Former CEO Who Wrecked St. Rose Hospital, Took $1.28M Severance, Named To ‘Measure A’ Blue Ribbon Committee

Michael MahoneyALAMEDA COUNTY | Michael Mahoney once ran one of the most crucial safety net hospitals in Alameda County. His mismanagement coupled with the dim realities of running a hospital in pre-Obamacare America led to the near bankruptcy of St. Rose Hospital in Hayward last year and a $1.28 million severance package from the county … Continue reading Former CEO Who Wrecked St. Rose Hospital, Took $1.28M Severance, Named To ‘Measure A’ Blue Ribbon Committee

Miley: A Lack Of Leadership In Oakland Is Hastening Crime Problem

ALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS//ROUNDUP | A multi-agency proposal that would add up to 90 public safety officers for high crime areas in Alameda County has some federal and local hoops to jump through before receiving the $67 million grant. This week, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, often on the periphery of rising crime in Oakland … Continue reading Miley: A Lack Of Leadership In Oakland Is Hastening Crime Problem

Sutter’s Change Of Heart Gives East Bay Officials Hope For San Leandro Hospital

St. Luke's Hospital in San FranciscoSAVE SAN LEANDRO HOSPITAL | Good news across the bay in San Francisco over Sutter Health’s deal to rebuild St. Luke’s Hospital and construct a smaller scale facility at Cathedral Hill is being viewed cautiously as a hopeful sign for the future of San Leandro Hospital.The fight by community members … Continue reading Sutter’s Change Of Heart Gives East Bay Officials Hope For San Leandro Hospital

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

Former St. Rose CEO Received $1.2 Million Severance After Being Pushed Out

>>COUNTY FOUND FUNDING TO MEET PAYROLL AFTER MAHONEY’S EXIT>>”Mahoney moved on to work for Tri CED, non-profit recycling center founded by Alameda County Supervisor Richard Valle.”HEALTH CARE | Sometime in March 2012, the then-CEO of Hayward’s St. Rose Hospital saw the writing on the wall after two Alameda County supervisors slammed his stewardship of the … Continue reading Former St. Rose CEO Received $1.2 Million Severance After Being Pushed Out

Healthcare District Says New St. Rose Operator Will Not Repay $1.1M Loan

>>PROPOSAL OMITS EMERGENCY LOAN>>“As a public agency, ETHD cannot legally make a ‘gift of public funds’ for $1.15M for the benefit of a for-profit corporation”HEALTH CARE | The Eden Township Healthcare District really wants to support the purchase of Hayward’s St. Rose Hospital to a Southern California operator, but before doing so, it wants repayment … Continue reading Healthcare District Says New St. Rose Operator Will Not Repay $1.1M Loan

Sex Sells: The Most Read East Bay Citizen Stories In 2012

2012 YEAR IN REVIEW | What a year it was for the East Bay Citizen. Through hard-hitting coverage of the 2012 election season you could not find anywhere else in the Bay Area news media to the unfortunate, yet glorious, spate of tabloid-style stories that emanated from the bowels of government this year, the site … Continue reading Sex Sells: The Most Read East Bay Citizen Stories In 2012

Forerunner To St. Rose’s Questionable New Operator Hit With $95,000 Fine

Prime's Dr. Prem ReddyHAYWARD | While the health care system in Alameda County undergoes significant growing pains in the run-up to Obamacare coming in 2014, the questionable acquisition of St. Rose Hospital by a group with close ties to a notorious Southern California hospital chain has flown under the radar.Last September, the governing board at … Continue reading Forerunner To St. Rose’s Questionable New Operator Hit With $95,000 Fine

Valle’s Strategy For Hayashi: ‘Wait To See The White In Her Eyes’ And Attack

ELECTION '12//ALCO SUPERVISOR DIST 2 | The hardscrabble fight between Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi and Supervisor Richard Valle for District 2 has oddly been missing the largest target for attack of all--Hayashi’s sordid tale of shoplifting $2,450 worth of clothes from Neiman Marcus in San Francisco last year. A few months ago at a meet and greet … Continue reading Valle’s Strategy For Hayashi: ‘Wait To See The White In Her Eyes’ And Attack

Valle, Hayashi Set Course For A Battle Over St. Rose Hospital

ELECTION ‘12//ALCO SUPERVISOR DIST 2 | The fate of St. Rose Hospital may be entwined with Supervisor Richard Valle’s bid to retain his seat on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors this November. Following a decade on its Board of Directors, the hospital now sees itself teetering on the verge of bankruptcy. For Valle, its resolution could also be his … Continue reading Valle, Hayashi Set Course For A Battle Over St. Rose Hospital

Hayward’s St. Rose Hospital Faces $3M Funding Gap By Sept. 30

Supervisors Wilma Chan and Richard Valle, St. Rose interimCEO Mak Nakayama/Photo Shane BondALAMEDA COUNTY//HEALTH CARE | Hayward's perennially cash-strapped St. Rose Hospital faces a projected $3 million hole by Sept. 30, according to county officials. In addition, another $3 million in cash flow issues by next January will require the hospital to seek $6 million in funds to help … Continue reading Hayward’s St. Rose Hospital Faces $3M Funding Gap By Sept. 30

South County Dems Issue Hayashi A Vote Of No-Confidence

ELECTION ‘12//ALCO DIST 2 | Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi received one of her most stunning rebukes yet last Wednesday from members of a local Democratic club that lies within the supervisorial district seem hopes to represent this fall.The chair of the Tri-Cities Democratic Forum, Dr. Raj Salwan, also a planning commissioner in Fremont, said its members … Continue reading South County Dems Issue Hayashi A Vote Of No-Confidence

Armas Interviewed School Board Candidates Vying For Chamber’s Endorsement

ELECTION ‘12//HAYWARD | By STEVEN TAVARES & SHANE BOND, The CitizenLess than five days after bowing out of the race for the Hayward school board, Jesus Armas may be in search of a successor.Armas, who, after two years, is not seeking re-election to the school board following reports of a illicit affair with another member, interviewed prospective … Continue reading Armas Interviewed School Board Candidates Vying For Chamber’s Endorsement

Board Of Supervisors Interview District 2 Candidates As Steele Withdraws Name

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS//REPLACING LOCKYERMay 29, 2012 | And then there were four candidates remaining to replace former Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer after her predecessor Gail Steele withdrew her name for consideration, according to County Administrator Susan Muranishi.No reason was given, but comments made by some board members in the past week more than hinted … Continue reading Board Of Supervisors Interview District 2 Candidates As Steele Withdraws Name

Interim St. Rose CEO Says He Would Welcome Being Part Of Eden Township

HAYWARD//ST. ROSE HOSPITALApril 23, 2012 | Despite the approval last week of a joint powers agreement by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors and nearby Washington Township Health Care Distict hoping to stave off bankruptcy at St. Rose Hospital in Hayward, the struggling facility is still flirting with another local health care district.During a meeting of … Continue reading Interim St. Rose CEO Says He Would Welcome Being Part Of Eden Township