Senior Fall Prevention Fair

Posted on Sep 19, 2014

fall-preventionFor seniors and those who have difficulty with balance and movement, a fall can be devastating.

The Trauma Prevention and Education Program at Eden Medical Center will present the Fall Prevention Fair on  Tuesday, Sept. 30 from 9:30 to 11:45 p.m. at the San Leandro Senior Community Center.

This annual event gives attendees the knowledge and awareness to prevent falls, offering:

  • individual medication management
  • balance assessment
  • information and discussion
  • balance exercises
  • giveaways and refreshments

Anyone wishing to attend should call Chris Graham, Trauma Prevention Coordinator at 510-727-3176 to register.

Get the 4-1-1 on Early Cancer Detection

Posted on Sep 19, 2014


Eden Medical Center’s Cancer Committee will present the annual cancer symposium focused on early cancer detection and the breast cancer patient navigator program. This free presentation also includes an open house at the Imaging Center and free bone density screening (first come, first served). Light refreshments will be served.

Thursday, October 9
6:00 p.m. Imaging Center Open House (hospital building, first floor)
7:00 p.m. Presentations (MOB Conference Center)

To register at this event, call 1-888-445-8433


The Relationship between GERD, Heartburn and Esophageal Cancer
Presented by Wilson Tsai, M.D., thoracic surgery

According to the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, cancer of the esophagus is on the rise. This particular type of cancer occurs most commonly in Caucasians, as well as people who suffer from GERD and heartburn. Learn about the relationship between GERD, heartburn and cancer and how you can lower your risk.

The Latest Advancements in Breast Cancer Diagnostics
Presented by Keyvan Nouri, M.D., radiology

Learn how 3-D tomosynthesis and breast MRI are used to improve breast cancer diagnosis and management and reduce unnecessary breast biopsies.

Your Breast Cancer Journey—You’re Not Alone
Presented by Joyce McCullen, breast cancer navigator and Joanne Sexton, tumor registry

The words, “You have breast cancer,” can strike fear and uncertainty. Fortunately, a new program at Eden is designed to support people who are recently diagnosed with breast cancer.  Learn how Eden’s physicians and certified breast cancer patient navigator can provide guidance, resources, and emotional support to those who are preparing for their journey and beyond.

Brown Is The New Green

Posted on Sep 8, 2014

Water is vital to caring for patients, maintaining proper hygiene and keeping a clean environment. So, how can health care facilities join the common effort to conserve water?

Landscaping, irrigation and outdoor washing have been reduced and all Sutter Health facilities are reviewing water consumption and looking for ways to save.

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“I think the public expects to see that rather than lush green lawns during a drought,” says Susan Frank, president of Suma Landscaping Inc., which maintains the grounds at all the Alta Bates Summit campuses.

The goal is to permanently reduce water use while providing patients with high-quality care and personal service.

Water conservation measures across the East Bay region:

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center

  •         Drought resistant and native vegetation at the new Merritt Pavilion
  •         Landscaping and irrigation systems designed to reduce water consumption
  •         Irrigation systems monitored
  •         Lawn watering limited to two or three days a week
  •         Water-saving plumbing fixtures in the new building

Eden Medical Center

  •         Drought resistant and native vegetation

Sutter Delta Medical Center

  •         Irrigation system surveyed and repaired
  •         Watering reduced from five days a week to two days a week
  •         Duration of watering reduced to five to six minutes from eight to 10 minutes

That burning sensation: What you need to know about heartburn

Posted on Aug 1, 2014

????????????If you’ve ever experienced heartburn – also known as Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or GERD – you know how uncomfortable it can be. Approximately seven million people in the U.S. experience some symptoms of GERD. Besides heartburn, GERD symptoms can fall into two categories. Typical symptoms include regurgitation, bloating, or an acidic taste in the back of the mouth. Less common symptoms include asthma, persistent coughing, shortness of breath and even recurrent pneumonia. These less frequent symptoms are often misdiagnosed and the root cause never recognized. Read More

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: Read More

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. Read More

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

Posted on Jul 10, 2014

castro valley fun run

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.