Continue reading ‘This Is It’ Says County Official Asking Healthcare District For $20M Subsidy To Save San Leandro Hospital

DEAL TO SAVE SAN LEANDRO HOSPITAL IS ON THE TABLE

ILLUSTRATION/ Steven Tavares PHOTO/CNASAN LEANDRO//HEALTH CARE | Sutter Health and the Alameda Health System are set to sign a letter of intent to begin negotiation terms of an agreement that will keep San Leandro Hospital open for, at least, the next two years.Under the proposed deal, Alameda Health System (AHS), formerly known as the Alameda … Continue reading DEAL TO SAVE SAN LEANDRO HOSPITAL IS ON THE TABLE

Poor, Elderly, Kids In Alameda County Stand To Suffer From Budget Cuts

Labor protesting cuts to IHSS last year inSacramento. PHOTO/UDWAALAMEDA COUNTY//BUDGET | If all else fails, the needy have the county safety net to provide a modicum of health and human services in troubled times. However, after five years of staggering budgets shortfalls, Alameda County is again struggling to maintain services while revenues shrink and demand for aid … Continue reading Poor, Elderly, Kids In Alameda County Stand To Suffer From Budget Cuts

State Attorney General Approves New Operator At St. Rose Hospital

HEALTH CARE | California State Attorney General Kamala Harris approved the transfer of operations at Hayward’s St. Rose Hospital to Alecto Healthcare Services last week in a deal public health officials hope will help bring the struggling safety net hospital back to financial good health.In the eagerly-awaiting decision, dated, Jan. 29, Harris’s office also added a … Continue reading State Attorney General Approves New Operator At St. Rose Hospital

Alameda County Official Says Sutter Will Not Close San Leandro Hospital Until 2014, At Earliest

HEALTH CARE | Sutter Health's long-held intention to shut down San Leandro Hospital will not happen this year, says the director of the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency, but as early as spring 2014.The reason for the delay, says Alex Briscoe, is not due to Sutter’s indecision over shuttering the hospital and its much-needed emergency room, … Continue reading Alameda County Official Says Sutter Will Not Close San Leandro Hospital Until 2014, At Earliest

San Leandro Residents, Nurses Cast Hope In County Supervisors Saving Hospital

SAVE LEANDRO HOSPITALMay 3, 2012 | While the possible closing of San Leandro Hospital is now measured in weeks and months, rather than years, there remains optimism the facility and its workers still have options to stave off Sutter's reported intent to file a 90-day notice with the county to shutter its emergency roomAbout 100 nurses … Continue reading San Leandro Residents, Nurses Cast Hope In County Supervisors Saving Hospital

Lockyer’s Absence From Board Of Supervisors May Affect The Fate Of Hospital

HEALTH CAREMar. 12, 2012 | Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer's recent bout with addiction has obvious personal ramifications after she reportedly entered rehabilitation for drug and alcohol dependency in February. While the shorthanded Board of Supervisors has done its best to move forward in her absence, some of the most vulnerable county residents may now face the consequences of … Continue reading Lockyer’s Absence From Board Of Supervisors May Affect The Fate Of Hospital

Eden Township Healthcare District Failed To Renew Non-Profit Tax Exemption

ROUNDUP: SAVE SAN LEANDRO HOSPITALHAYWARD | Dec. 19, 2011 | Add this to the list of problems at the Eden Township Healthcare District. The governing body which oversees San Leandro Hospital lost a portion of its non-profit tax exempt status in November 2010, according to its CEO.Dev Mahadevan, who oversees the day-to-day functions of the … Continue reading Eden Township Healthcare District Failed To Renew Non-Profit Tax Exemption

Alameda County Approves Short-Term Funding For Non-Profits In Procurement Dispute

BOS ROUNDUPOct. 4, 2011 | The Alameda County Board of Supervisor may have successfully stanched a potentially vulnerable wound opened recently with calls of conflict of interest by several local non-profits in its procurement of health services contracts.The board unanimously approved what is effectively bridge funding to nine drug and alcohol prevention non-profits. The additional funding will allow the groups to … Continue reading Alameda County Approves Short-Term Funding For Non-Profits In Procurement Dispute

Innovative Pilot Health Care Program Coming to a San Leandro Firehouse

Sept. 7, 2011 | Alameda County Health Services Agency Director Alex Briscoe did not ask the city for money Tuesday night. Instead, he wanted the council's support allowing the county to identify one of the city's fire stations for a three-year pilot program that aims to slow rising health care costs among the poor and uninsured.More patients in California seek care … Continue reading Innovative Pilot Health Care Program Coming to a San Leandro Firehouse

Alameda County Officials Learn the Depth of Fiscal Problems at St. Rose Hospital

OAKLAND | Sept. 2, 2011 | Hayward’s St. Rose Hospital is borrowing from Peter to pay Paul as its increasingly dire financial situation becomes clearer to county officials already struggling to maintain its underfunded health care system.A preliminary fiscal and operational audit of St. Rose urges the hospital’s management to institute improvements to its business process, … Continue reading Alameda County Officials Learn the Depth of Fiscal Problems at St. Rose Hospital

389 Seconds with Alameda County Health Director Alex Briscoe

 As the average age of county residents increases in tandem with continuing cuts in federal and state funding, Alameda County Health Care Service Agency Director Alex Briscoe is at the center of one of the region's most fundamental and vexing questions: how to effectively care for the sick and poor. He spoke to The Citizen this week … Continue reading 389 Seconds with Alameda County Health Director Alex Briscoe