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California Hospital Association Award Announces 2010 Leadership Award Recipients

Hayward, CA, November 13, 2010 --( The California Hospital Association (CHA) has named Sherman L. Balch, a long-time Hayward resident and an active community member, the recipient of the 2010 Leadership in Governance Award. The Leadership in Governance award is bestowed annually to a distinguished Board of Trustee member whose volunteer service, leadership and commitment to the community have made a significant impact.

“Sherman Balch is truly a remarkable man,” says St. Rose Hospital President and CEO Michael Mahoney. “He has laid a pipeline of next-generation projects and technological advances to enhance patient care and operational efficiency at the hospital. His work translates to improved access and quality health care to our community.”

Under Mr. Balch’s reign as chair of Hospital Board of Trustees, he led St. Rose through the arduous transition process from its corporate parent to an independent, community, not-for-profit hospital. This was one of the most pivotal organizational strategies in the hospital’s history. His leadership during such a critical juncture allowed the hospital to emerge with a successful financing strategy and continue as a viable health organization focused on the needs of its local community.

“The California Hospital Association is pleased to honor Sherman Balch for his years of outstanding service on the St. Rose Hospital Board of Trustees,” adds President of the California Hospital Association, C. Duane Dauner. “Mr. Balch's leadership has been instrumental in the success of St. Rose Hospital and we are indebted to him for his contributions to the health and welfare of the Hayward community.”

About St. Rose Hospital
St. Rose Hospital (SRH) is an independent, not-for-profit, community hospital governed by a local Board of Trustees. With 163 licensed beds, over 1,000 employees and 300 physicians, SRH provides a comprehensive array of inpatient and outpatient services including 24-hour Emergency services, medical, surgical and rehabilitative services, a skilled nursing facility, family birthing center and community outreach programs at the Silva Pediatric Clinic. Today, St. Rose Hospital is expanding bed capacity, enhancing its programs and services, and investing in industry-leading hospital information system, all under the direction and leadership of Mr. Balch. In keeping with his vision for improved access to high quality care, St. Rose has embarked on the most extensive construction project in the history of the hospital to add 30 additional private patient rooms in the main tower.

For more information, contact Pamela Russo at 510-264-4116 or visit the hospital’s website at

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St. Rose Hospital
Pamela Russo, RN, Executive Director

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