AG Issues Support With State High Court For Healthcare District, San Leandro Hospital

SAVE SAN LEANDRO HOSPITALFeb. 17, 2012 | California State Attorney General Kamala Harris' office filed an amicus brief Thursday with the State Supreme Court urging the high court to accept the Eden Township Healthcare District’s petition to continue its legal challenge involving Sutter Health over San Leandro Hospital.The filing is the second time her office has offered support … Continue reading AG Issues Support With State High Court For Healthcare District, San Leandro Hospital

Healthcare District Takes San Leandro Hospital Case To State Supreme Court

SAVE SAN LEANDRO HOSPITALJan. 31, 2012 | The Eden Township Healthcare District waited until the last moment before formally petitioning the State Supreme Court Monday to settle its on-going legal fight with Sutter Health over ownership of San Leandro Hospital. At odds is whether two officials maintained conflicts of interest when negotiating the agreement at the center of … Continue reading Healthcare District Takes San Leandro Hospital Case To State Supreme Court

Appellate Court Sides With Sutter Over Ownership Of San Leandro Hospital

BREAKINGDec. 21, 2011 | The end of San Leandro Hospital as a general acute care hospital with emergency room services may be near.A state appellate court ruled Wednesday in favor of Sutter Health's right to secure title to the San Leandro community hospital. The opinion affirmed a similar decision issued bt an Alameda County Superior Court … Continue reading Appellate Court Sides With Sutter Over Ownership Of San Leandro Hospital

State Appeals Court Hears Opening Arguments in San Leandro Hospital Case

SUTTER HEALTH V. EDEN TOWNSHIP DISTRICTSAN FRANCISCO | Nov. 2, 2011 | Oral arguments for the appellate case between Sutter Health and the Eden Township Healthcare District over the possession of San Leandro Hospital began Tuesday morning.Attorney's for both sides presented their case to the three-judge panel at the California State Court of Appeals in … Continue reading State Appeals Court Hears Opening Arguments in San Leandro Hospital Case

After Three Years of Hand-Wringing San Leandro Joins Fight To Save Its Hospital

ANALYSIS Like in Washington, the people running San Leandro failed to listened to their constituents with tangible action. It took the City of San Leandro three years to make a move on the issue with this week's filing of an amicus brief in support of the Eden Township Healthcare District's appellate case against Sutter Health to maintain … Continue reading After Three Years of Hand-Wringing San Leandro Joins Fight To Save Its Hospital

One Former District Member Returns To The Scene Of The Crime

LOCAL LEADERS SHOW THEIR SUPPORT FOR SAN LEANDRO HOSPITAL; ONE SITS QUIETLY IN THE BACKBy Steven TavaresSteven.tavares@eastbaycitizen.com@eastbaycitizen on twitterFormer Eden TownshipDirector Suzanne BarbaTwo years ago, Dr. Miles Adler infamously called out some members of the San Leandro City Council for failing to attend a similar meeting to Tuesday’s town hall on the the future of … Continue reading One Former District Member Returns To The Scene Of The Crime

Healthcare District Files Intent To Appeal Court Decision With Sutter

SUTTER SAYS DISTRICT OWES IT $700,000 IN LEGAL FEESBy Steven TavaresThe Eden Township Healthcare District could be on the hook for an additional $700,000 in legal fees if it does not win its appeal of a Superior Court decision last November.The District has already spent over $2 million in fees to its legal council since … Continue reading Healthcare District Files Intent To Appeal Court Decision With Sutter

District’s Legal Fees Mount; Supporters Say Continue

HEALTHCARE DISTRICT HAS SPENT $2 MILLION IN SUIT AGAINST SUTTER HEALTHBy Steven TavaresLegal fees for the Eden Township Healthcare District’s lawsuit against Sutter Health has reached $2 million following a minor setback in court last week.The District’s denial of writ of mandate in appellate court was called “a procedural defeat” by legal counsel Colin Coffey, … Continue reading District’s Legal Fees Mount; Supporters Say Continue

Healthcare District Files Appeal; Offers New Revelations At Sutter

EXCLUSIVEThe Eden Township Healthcare District filed a writ of mandate request Dec. 2 with the California Court of Appeals in San FranciscoEDEN CEO BISCHALANEY GAMED NEGOTIATIONS FOR SUTTER; WORKED IN CAHOOTS WITH FORMER DISTRICT COUNSELBy Steven TavaresEden Medical Center CEO George Bischalaney, according to an appeal filed by the Eden Township Healthcare District, attempted to game both sides of … Continue reading Healthcare District Files Appeal; Offers New Revelations At Sutter

‘Damn The Torpedoes!’

HEALTHCARE DISTRICT'S COURT APPEAL EXTENDS THE LIFE OF SAN LEANDRO HOSPITAL...FOR NOWNurses protest the possible closing of San Leandro Hospital in front of the Alameda County Administration Building in Oakland.By Steven TavaresWhen Eden Township Healthcare District Chair Carole Rogers was asked about what is next for the board after an Alameda County judge ruled in favor of Sutter … Continue reading ‘Damn The Torpedoes!’

Eden Township Director Will Not Seek Re-Election

DVORSKY NOT RUNNING; ROGERS, WEST HOPE TO RETAIN SEATS THIS NOV.By Steven TavaresA crucial majority vote in the Eden Township Healthcare District's fight to keep San Leandro Hospital and its emergency room open says he will not seek re-election this November.Retired thoracic surgeon Dr. Harry Dvorsky says he will not seek to retain his seat--one … Continue reading Eden Township Director Will Not Seek Re-Election

Sutter Denies District’s Conflict of Interest Allegations

SUTTER: EDEN CEO RECUSED HIMSELF IN 2008; RATNESAR, RICO DO NOT HAVE CONFLICT OF INTERESTBy STEVEN TAVARESThe Citizen SUTTER vs THE DISTRICTSutter Health denies the chief executive officer of Eden Medical Center participated in negotiations with the Eden Township Healthcare District in 2008 while serving in the same capacity with the government body, according to court … Continue reading Sutter Denies District’s Conflict of Interest Allegations

Rogers Questions Former Member’s Comments

RICO, RATNESAR HAVE SAID OPPOSITION HAS BEEN VOCAL MINORITY SAN LEANDRO HOSPITALEden Township Healthcare District Chair Carole Rogers is going on the offensive, again. In a press release late Monday night, the boardmember at the forefront in attempting to maintain the emergency room at San Leandro Hospital, took a jab recent remarks made by former member … Continue reading Rogers Questions Former Member’s Comments

Eden District Puts Sutter on the Defensive

DISTRICT'S COMPLAINT MAY LEAD TO SUMMER FACE-OFF OVER CLOSING By STEVEN TAVARESThe CitizenTHE DISTRICT v. SUTTERThe relationship between Sutter Health and the Eden Township Healthcare District is best viewed in phases. The Pax Eden ended in 2004 when the District purchased the hospital and leased it to Sutter. Within two years, seeds of corporate bullying … Continue reading Eden District Puts Sutter on the Defensive

‘Void and Unenforceable’

EDEN TOWNSHIP DISTRICT FILES COUNTERSUIT AGAINST SUTTER WEDNESDAY MORNING******** SUIT ALLEGES RATNESAR, RICO, BISCHALANEY OF 'MAINTAINING FINANCIAL INTEREST' IN NEGOTIATION OF 2008 AGREEMENT******** ARBITRATOR: TITLE MUST BE CONVEYED TO SUTTER BY MAR. 31 By STEVEN TAVARESThe CitizenTHE DISTRICT V. SUTTERJust days after an arbitrator ruled in favor of Sutter Health's claim to San Leandro Hopsital, the Eden … Continue reading ‘Void and Unenforceable’