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’

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

San Leandro Residents, Nurses Cast Hope In County Supervisors Saving Hospital

SAVE LEANDRO HOSPITALMay 3, 2012 | While the possible closing of San Leandro Hospital is now measured in weeks and months, rather than years, there remains optimism the facility and its workers still have options to stave off Sutter's reported intent to file a 90-day notice with the county to shutter its emergency roomAbout 100 nurses … Continue reading San Leandro Residents, Nurses Cast Hope In County Supervisors Saving Hospital

‘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

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

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

San Leandro Hospital to Remain Open for the Near-Term

FACILITY REMAINS SAFE FOR BETWEEN 6-24 MONTHS; EDEN GUARANTEED TO BE REBUILTBy Steven TavaresThe Eden Township Healthcare District and Sutter Health have called a ceasefire for the time being. The District announced Wednesday evening the sides have agreed to keep San Leandro Hospital in operation until pending litigation is complete. Sutter has also promised to … Continue reading San Leandro Hospital to Remain Open for the Near-Term

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

A Starting Point in Negotiations

Eden District Director Calls Possible Sutter Proposal A 'Starting Point" By Steven TavaresVery little news has trickled out the past month with the Eden Township Healthcare District 's battle with Sutter Health over the fate of San Leandro Hospital. The reason according to numerous sources is the countersuit filed by the District March 10 forced Sutter … Continue reading A Starting Point in Negotiations

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

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

Surgery Center For Sale; but not to Sutter?

DISTRICT POSTPONES APPROVAL OF SALE TO SUTTER FOR $1.19M By STEVEN TAVARESThe CitizenWhen it comes to potential buyers for the Eden Township Healthcare District's stake in the San Leandro Surgery Center, the For Sale sign may be coming down when it comes to Sutter Health.The board went against a recommendation to sell its partnership in the … Continue reading Surgery Center For Sale; but not to Sutter?

District Uprising Nearly Complete

THE EDITORIALJust three months ago, the makeup of the Eden Township Healthcare District was a fairly consistent majority of boardmembers comfortable with acquiescing to Sutter Health's plan for San Leandro Hospital to become an acute rehabilitation facility.The swing vote was Dr. Walter Kran and the District's legal counsel was allegedly orchestrating the board's movements through … Continue reading District Uprising Nearly Complete

Sutter Threatened Litigation Against Hospital Suitor

PRIME HEALTH TOLD TO BACK OFF; COMMENTS MADE IN THE CITIZEN LED TO LETTERBy STEVEN TAVARESThe Citizen Sutter Health sent a letter within the past two weeks to both the Eden Township Healthcare District and Prime Healthcare, the Southern California health provider with interest in operating San Leandro Hospital, threatening litigation if the two sides engage in future … Continue reading Sutter Threatened Litigation Against Hospital Suitor

Who Wants to be Supervisor?

The Corbett Effect | Meet the Underdog | SLH'S Holy Trinity | Cutter Gets Boost | Snitches Help S.L.What an eventful first week of 2010. Apparently, a few local politicians made New Year's resolutions to call it quits. Alameda County Supervisor Alice Lai-Bitker announced she would not seek re-election, San Leandro City Council candidate Peggy … Continue reading Who Wants to be Supervisor?