Eden Medical Center’s intensive care unit (ICU) The support of generous donors in the community will enable Eden to acquire new technologies to ensure world-class ICU care for patients with serious health conditions.
Philanthropy has been critical to ensuring top-notch care for our most critical patients. Eden ICU treats roughly 1,500 patients annually providing specialized care for the most seriously ill patients in Castro Valley — requiring 24-hour supervision by specially trained staff equipped with sophisticated, life-sustaining technologies. Donors have helped to ensure the latest technologies for local patients including a new mobile MRI monitor and additional ventilators.
Both in preparing for a surge in COVID-19 cases and caring for all ICU patients at the height of the pandemic, the providers’ workload increased significantly. Physicians and support staff took on extra shifts while hospitalists, therapists and nurses from other departments cross-trained in intensive care to fill in any gaps, tend to overflow patients and be on call. These selfless efforts allowed the ICU to maintain the high level of care it is known for, even upholding its ratio of one registered nurse per one or two patients.