On Wednesday, June 15, 2016, after careful evaluation, the EHD Board of Directors approved a grant in the amount of $1.3M for St Rose Hospital.
One major focus of Eden Health District is to oversee an endowment fund known as the Community Health Fund to benefit the health and wellness needs of the District. Through responsible investments, the fund has grown each year, enabling local organizations, as grant recipients, to provide much-needed health care services to those within our communities.
“St. Rose appreciates Eden Township’s past support and current support of St. Rose as we continue to meet the healthcare needs of all members of the community” says Lex Reddy, President and CEO of St. Rose Hospital.
“This is yet another example of the District’s commitment to supporting local non-profit community agencies in any way we can, said Les Friedman, EHD Board Chair. When St. Rose couldn’t meet payroll, they turned to Eden Health District, and we were there for them. As St. Rose continues to reach out to the underserved in our community we recognize their efforts and are there for them once again.”
EHD Board Member Tom Lorentzen said, “Taking this action was the right thing for both St. Rose and the people the Eden Health District serves. We are glad to continue to make this valued contribution to enable key medical services available to all who need them. It is consistent with other leadership roles that the Eden District has taken to enable San Leandro Hospital to remain open and for the Eden Medical Center to remain in Castro Valley.”
Since its inception, the District has given more than $12 million in health-related grants to non-profit and government agencies advancing the health and well-being of our residents. All non-profit organizations and government agencies serving the health needs of residents of the District are eligible to apply for grants.