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October 16, 2012 > Celebrating 10 years of service

Celebrating 10 years of service

Submitted By Jessie Mangaliman

The Kaiser Permanente Fremont Medical Center hospital officially marked a decade of serving greater Fremont, Tri-City area and southern Alameda Southern County Sunday, September 23, when it opened 10 years ago.

A series of celebration activities have been held at the hospital including a display of a "memory box" at the lobby and a dedication of the "Healer's Touch" statue, in honor of J. Patrick Barnes and the DAISY Award his family in Glen Ellen, CA established to honor the service of nurses everywhere who provide extraordinary care.

"I applaud the dedication and commitment of the physicians and staff who have equally contributed to the continued success of the Fremont Medical Center since it opened in the fall of 2002," said Colleen McKeown, Senior Vice President and Area Manager, Kaiser Permanente Southern Alameda County.

The 106-bed hospital serves about 87,000 members in greater Fremont, Tri-City area and southern Alameda County. It has more than 200 physicians and 1,800 staff members.

Built on an old flower farm where gladiolus used to grow, the hospital is supported by five medical office buildings. Kaiser Permanente clinics have been serving Fremont since 1995.

"I am extremely proud to work with the staff, physicians and volunteers that make up our community of health care providers and demonstrate daily excellence and compassion," said Dr. Calvin Wheeler, Physician-In-Chief at Kaiser Permanente Fremont Medical Center.

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