History

History

1950s
1950s
Posted 2148 days ago

The history of St. Rose Hospital actually began nearly a decade before its official groundbreaking ceremonies; in 1953, several forward-thinking community members established a hospital building fund.

Soon after, a local Catholic priest contacted the Sisters of St. Joseph of Wichita Kansas and asked them to sponsor a hospital in Hayward.

1960s
1960s
Posted 2149 days ago

St. Rose Hospital opened on October 22, 1962 with capacity for 129 patient beds.

The hospital’s Skilled Nursing Facility opened in 1969, increasing the hospital’s capacity to 175 beds.

1970s
1970s
Posted 2150 days ago

The hospital made great strides in the 70s, going "beyond our walls" to provide health care and illness prevention education.

Health fairs were instituted, and a St. Rose health clinic opened in Union City.

In 1977, the St. Rose Foundation was incorporated, to accommodate gifts to the hospital and recruit community leaders for special projects.

1980s
1980s
Posted 2151 days ago

To meet growing community needs, our hospital’s services were greatly expanded, including the construction and opening of a new Emergency Room and Intensive Care Unit, a dedicated Family Birthing Center and an Occupational Health Clinic.

A partnership with Providence/Summit Hospital was formed to provide home health services for the entire East Bay community.

1990s
1990s
Posted 2152 days ago

St. Rose continued to adapt to the needs of its surrounding community.

Outpatient services were greatly expanded, including opening a Women’s Imaging Center and promotion of regular mammograms for women.

Through a partnership with the Hayward Rotary, the Silva Pediatric Clinic was established in 1995 to provide care for children from low-income families. Children’s dental services were later added to the clinic.

In 1996, St. Rose introduced an innovative project to the Hayward Unified School District: the Community Care-A-Van, which provided on-site healthcare services at Hayward schools.

The St. Joseph Pavilion was added in 1996 to expand community health education programs.

2000s
2000s
Posted 2153 days ago

In 2001, one of the first Hospitalist programs in the Bay Area was established at St. Rose, ensuring quality physicians "around the clock" for all patients.

The most recent investment in the community includes a new Cardiovascular Laboratory added in 2004. With the most advanced diagnostic technology in Northern California, we are performing Emergency Coronary Angioplasty and other life-saving procedures to treat victims of heart disease.

St Rose Hospital is designated as a "Cardiac Receiving Center" by Alameda County Emergency Medical Services.

St Rose Hospital, with the support of its Board of Trustees, becomes an independent community hospital.

2010s and Beyond
2010s & Beyond…
Posted 6503 days ago

St. Rose Hospital is dedicated to enhancing patient care and technology. We have expanded bed capacity with 30 new private patient suites and are redefining the way we provide care by utilizing electronic systems to assure the highest standards of quality and safety.

With a generous donation from Fremont Bank Foundation, we implemented an Infant Security System to provide the safest environment for our patients. We also successfully completed the state-mandated seismic retrofitting to ensure our facilities are able to withstand major earthquakes.

Amidst the many improvements of the past and present, St. Rose Hospital looks forward to future advancements to further enhance patient care.

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