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Pleasanton Weekly

News - March 16, 2012

ValleyCare opens urgent care center in Dublin

Occupational Health service will share facility

by Jeb Bing

ValleyCare Health System opened its new Urgent Care Center in Dublin's Gateway Medical Center on Monday, adding to that city's expanding health care focus along Dublin Boulevard and Tassajara Road.

Dublin Mayor Tim Sbranti and others from the City Council and city staff joined ValleyCare CEO Marcy Feit and Board Chairman Marty Inderbitzen in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the ground-floor facility, which is located in the building occupied by the Palo Alto Medical Foundation.

In addition to the new Dublin urgent care center, ValleyCare also operates a similar facility at ValleyCare Medical Plaza in Livermore.

ValleyCare's Occupational Health service also is relocating from Livermore and Pleasanton to the new facility. Its hours of operations will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with after-hours services at the Urgent Care Center from 5-10 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

The Eden Township Healthcare District, which operates Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley, also owns property in the same Gateway Medical Center and plans to expand medical services to Dublin. Its site is zoned for a 100-bed hospital or other medical use.

Kaiser Permanente has announced plans to build a full-service hospital near the Gateway Center in the 2020-year time range. Kaiser may open medical offices there before then.

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