April 19, 2012 | Sutter Health issued a brief statement Thursday afternoon regarding San Leandro Hospital:
We are pleased that the California Supreme Court elected not to hear the District’ s appeal, and that the District’s claim that the 2008 agreements were void due to a supposed conflict of interest is finally resolved. Sutter Health has maintained from the outset that the 2008 agreements were lawfully entered into by the District, and are binding and enforceable agreements. It was terribly costly, and an unfortunate use of assets, for the District to argue otherwise. Sutter Health has honored its obligations under the 2008 agreements, including the construction of a 130 bed state of the art hospital at a cost of $320 million dollars. We expect the District to now honor its obligations under these agreements. To that end, we will be evaluating all options relative to the future use of San Leandro Hospital and the resolution of our claims against the District for monetary damages and attorneys’ fees.