Alameda County expects to receive first doses of Pfizer covid-19 vaccine on Friday

Alameda County's initial allotment of the Pfizer covid-19 vaccine is expected to arrive this Friday, county health officials said. "The big headline is, we don't have it yet," said Dr. Kathleen Clanon, medical director for Alameda County Health Care Services Agency. When the shipment of nearly 14,000 doses of the vaccine finally arrives for frontline … Continue reading Alameda County expects to receive first doses of Pfizer covid-19 vaccine on Friday

Eden Health District replaces board director who quit to attend medical school

Castro Valley resident Pam Russo was appointed by the Eden Health District Board of Directors to replace Megan Lynch, the first-term director who recently resigned to attend medical school. Russo is the currently director of the Hayward Area Recreational and Parks District Foundation and a former St. Rose Hospital nurse and administrator. “At an unprecedented … Continue reading Eden Health District replaces board director who quit to attend medical school

Eden Health District to purchase 100,000 medical masks; help fund 3 testing sites

The Eden Health District Board of Directors authorized the purchase of 100,000 new medical masks on Wednesday, in addition, to helping fund three proposed covid-19 mobile testing sites in Alameda County. "We're going to end up being the lightning rod for getting this thing going," said Gordon Galvan, chair of the Eden Health District Board … Continue reading Eden Health District to purchase 100,000 medical masks; help fund 3 testing sites

COVID-19: Hayward moves to protect renters. ‘I’m a little disappointed this doesn’t cover all people’

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Eden Interim CEO named: Meet the new boss, same as the old boss

After enjoying more than two years of retirement from serving as CEO of Central Alameda County's Eden Health District, Dev Mahadevan is back. The district named Mahadevan as interim CEO on Wednesday. Mahdevan spent nine years as the district's CEO before departing in July 2017. But in recent months, Mahadevan had been tasked with lease … Continue reading Eden Interim CEO named: Meet the new boss, same as the old boss

‘We have a problem on our hands’: Safety net hospital’s plight continues

The uncertain future of Hayward's St. Rose Hospital, a safety net hospital serving a large number of Southern Alameda County's Medi-Cal and uninsured residents, has vexed county and city officials for years. But the resolve for continually propping up the struggling hospital is beginning to show serious signs of fraying. During an Alameda County Board … Continue reading ‘We have a problem on our hands’: Safety net hospital’s plight continues

Cash-strapped Eden Health District eyes well-known, high-priced consultants

The Eden Health District, once the target of dissolution backed by some members of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors and other elected officials, in part, because of its limited recent record of funding health-related endeavors in central Alameda County, is eyeing two well-known and high-priced consultants to help them regain their standing in the … Continue reading Cash-strapped Eden Health District eyes well-known, high-priced consultants