Who We Are

Who We Are

The Eden Health District (the District) is a government entity under the Local Health Care District Law (Statutes 1945, Chapter 932; Health and Safety Code, Division 23, Sections 32000 et seq., of the State of California).

Mission

The mission of the Eden Health District is to improve the health of the community we serve by providing access to direct and indirect care services and health education.

Vision Statement

Our priority is improving health outcomes for our most vulnerable residents by working closely with community and public agencies through prevention, health education, and rapid response to emerging health issues.

EHD

The Eden Health District was established in 1948 to build and operate Eden Hospital, a community hospital to serve residents of Castro Valley, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Hayward and nearby communities. The District operated Eden Hospital until 1998, when Eden Hospital (now known as Eden Medical Center) became an affiliate of Sutter Health. The District no longer has any affiliation with Eden Hospital (Eden Medical Center).

One continuing focus of the District is to oversee the endowment fund known as the Community Health Fund. Through responsible investments the fund uses its earnings to provide grants to local non-profit organizations, enabling them to provide much-needed health care services to those in need. Members of the Board carefully evaluate every application and make their grant selections in open session during a regularly scheduled Board meeting.

The District also provides free health education seminars for the community throughout the year at various locations within the District’s boundaries.

Annual Report

The Eden Health District’s 2023 Annual Report can be found here.

Public Records Requests​

If you would like to review or have copies made of any records Eden Health District has on file which are available for public review and/or copying, please complete the Application  for Inspection and Copying of Public Records of Eden Health District form.

California Healthcare Districts

Healthcare Districts in California are public entities that provide community based health care services to residents throughout the State.  They respond to the needs in their District by providing a range of services, which may include a hospital, clinic, skilled nursing facility or emergency medical services; as well as education and wellness programs.  Each of California’s Healthcare Districts are governed by a locally elected Board of Directors who are directly accountable to the communities they serve.  For more information on Healthcare Districts in California, please visit the Association of California Healthcare Districts (ACHD) website at achd.org.

Public Official Compensation

The State Controller’s Office public compensation website can be found at publicpay.ca.gov

Local Government Financial Data

The State Controller’s Office local government Financial Transaction Reports website can be found at bythenumbers.sco.ca.gov

Alameda Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo)

Information regarding Eden Health District’s Municipal Service Review and special study can be found here:

Enterprise System Catalog

Eden Health District’s Enterprise System Catalog can be viewed here

In support of the District’s mission, Eden Health District has invested more than $100 million to advance the health and well-being of our residents.

The Eden Health District (the District) is a government entity under the Local Health Care District Law (Statutes 1945, Chapter 932; Health and Safety Code, Division 23, Sections 32000 et seq., of the State of California). The District comprises the communities of Castro Valley, Hayward, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, and the unincorporated areas of Ashland, Cherryland and Fairview.

The District was established in 1948 by the residents of Castro Valley, Hayward, San Leandro and San Lorenzo, to build and operate Eden Hospital. The community hospital, known then as the Eden Township Hospital, opened its doors on November 15, 1954. Over the years, the hospital has grown to meet the ever-changing needs of the population – always responsive to the community because of its strong tradition of community input and public meetings. In 1976, the District Board voted to discontinue the collection of property taxes to support the hospital. The growth of programs and services without tax support was especially remarkable with the emergence of managed care and other regulatory forces that put financial strain on community hospitals.

In 1997, the District set out to find a partner in health care that shared its mission and its belief in community-based hospitals. After extensive research, public meetings and one of the largest special elections in the state of California, the District Board – supported by a favorable public vote – entered into an agreement with Sutter Health to create a not-for-profit corporation to operate the medical center. Since January of 1998, Eden Medical Center has operated as a private, not-for-profit medical center and an affiliate of Sutter Health.

Since our inception and in support of our mission, the District has invested more than $100 million to advance the health and well-being of our residents.

OUR IMPACT

For A Healthier Community

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History

The District was established in 1948 by the residents of Castro Valley, Hayward, San Leandro and San Lorenzo, to build and operate Eden Hospital.

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Board Members

Meet the driving force behind our vision and success – our esteemed Board Members.

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Board & Committee Meetings

The next meeting of the Eden Health District Board of Directors will be on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at 5:30 p.m.

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Strategic Plan 2023

The Eden Health District Board of Directors meets at least annually in special planning sessions, and with public input and Board review, the priorities of the District are developed, evaluated, and revised.

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The District’s Board meets monthly in public session on the third Wednesday of each month to discuss business of the District.

Mariellen Faria

Position: Board Member | Zone 1 – West Hayward

Term: December, 2022 to December, 2026

Email Address: Mariellen.Faria@ethd.org

Training: Ethics Training Certificate | Form 700

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Pamela Russo

Position: Board Chair | At Large Seat

Term: December, 2020 to December, 2024

Email Address: Pamela.Russo@ethd.org

Training: Ethics Training Certificate | Form 700

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Roxann Lewis

Position: Board Secretary/Treasurer | Zone 3 – Castro Valley & Fairview

Term: December, 2022 to December, 2026

Email Address: Roxann.Lewis@ethd.org

Training: Ethics Training Certificate | Form 700

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Ed Hernandez

Position: Board Vice Chair | Zone 5 – San Leandro

Term: December, 2022 to December, 2026

Email Address: Ed.Hernandez@ethd.org

Training: Ethics Training Certificate | Form 700

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Surlene Grant

Position: Board Member | Two Year At Large Seat

Term: December, 2022 to December, 2024

Email Address: Surlene.Grant@ethd.org

Training: Ethics Training Certificate | Form 700

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Regular board meetings are normally held on the third Wednesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. Agenda to be posted on this site prior to meeting, or call (510) 538-2031 for a copy of the agenda.

ANY MEMBER OF THE AUDIENCE DESIRING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Request recognition from the Chair and state your name and address. If you wish to speak on an item, shown on the agenda, under discussion by the Board, you may do so upon receiving recognition from the Chair. If you wish to speak on a matter not shown on the agenda, you may do so at such time as the Chair requests remarks from the Audience.  Public Comments are limited to 2 minutes per speaker, subject to adjustment by the Chair. Your interest in the conduct of the District’s business is appreciated.

Any member of the public may request any item listed on an agenda as a “Handout” (which are items distributed less than 72 hours prior to the meeting) by emailing Barbara Adranly, District Clerk, at badranly@ethd.org

AGENDAS & MINUTES: (Minutes are posted following Board or Committee approval)

The Eden Health District Board of Directors meets at least annually in special planning sessions, and with public input and Board review, the priorities of the District are developed, evaluated, and revised.

Also, the Board of Directors continually evaluate programs and the current healthcare needs in Alameda County.

On June 20, 2024, the Board of Directors formally adopted the 2024 strategic plan for Eden Health District.  The 2024 Strategic Plan can be found here.

Mark Friedman

Chief Executive Officer

Ethics Training Certificate

mark@ethd.org

Mark Friedman is the past CEO of the Thomas J. Long Foundation where he led a major grants program to East Bay community organizations working in health care, education, seniors, disabilities, and safety net services. Prior to that he was the CEO of First 5 Alameda County for over 15 years. First 5 Alameda County is a government agency that provides extensive services to children from birth to age 5 and their families including health care, developmental screening, mental health, family support, and early care and education. First 5 Alameda County was the first county First 5 Commission in the state to become operational and was known for its innovative and collaborative programs for the most vulnerable children in the county.

Mr. Friedman was appointed by then Governor Jerry Brown to chair the California Advisory Council on Early Learning and Care and served two terms as the President of the California Children and Families Association. He also served as co-Chair of Raising California Together.

Among community boards and advisory bodies he serves on are the East Bay Community Foundation where he is the immediate past Chair, Supplybank.org which provides basic needs for children throughout the state, the Oakland Promise cradle to career program, Funding the Next Generation, Ensuring Opportunity, and the Budget Justice Coalition.

Mr. Friedman also spent 11.5 years serving on the El Cerrito City Council including three terms as Mayor. Among major projects he was instrumental in were building a new city hall and renovating the swim center. He led the passage of strict anti-smoking regulations and the increase in the minimum wage.

Barbara Adranly
Administrative Services Manager/District Clerk

badranly@ethd.org

Michelle Robles
Director of Finance

mrobles@ethd.org

Please refer all inquiries to:
Barbara Adranly
(510) 538-2031 ext. 201

badranly@ethd.org

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