Eden Medical Center Welcomes New Chief Administrative Officer
Mar 1, 2022
Monique Binkley Smith
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CASTRO VALLEY, Calif. – Shannon Thomas, RN, MSN, is the new chief administrative officer of Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley. Thomas begins her role on March 7.

Thomas comes to Eden Medical Center, part of the Sutter Health not-for-profit integrated network of care, from Sutter’s Novato Community Hospital in Novato, California where she served as chief administrative officer and chief nursing officer since 2019.

Said Janet Wagner, Area CEO, “I am very excited about Shannon Thomas joining Eden Medical Center’s leadership team. She is a superb leader with a proven track record for clinical excellence and quality across her career, and I have high hopes for her collaboration with her new team at Eden.”

Prior to Novato Community Hospital, Thomas was director of nursing and site administrator for the Mission Bernal Campus of Sutter’s California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) in San Francisco where she led the 2017 opening of the new hospital.

Thomas began her tenure at CPMC as the clinical manager of the Postpartum/Well Baby nursery. After a stint at Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco, she returned to CPMC to serve as the director for Women’s Services before her promotion to director of Nursing and site administrator at CPMC’s Mission Bernal Campus.

Thomas earned her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte before moving to California to work at the University of California, San Francisco where she earned a master’s degree in Nursing Administration.

Eden Medical Center combines compassionate, patient-centered care with state-of-the-art technology. The hospital has 130 beds, all in private rooms. Eden is the regional trauma center for Southern Alameda County and features many centers of excellence, including neuroscience, orthopedics, rehabilitation, birthing center, imaging, stroke and cancer care.

2021 quality awards for Eden Medical Center include HealthGrades: ranked among America’s 50 Best Hospitals for overall Clinical Quality and among America’s 100 Best Hospitals in Stroke and Critical Care. Eden also earned Clinical Excellence Awards in Stroke and Critical Care and was named among the Top 5% of hospitals in the Nation for the Treatment of Stroke and Critical Care.

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