Eden Medical Center Celebrates 5 Years of Incredible Impact
Eden Hospital, which first opened in 1954, was reborn as Eden Medical Center on December 1, 2012. In the five years since over 240,000 patients have been touched by the teams of doctors and nurses who work in the hospital.
The seven-story, 130-bed acute care hospital has a 24-hour emergency room and trauma center, as well as state-of-the-art surgical suites, a birthing center and advanced imaging capabilities. Comprehensive cancer services allow patients to receive treatment close to home.
Since the new hospital opened five years ago, it has seen:
- 5,842 babies born
- 233,505 visits to the Emergency Room
- 42,760 admissions
- 4,449 patients in the Trauma Center
Totals from 2013 through 2017 (annualized)
The adjacent 80,000 square foot, four-story medical office building is home to primary care doctors, pediatricians, OB-GYNs, and specialists in orthopedics, endocrinology, urology, diabetes, asthma, and ENT. The first floor is home to the Urgent Care Center.
Awards and Accolades
Through the dedication of staff and supporters, Eden Medical Center has earned praise for delivering high quality care. In the past five years the hospital has been recognized with the following:
- Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence recognition from American College of Radiology – first in the state!
- C-section Honor Roll for reducing unnecessary cesarean births, awarded by Ca. Health and Human Services Dept.
- Earned Top Performer designation from the Joint Commission and High Performer status from U.S. News & World Report for high quality care.
- Get with the Guidelines® Stroke Gold-Plus quality achievement award from American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
- Partnership for Life Silver Award for promoting enrollment in organ and tissue donation registries, awarded by U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services, Div. of Transplantation.
- LGBT Healthcare Equality Leader recognition from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
Eden Medical Center, part of the Sutter Health network, is a not-for-profit and invests its earnings back into the local community. Last year Sutter Health invested $2,343,215.00 in Eden’s service area which includes Castro Valley, San Leandro, Hayward, Cherryland, Ashland and San Lorenzo.
“Just as we invest in our community, our community invests in us” said Kathleen Jose Le, Director of Philanthropy for Eden Medical Center. “We are so grateful for the donations from our patients, families, and community members who make it possible for our local hospital to buy lifesaving equipment and enhance services.”
Earlier this year donors allowed Eden Medical Center to purchase new technology for complex brain and spine surgery. “Deep-seated brain tumors and blood clots have often been beyond the reach of neurosurgeons because surgery carries its own risk” said Glen Jett, Executive Director, Neuroscience and Oncology. “Using the new technology called BrightMatterTM, surgeons can map a patient’s brain in 3-D to see where critical nerve pathways are and plan the best surgical approach around them.” The technology has aided 32 neuro-surgical cases since it was installed in July of this year. Eden Medical Center is the first hospital in Northern California to employ the system, adding to the already exceptional reputation of Eden’s Neuroscience Center.