We Got the Keys!

Posted on Jul 13, 2012

New Eden Hospital July 2012

By Julie Ruiz-Wibbelsmann

Today, George Bischalaney, CEO of Eden Medical Center, received the keys to our new hospital at a ceremony on the patio garden.

Crowd gathers at tables on new hospital patio for our key ceremony. Crowd gathers at tables on new hospital patio and enjoys cake at the key ceremony.








Mr. Bischalaney reflected on the outstanding achievements of the project team over the past three years and their long, hard work in moving the new Eden Medical Center from an idea to a reality. “Today, I want to acknowledge all the amazing work our project team–along with the hundreds of men and women who worked on this project–has done to make this happen,” he said. “It’s a prideful and exciting day for us.”


Cassandra Clark, communications lead, and George Bischalaney, CEO, presenting at the key ceremony.

He also added that it would not have happened without the time and efforts of Bryan Daylor, vice president of ancillary services at Eden Medical Center; Bob Bosold, project director for Eden Medical Center; and Cassandra Clark, communications lead for the team.

Project Team

Project Team

“It’s unusual to deliver a project this complex on budget and on time,” explained Digby Christian, Sutter Health project manager, “but this team put forth an amazing effort to make that happen.”

Interventional Radiology Staff

George Hurley, DPR general contractor, noted: “It is an honor for us to be part of building such a great hospital. It was wonderful to see the design and construction teams working together so effectively and successfully, and what a great reception the local community gave us.”

“Now that we have the keys to our new hospital,” said Mr. Bischalaney, “I am excited and confident that we will continue to do great things as we move forward.”

With the handing over of the keys, we continue to transition to the new hospital, beginning with training and orientations for our staff, as we get ready for opening our doors on December 1, 2012.

Light reflecting off the windows of the new hospital

Watch a time-lapse video of the construction of the new Eden Medical Center from July 2009 to July 2012.

The new hospital opens on December 1, 2012!

Time Lapse Video of Construction at New Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley



  1. Should”ve saved the money on that multi-million dollar sculpture and spent it on putting a roof over the plant. Things rust and go haywire when they sit outside in the elements. What about the engineers that have to work out in the exposure? Raincoats or umbrellas? In my opinion someone wasn”t thinking clearly on this one. Otherwise it looks very nice.

    • Thank you for the feedback. We’ve planned ahead to ensure the safety of all our employees and the long-term care of the building.

  2. Congratulations and thank you to this wonderful team of people committed to building this amazing hospital and getting it done ahead of schedule. Castro Valley is very fortunate. This is such a great example of what can be accomplished when people work together toward a common goal.

    • Thank you for your feedback.

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