U.S. News & World Report recognizes Eden Medical Center as one of the ‘Best Hospitals’

Posted on Jul 16, 2014

????????????????????????????????????????????????????All three Sutter Health hospitals in the East Bay rank in the top 12 among the San Francisco Bay Area’s 46 hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Hospitals” guide.

The report ranked Sutter Health’s Eden Medical Center, Alta Bates Medical Center and Sutter Delta Medical Center among California’s 440 hospitals as follows:
• Eden Medical Center – ranked #8 in the Bay Area and rated it “high performing” in Gastroenterology & GI surgery, Nephrology, Orthopedics and Urology.
• Alta Bates Summit (Alta Bates Campus) – ranked #7 in the Bay Area and rated it “high performing” in Cancer, Gastroenterology & GI surgery, Gynecology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, and Orthopedics.
• Alta Bates Summit (Summit Campus) – ranked #10 in the Bay Area and rated it “high performing” in Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Neurology & Neurosurgery, and Orthopedics
• Sutter Delta Medical Center – ranked #12 in the Bay Area and rated it “high performing” in Nephrology and Urology.

“Sutter Health’s East Bay medical centers are proud to be recognized again as among the best hospitals in the region,” said David Bradley, President, Sutter Health East Bay Region. “This recognition reinforces our reputation for providing outstanding, quality care each day across the wide range of services offered to patients by our exceptional teams of physicians, nurses and clinical staff.”

A total of eight Sutter Health hospitals received recognition. The others are California Pacific Medical Center, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. The U.S. News & World Report survey ranked hospitals according to reputation, mortality, patient safety and other areas, including nurse staffing and technology. The complete rankings are available here: U.S. News & World Report.

Eden Medical Center Welcomes New CEO Terry Glubka

Posted on Jul 11, 2014

Terry GlubkaSutter Health is pleased to announce that today, Terry Glubka, R.N., MBA, became the new CEO of Eden Medical Center. Terry is the eighth CEO, and the first woman to hold the post, in Eden’s 60-year history.

Eden Medical Center is an award-winning, 130-bed hospital and trauma center that treats 37,000 emergency room and 1,300 trauma patients a year in a brand new hospital setting. It is one of the largest employers in central Alameda County, with more than 1,100 employees.

“I look forward to building on Eden’s rich history in the community and its many successes and programs. I have great passion for providing the best patient/family experience, the best quality and the most affordable healthcare in the community,” said Glubka.

“I cannot imagine a better person to lead Eden Medical Center at this time,” said David Bradley, Regional President of Sutter Health in the East Bay. “Terry has a proven track record of physician recruitment and retention, specialty service line development and improved health care access for the community.”

With more than more than 30 years of health care experience, Terry is a trained clinician and a thoughtful leader committed to preserving the community’s access to quality care. In her previous position as CEO of Sutter Solano Medical Center in Vallejo, Terry oversaw major capital projects, including construction of a $24.5 million, 60,000-square-foot cancer center and medical office building, and renovation projects in Diagnostic Imaging Services, the Emergency Department, Outpatient Ambulatory Services and Endoscopy Services.

The physicians and staff of Eden Medical Center welcome Terry and look forward to working under her leadership to continue to serve the health care needs of the community.

George Bischalaney, who has been Eden’s CEO since 1998, will be retiring. Bischalaney’s leadership was instrumental in the building of the new Eden Medical Center, which opened in December 2012.


Eden Medical Center’s Run to the Lake 5K/10K: Kid’s Dash and Free Health Expo

Posted on Jul 10, 2014

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Come join us for the 16th Annual Run to the Lake at Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley!

There’s something for everyone–a 5K walk/run, 10K run and kid’s dash!

Eden Medical Center is also hosting a free health expo featuring music, giveaways, refreshments, health information, free health screenings, and an expired medication drop-off center.

Both 5K and 10K courses run from Eden Medical Center to Lake Chabot Park and back. The 5K course is on paved surfaces while the 10K course winds along the rolling west trail of beautiful Lake Chabot with paved and trail paths.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

7:30-10:30 a.m. Free Health Expo

8:00 a.m. 5K/10K Start

9:30 a.m. Kids Dash Start

Register Online – 5K / 10K / Kids Dash Online registration open until 11 p.m. on July 10. For more information, please visit our Run to the Lake webpage.

New Urgent Care Clinic Opens in Castro Valley

Posted on Jul 10, 2014

????????On Monday, June 16, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) opened a new urgent care clinic in Castro Valley. Located on the first floor of SEBMF’s medical office building at 20101 Lake Chabot Rd., the clinic offers a convenient service for patients who need non-emergency care after their doctor’s office is closed, or on weekends and holidays.

The clinic provides expert, same-day care for adults and children. Staffed by both emergency physicians and primary care physicians, the urgent care team of doctors and support staff work closely together to provide prompt, quality and convenient care for medical conditions, that while not emergencies, require care within 24 hours. As part of the service, a complete treatment report is provided to the patient’s personal physician for follow up after the visit. In addition, SEBMF’s outpatient imaging and lab services, which are also located in the Castro Valley medical office building, now have extended hours to provide services to urgent care patients.


Jeffrey Leinen, M.D., FACEP, Urgent Care Medical Director.

“Patients will be able to get the outstanding care they have come to expect from Sutter Health in a convenient location,” said Urgent Care Medical Director Jeffrey Leinen, M.D., FACEP. “Plus, we work closely with their regular doctors after they come to us to ensure they continue to get proper care.”

Common conditions that can be treated include:sore throat, cold and flu, vomiting, diarrhea, asthma, headaches, ear infections, urinary tract infections, sprains, strains, bumps and bruises, and back pain, among others. Sutter Urgent Care does not provide emergency services. If a medical problem is life-threatening, you should call 911 or go to the hospital emergency room.

At this time, Sutter Urgent Care in Castro Valley is open from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday – Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and holidays. Hours may be extended in the future. You can check hours and wait times at suttereastbay.org/urgentcare.

Saving a Student’s Heart

Posted on Jul 9, 2014

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In March, Cinthia Zapien became one of the first patients in the Bay Area to receive a subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (S-ICD) that treats irregular heart rhythms. Cinthia’s physician, Dr. Michael Lee, a cardiologist with Alta Bates Medical Center expects Cinthia to have a full and productive healthy life.

A year ago, Cinthia Zapien – a 21-year-old college student with a bright future – learned that she had a genetic heart disorder that put her at risk of dying from sudden cardiac arrest. Cinthia has Long QT Syndrome, a rare abnormality of the heart’s electrical activity that causes dangerous heart arrhythmias. Cinthia started suffering fainting spells and other symptoms about five years ago and much of her father’s side of the family all suffers from the same disorder.

“My aunt and three of her daughters have the same condition and one of my cousins died when she was 11,” said Cinthia. “All of my sisters and my father are being monitored for Long QT Syndrome as well.”

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Don’t Let the Heat Get You Down!

Posted on May 12, 2014

heatwave drinking waterOur first round of heat is headed for the Bay Area. With the thermometer heading higher in some local areas this weekend, we are reminded of: spare the air, hum of air conditioners and fans and a few healthy tips.

While it doesn’t happen often, a heat wave in the Bay Area can have unwanted affects if we don’t take proper precautions. Eden Medical Center physicians have some hints that can help keep you and yours out of trouble and hopefully out of a local Emergency Department.

Listen to your local news. When the thermometer rises, there are precautions that can be taken that will keep you and yours safe. Read More

National Nurses Week–In Appreciation of Our Nurses

Posted on May 6, 2014

ANA-NNW2014-LogoDuring National Nurses Week (May 6 – 12), we celebrate our outstanding nurses, who collaborate every day with patients, families and colleagues to deliver outstanding care.

In honor of Nurses Week, we are happy to showcase some of our outstanding East Bay nurses speaking about their chosen profession in our video below. Their passion for what they do shines brightly like the stars they are. You can watch them here.

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