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

‘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

How Hospital Could Have Been A Thorny Issue For Santos

SANTOS, GREGORY COULD HAVE BEEN ON THE HOOK FOR HOSPITAL IF DISTRICT HAD NOT ACTEDBy Steven TavaresA year ago, San Leandro's economic outlook was the basically the same as today. More businesses were leaving than coming and the city's financial reserves continue to nosedive as more programs and services were cut to balance the budget. If the … Continue reading How Hospital Could Have Been A Thorny Issue For Santos

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

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

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

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?

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

Eden Board to Fire Legal Representation

>>>Citizen Exclusive<<<MAYOR, COUNCILMAN MET WITH WEST; SANTOS SAYS FIRING WOULD HAMPER POSSIBLE 'ARRANGEMENT' IN THE WORKSBy STEVEN TAVARESThe CitizenEden Township Healthcare District boardmembers will attempt to fire their legal representation for the second time in less than a week. The District announced a special meeting for tonight less than two days after Director Dr. Vin … Continue reading Eden Board to Fire Legal Representation

Eden Board Unsuccessfully Attempts to Fire Counsel

DR. VIN SAWHNEY'S MOTION TO TERMINATE DISTRICT'S COUNSEL FAILS....NEW MEMBER DR. WEST TORPEDOES MOTION.....SAWHNEY: 'I DO NOT HAVE CONFIDENCE IN HIM.'....LAWYER CALLS SAWHNEY 'FOOLISH'.By STEVEN TAVARESThe CitizenHAYWARD, Calif. - Many in the community, including a few local officials, have long questioned the credibility of the Eden Township Healthcare District's legal counsel. Wednesday night, Board Director … Continue reading Eden Board Unsuccessfully Attempts to Fire Counsel

San Leandro in Need of a Caped Crusader?

Did Starosciak make the campaign's first blunder? | Santos' speech: like a bad actor who won't end his death scene | It's the hospital, stupid! | Corbett gives Dr. West her blessing | Can Cassidy be the next Lincecum?What if political consulting, like news on the Internet, became free?.....In any race, it is never too … Continue reading San Leandro in Need of a Caped Crusader?

EDEN TOWNSHIP GOES WEST

Breaking News--Read it Here FirstDR. BILL WEST APPOINTED UNANIMOUSLY TO REPLACE DR. KRANBy STEVEN TAVARESThe CitizenHAYWARD, Calif. - The Save San Leandro Hospital constituency got a shot in the arm Wednesday night with the appointment of Dr. Bill West to the Eden Township Healthcare District Board of Directors. Like a nurse administering a menacingly long … Continue reading EDEN TOWNSHIP GOES WEST

Two Familiar Names, One Newcomer Vie for Healthcare Seat

RICO, WEST, HULL HAVE INTEREST IN REPLACING KRANThe Citizen has learned at least three medical professionals have submitted their intention to replace former Eden Township Healthcare District Director Dr. Walter Kran, who resigned Sept. 28.Sources close to the everyday dealings of the District say Dr. Ronald Hull, Dr. William West and Dr. Francisco Rico have … Continue reading Two Familiar Names, One Newcomer Vie for Healthcare Seat