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

Cutter rips healthcare district for not paying ‘fair share’ to San Leandro Hospital

“I am quite outraged at what Eden does and how theydo it," said San Leandro Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter.Cutter also questions Eden Township CEO's paySAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL | San Leandro Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter excoriated the local healthcare district during a council meeting Monday night.for its refusal to further fund San Leandro Hospital.The hospital, … Continue reading Cutter rips healthcare district for not paying ‘fair share’ to San Leandro Hospital

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

Study: Hospitals will be Hampered by Legislation Asking Non-Profits for Tax-Exempt Accountability

ASSEMBLY | HEALTH CARE | A state legislative audit two years ago found non-profit hospitals receiving lucrative tax-exemptions lack accounting for the amount of charity care they provide. Last year, East Bay Assemblymembers Bob Wieckowski and Rob Bonta authored a bill based on the audit's recommendations. Wieckowski pulled the bill last May.However, a study released … Continue reading Study: Hospitals will be Hampered by Legislation Asking Non-Profits for Tax-Exempt Accountability

Sutter Health’s Epic Fail

HEALTH CARE | It seems San Leandro Hospital got out from under the thumb of Sutter Health in the nick of time. The California Nurses Association on Tuesday harshly criticized the hospital provider for potentially putting patients at risk when its $1 billion records keeping computer program went dark for most of the day on … Continue reading Sutter Health’s Epic Fail

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

San Leandro Hospital Deal May Not Be Done By Deadline, But Don’t Worry

SAN LEANDRO HOSPITAL | The letter of intent between Sutter Health and Alameda Health System (AHS) to keep San Leandro Hospital open expires July 1. However, if July 2 comes around without a deal in place, don’t worry; says Wright Lassiter, the head of AHS, it’s not the end of the world.Lassiter told The Citizen … Continue reading San Leandro Hospital Deal May Not Be Done By Deadline, But Don’t Worry

Letter Of Intent Makes No Mention Of Keeping ER In San Leandro Open

SAN LEANDRO HOSPITAL | The letter of intent signed two weeks ago by Sutter Health and Alameda Health System does not include language assuring the emergency room at San Leandro Hospital stays open. The proposed deal to transfer title of the facility to the former Alameda County Medical Center along with a $22 million subsidy … Continue reading Letter Of Intent Makes No Mention Of Keeping ER In San Leandro Open

The Lengths Non-Profit Hospitals Go To Scam Taxpayers On Charity Care

SUNDAY COLUMN | As the Legislature made a mad dash this week to clear its calendar of bills from its houses of origin, one specific floor debate in the Assembly showed why many distrust government and unfortunately assume their hands are tied by the sheer volume of corruption to do anything about it.Non-profit hospitals, which … Continue reading The Lengths Non-Profit Hospitals Go To Scam Taxpayers On Charity Care

Wieckowski’s Bill Adding Accountability To Non-Profit Charity Care Falls Short

ASSEMBLY//HEALTH CARE | An Assembly bill steeped in the long-running fight to save one East Bay hospital failed passage Friday morning after several attempts. The bill authored by Fremont Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski and co-sponsored by Assemblyman Rob Bonta would have standardized the reporting of charity care dollars by the state’s non-profit hospital providers. The Legislature’s … Continue reading Wieckowski’s Bill Adding Accountability To Non-Profit Charity Care Falls Short

‘This Is It’ Says County Official Asking Healthcare District For $20M Subsidy To Save San Leandro Hospital

SAVE SAN LEANDRO HOSPITAL | Asking for a $1,000 loan from skeptical parents is one thing, urging a struggling health care district to pony up $20 million to save a hospital’s emergency room is another. Sitting astride a lone office chair before the Eden Township Healthcare District Wednesday evening, the Director of Alameda County Healthcare Services … Continue reading ‘This Is It’ Says County Official Asking Healthcare District For $20M Subsidy To Save San Leandro Hospital