Watch Jamie Greenwood, health and lifestyle coach, make a healthy holiday recipe in a few simple steps: Thyme-Scented Mushroom Barley Pilaf.Read More about Thyme-Scented Mushroom and Barley Pilaf
One in six people in the United States goes hungry. To help those less fortunate, Sutter Health donated $50,000 to three East Bay food banks.Read More about Sutter Health Donation to the East Bay Feeds Many in Need This Holiday Season
Controlling Hypertension Through Smart Shopping
Join Eden Medical Center staff for this fun interactive presentation and learn how to better manage your food choices to control high blood pressure and to lower our risk of heart disease. Get tips on how to reduce sodium intake, how to read food labels, and how to make healthy meal choices, either when cooking or dining out.
Tuesday, February 25
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Ashland Community Center, 1530 167th Ave, San Leandro, CA 94578
For more information or to reserve your space, call 510-886-7733
Getting to the Heart of What Matters
Staying active and engaged is the best medicine for us not only physically, but mentally – keeping our heart healthy is just one way. Understand what increases your chances of developing heart disease and learn how you can lower your risk so you can stay on top of your game.
Thursday, February 27
9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
San Leandro Senior Center, 13909 East 14th Street, San Leandro
Call 510-577-3462 to register
Once again Eden Medical Center has answered the call from Castro Valley Outreach to bring some holiday cheer to local families who otherwise would not find gifts under the tree. More than 150 families signed up this year to receive a helping hand during the holidays—a number that has steadily increased each year.
This year, Eden staff and departments “adopted” 15 families, resulting in a conference room filled with gifts of toys, clothes, gift cards, and more. Volunteers from Castro Valley Outreach came to pick up the gifts on Dec. 16 and will deliver them to the families in time for Christmas.
“Eden Medical Center is such an integral part of the life of the community and it is wonderful that the staff came together with such a cheerful spirit to give to 15 families in need who will appreciate your kindness tremendously,” said Rev. Va’Nechia Rayford, who organized the effort at Eden.
Heartfelt thanks to the following departments for your generous spirit: Admitting, Birth Center, Case Management/Social Work, Community Education, Diagnostic Imaging, Eden Foundation, Emergency/Trauma, Finance, ICU, Laboratory, Marketing & Communications, Nursing Education, Patient Care Services, Professional Services, Rehabilitation, Risk Management, Staffing Office/Float Pool, Surgical Services, Telemetry (6th Floor) and Tumor Registry.
Castro Valley Outreach has been helping needy families in Castro Valley for 22 years. Schools, businesses and individuals adopt a family, or in the case of Eden Medical Center, multiple families. The organization focuses on a food drive at Thanksgiving, which Eden staff also supported, and gift drive during December. They also provide assistance as needed to families throughout the year.
Watch Jamie Greenwood, health and lifestyle coach, make a healthy holiday recipe in a few simple steps: Thyme-Scented Mushroom Barley Pilaf.
View Jamie’s other recipes on the Alta Bates Summit website: Wellness for Life Cooking Classes
Come give the gift of life by giving blood!
Hospitals must ensure that blood and blood products are available whenever needed–and not just during emergencies and trauma situations–so your blood donation is very important.
“Most people don’t know that blood is also given to patients like premature babies in our newborn intensive care unit, cancer patients receiving chemo therapy, surgical patients and patients with severe infection or anemia,” says Dr. Shaieb. “Patients are given donated blood whenever they cannot make enough red blood cells, platelets, or clotting factors or if more blood is being lost than their body can produce.”
What: Eden Medical Center Blood Drive
When: Monday, Dec. 16, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: The blood drive will be held at the Conference Center in the medical office building, 20101 Lake Chabot Road, 2nd floor. Drop ins are welcome! Although it’s not necessary to make an appointment, if you’d like to do so, please visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-BEADONOR.
Stay a step ahead of your diabetes care through Eden Medical Center’s Diabetes Management Series in Castro Valley on Wed., Jan. 8, 15 & 22; and Tues., Feb. 4.
See below for details. Come join us!
What: FREE Keys to Living Well with Diabetes (2-part class)
When: Wed., Jan. 8 and 15, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Access Keys to Living Well with Diabetes
What: FREE Diabetes and Your Feet: Staying a Step Ahead
When: Wed. Jan. 22, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Access Diabetes and Your Feet: Staying a Step Ahead online
What: Insulin Pump Support Group for Diabetics
When: Tues. Feb. 4, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Where: Call 510-727-3032 for more information
To help provide nutritious meals for those less fortunate this holiday season, Sutter Health donated $50,000 to three East Bay food banks: Read More about Sutter Health Donation to the East Bay Feeds Many in Need This Holiday Season
During this traditional time of giving, many of us in the East Bay are moved to share the joy of the season by donating our time or money to local charities, food banks and faith-based groups.
Every contribution and donation is important, but one donation often overlooked during the holidays is the gift of life: donating blood.
While we usually know where our monetary or food donations go, do you know where your blood donation goes and whose life you are helping to save? Read More about Don’t Forget the Gift of Life