Swalwell, Valle want Sutter Health to forgive $19m judgment to help St. Rose Hospital survive

Rep. Eric Swalwell has agreed to lead a blue-ribbon commission to alleviate Hayward'sSt. Rose Hospital and its finances.ALAMEDA COUNTYAlameda County Supervisor Richard Valle said Monday that a blue-ribbon commission, already supported by Rep. Eric Swalwell, should be created to help solve the worsening financial condition at St. Rose Hospital, a facility viewed as crucial for … Continue reading Swalwell, Valle want Sutter Health to forgive $19m judgment to help St. Rose Hospital survive

Eden Health District CEO to retire this summer

Dev Mahadevean has served as EdenHealth District CEO for nine years.EDEN HEALTH DISTRICTEden Health District CEO Dev Mahadevan announced Friday that he is retiring, effective July 1, after nine years leading the day-to-day operations of the central Alameda County health care agency.During Mahadevan’s tenure the district (known previously as the Eden Township Healthcare District) greatly … Continue reading Eden Health District CEO to retire this summer

Eden Health District CEO says Bonta wants dissolution solely for their assets, not reasons stated

Eden Health District CEODev MahadevanEDEN HEALTH DISTRICTAlameda County elected officials and two East Bay assemblymembers have asserted for the past year that the Eden Health District no longer provides health care grants for its central county residents and should be dissolved.Eden Health District CEO Dev Mahadevan, though, claims elected officials merely want the jurisdiction's holdings, … Continue reading Eden Health District CEO says Bonta wants dissolution solely for their assets, not reasons stated

Governor signs bill limiting Eden Health District’s administrative spending

EDEN HEALTH DISTRICT | Legislation that could be the first nail in the Eden Health District’s coffin was signed last week by Gov. Jerry Brown. The new law, authored by East Bay Assemblymember Rob Bonta, requires the struggling Eden Health District to allocate a minimum of 80 percent of its operating budget for health-related expenditures. … Continue reading Governor signs bill limiting Eden Health District’s administrative spending

Legislation prodding Eden Health District to spend more on services passes Assembly committee

Assemblymember Rob Bonta's AB 2737 is oneof two bills involving the Eden Health District.EDEN HEALTHCARE DISTRICT |The future of the Eden Health District is again being threatened. Legislation authored by Assemblymember Rob Bonta that intends to force the public agency to spend at least 80 percent of its operating budget on health care services passed … Continue reading Legislation prodding Eden Health District to spend more on services passes Assembly committee

EAST BAY POLITICAL YEAR-IN-REVIEW: April-June 2015

APRIL>>>With the years-long drought worsening, several East Bay municipalities begin drawing up water conservation plans. Hayward Mayor Barbara Halliday jokingly proposes a "skip-a-shower day." State Sen. Bob Wieckowski tends to one of the plantsto be used in the $6 million Oro Loma study.>>>Global warming and sea-level rise is also a continuing concern and the Oro Loma Sanitary District … Continue reading EAST BAY POLITICAL YEAR-IN-REVIEW: April-June 2015

Eden Township Healthcare District becomes Eden Health District

Eden Health District Board of Directors in 2013HEALTHCARE | Without a hospital to oversee following the loss of San Leandro Hospital to Sutter Health in recent years, the Eden Township Healthcare District has long needed a face lift.Meet the new Eden Health District, the elected government body announced Wednesday.The new name has been in the … Continue reading Eden Township Healthcare District becomes Eden Health District

Chan asks Sutter, Eden Township to work together on latest hospital issue

Alameda County Supervisor Wilma ChanHealthcare district looking into parcel taxHEALTH CARE | With the future of San Leandro Hospital still up in the air, Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan says its former operators--Sutter Health and the Eden Township Healthcare District--need to work together to solve the facility's perennially poor bottom line.“Both Sutter and Eden have … Continue reading Chan asks Sutter, Eden Township to work together on latest hospital issue

City Hall Insider: agenda notes from around the East Bay, July 14-16

FREMONT/July 14, 7 p.m.All eyes on Fremont’s surveillance camerasSURVEILLANCE CAMERAS APPROVAL Oakland residents fought hard against the type of surveillance the Fremont City Council is set to approval Tuesday night. But this isn't Oakland. The council will be asked to approve the purchase of 10 high-resolution surveillance cameras for $299,000. The license plate reader cameras … Continue reading City Hall Insider: agenda notes from around the East Bay, July 14-16

Court allows Eden Township to pay $19 mil in damages to Sutter over 10 years

Court will allow Eden Township Healthcare Districtto pay $19.7 million in damages to Sutter Health overthe next 10 years rather than all at once.Chan wants Eden Township to provide hospital with additional financial helpSAN LEANDRO HOSPITAL | An Alameda County Superior Court judge has granted a hardship request by the Eden Township Healthcare District to … Continue reading Court allows Eden Township to pay $19 mil in damages to Sutter over 10 years

Will the Eden Township District sacrifice itself for San Leandro Hospital, again?

Eden Township Healthcare District Board ofDirectors at a meeting last year.ETHD can pay $17m damages now; dissolveSAN LEANDRO HOSPITAL | An old wound is being reopened in the years-long fight to keep San Leandro Hospital in operation. Alameda County and hospital officials say the community hospital, despite various subsidies, continues to incur monthly losses of … Continue reading Will the Eden Township District sacrifice itself for San Leandro Hospital, again?

Eden director says talks over payment to San Leandro Hospital are ‘not friendly’

San Leandro Hospital and its emergencyroom remain open.EDEN TOWNSHIP | As part of the settlement that ultimately saved San Leandro Hospital from closure in 2013, the Sacramento-based Sutter Health allowed the Eden Township Healthcare District, which lost the case, to divert payment from its defeat to the operating budget of the San Leandro facility.Payments by … Continue reading Eden director says talks over payment to San Leandro Hospital are ‘not friendly’

Save San Leandro Hospital Vet Appointed to Eden Township Board

Roxann Lewis is the newest member of the Eden Township Healthcare DistrictBoard of Directors.EDEN TOWNSHIP | One of the people who helped San Leandro Hospital escape closure last year is now a member of the Eden Township Healthcare District Board of Directors.The board unanimously approved the appointment of Roxann Lewis Wednesday to replace former board member … Continue reading Save San Leandro Hospital Vet Appointed to Eden Township Board

Boardmember Who May Have Unwittingly Saved San Leandro Hospital Has Died

Dr. Harry DvorskyEDEN TOWNSHIP HEALTHCARE DISTRICT | Dr. Harry Dvorsky, a former chief of staff at Castro Valley's Eden Hospital and elected member of the Eden Township Healthcare District Board of Directors, died Feb.10. He was 90.The kind thoracic surgeon was known to attend board meetings with his trademark bow tie and served three terms on … Continue reading Boardmember Who May Have Unwittingly Saved San Leandro Hospital Has Died

How Alameda Health System Is Going All-In With Deals In Alameda, San Leandro

ALAMEDA COUNTY//HEALTH CARE | The fall and potential renaissance of two East Bay health care facilities in San Leandro and Alameda share similar qualities, they reportedly bleed money and struggle to compete in a market dominated by big players in the health care industry. However, while Alameda resident’s took control of their stand-alone hospital years … Continue reading How Alameda Health System Is Going All-In With Deals In Alameda, San Leandro