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

Oral Arguments in Appeal of San Leandro Hospital Lawsuit Begin Nov. 2

SAVE SAN LEANDRO HOSPITALOct. 21, 2011 | The U.S. District Court of Appeals will begin oral arguments next month in the Eden Township Healthcare District's dispute with Sutter Health over title to the beleaguered San Leandro Hospital.The hearings begin Nov. 2, 9 a.m. at the Earl Warren Building and Courthouse in San Francisco.The often nasty two-year legal dispute … Continue reading Oral Arguments in Appeal of San Leandro Hospital Lawsuit Begin Nov. 2

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

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

Judge Dismisses Nurses Suit Against Sutter

SUIT HOPING TO STOP CONSTRUCTION OF EDEN UNRELATED TO TOWNSHIP BOARD'S COMPLAINT VS. SUTTERBy Steven TavaresAn Alameda County Superior Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Sutter Health that attempted to halt the rebuild of Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley.The suit filed by the California Nurses Association just over a year ago was put … Continue reading Judge Dismisses Nurses Suit Against Sutter

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

Sutter Says Hospital is Safe…for this Week

MEMO TO EMPLOYEES ANNOUNCES NO EMINENT ANNOUNCEMENT The CEO of Eden Medical Center issued a memo to employees at San Leandro Hospital last Friday announcing, in effect, there will be no announcement about its future this week. But maybe next week? Here's the memo:TO: San Leandro Hospital EmployeesFROM: George Bischalaney, President/CEO Eden Medical Center, Ronnie Bayduza, … Continue reading Sutter Says Hospital is Safe…for this Week

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’

Happy Thanksgiving

From left to right: Alameda County Medical Center CEO Wright Lassiter, Sutter Health CEO Pat Fry, Eden Medical Center CEO George Bischalaney. On the right, Dean Singleton, CEO of MediaNews. The newspaper chain known for cost-cutting has run exactly two stories since July on San Leandro Hospital's struggle to remain open. Sutter is an advertiser. … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving