Bay Citizen Report On Uninsured Mischaracterizes Situation At Eden Township

ANALYSISMar. 14, 2012 | Health care districts in San Mateo and Contra Costa County are part of roughly 30 such agencies with large amounts of assets without an actual hospital to oversee, according to a report last weekend in The Bay Citizen and Bay Area editions of The New York Times. The article includes the situation … Continue reading Bay Citizen Report On Uninsured Mischaracterizes Situation At Eden Township

‘The Fight Goes On!’ Eden Healthcare District To Petition State Supreme Court

Jan. 4, 2012 | Despite defeats in two lower courts, the Eden Township Healthcare District voted 3-1 to petition the State Supreme Court in its conflict of interest claim against Sutter Health."The fight goes on!" said District Board Chair Carole Rogers after the announcement Wednesday night that followed a special closed session meeting in Hayward.Rogers was … Continue reading ‘The Fight Goes On!’ Eden Healthcare District To Petition State Supreme Court

St. Rose Gets $3 Million Loan From Eden District After Billing Snafu

It was only months ago that St. Rose Hospital sought to save the Eden Township Healthcare District and San Leandro Hospital, now the Hayward facility needs a short-term $3 million loan to meet payroll after a software problem stopped it from billing Medicare for nearly a month.The District Board of Directors unanimously approved the loan … Continue reading St. Rose Gets $3 Million Loan From Eden District After Billing Snafu

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

S.L. Surgery Center Caught in the Middle of Hospital Fight

CENTER THREATENS LITIGATION IN HOPES OF EXPEDITING SALE; LEGAL BILLS HIT $1.5 MILLIONBy Steven TavaresThe San Leandro Surgery Center has become the neglected child in the long-running custody battle between Sutter Health and the Eden Township Healthcare District over the fate of San Leandro Hospital.Before tensions between the two entities increased earlier in the year as … Continue reading S.L. Surgery Center Caught in the Middle of Hospital Fight

Speakers Exalt Crowd for Fighting Sutter

Eden Township Healthcare District Board Chair Carole Rogers speaks to supporters Monday evening at a rally in support of saving San Leandro Hospital. Also pictured is Mike Brannan of the California Nurses Association and Zenei Cortez, one of the council of presidents for CNA.ROGERS CALLS FOR COUNTY D.A. TO INVESTIGATE RATNESAR FOR CRIMINAL WRONGDOING By STEVEN … Continue reading Speakers Exalt Crowd for Fighting Sutter

Rogers, Residents Call for Ratnesar to Step Down

RATNESAR CALLS REQUEST 'INAPPROPRIATE', SAYS 'I NEED TO THINK ABOUT THIS'By STEVEN TAVARESThe CitizenTHE DISTRICT v. SUTTERThe chair of the Eden Township Healthcare District took the unprecedented step Wednesday night of calling for the resignation of long-time boardmember Dr. Rajendra Ratnesar on conflict of interest charges stemming from his involvement in the 2008 agreement between … Continue reading Rogers, Residents Call for Ratnesar to Step Down

Rogers to Ask for Ratnesar’s Resignation

BOARD CHAIR SAYS HE VIOLATED DISTRICT'S CONFLICT OF INTEREST CODEBy STEVEN TAVARESThe CitizenTHE DISTRICT v. SUTTEREden Township Healthcare District Chair Carole Rogers will ask tonight for the resignation of fellow boardmember Dr. Rajendra Ratnesar. Rogers told The Citizen she will cite the District's own Conflict of Interest Code calling for a member to either resign … Continue reading Rogers to Ask for Ratnesar’s Resignation

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’

Eden District Edging Towards Voiding Disputed MOU

MOVE COULD HEDGE DISTRICT'S BET AGAINST POSSIBLE ARBITRATION LOSS NEXT MONTHBy STEVEN TAVARESThe CitizenTHE DISTRICT v. SUTTEROne sentence, albeit--quite a long one at that--has signaled the Eden Township Healthcare District is taking its most ambitious step towards crowding out Sutter Health's claim to San Leandro Hospital and possibly keeping its emergency room intact."The Eden Township … Continue reading Eden District Edging Towards Voiding Disputed MOU

Three Directors Asked To Recuse Themselves Over Surgery Center

LEGAL QUESTION: IF CONFLICT OF INTEREST EXISTS WITH CENTER, WHY NOT SLH?  ************LAWYER: WEST, SAWHNEY, RATNESAR ALL EMPLOYED BY EDEN/SUTTERBy STEVEN TAVARESThe Citizen The sale of the Eden Township Healthcare District's share of the San Leandro Surgery Center sought by Sutter Health is still up in the air, but the nagging appearance of a conflict of interest … Continue reading Three Directors Asked To Recuse Themselves Over Surgery Center

Invoice Casts Doubt on Author of Ratnesar’s Letter

Citizen Exclusive! BILL TO EDEN DISTRICT REFERS TO SUTTER EMPLOYEE AS AUTHOR OF BOARDMEMBER'S DEC. 'LETTER TO THE COMMUNITY' By STEVEN TAVARESThe Citizen  The afternoon before the release of Eden Township Healthcare District boardmember Dr. Rajendra Ratnesar's contentious "Letter to the Community", the District CEO and media relations consultant conferred over a draft appearing to be attributed … Continue reading Invoice Casts Doubt on Author of Ratnesar’s Letter

Lawyer Out; Questions Begin

EDEN DISTRICT BOARD VOTES TO FIRE LEGAL COUNSEL, 3-2....THREE FORMER BOARDMEMBERS FAIL TO SWAY DIRECTORS....RATNESAR ON HOSPITAL: 'IT WILL GO DOWN IN FLAMES'.....CRITICS SAY FIRING PUTS NEGOTIATIONS WITH SUTTER AT RISK....ALSO SAY HOSPITAL COULD BE CLOSED JULY 1By STEVEN TAVARESThe CitizenHAYWARD, Calif. - A few members of the Eden Township Healthcare District added a new … Continue reading Lawyer Out; Questions Begin