CASTRO VALLEY -- Roxann Lewis was appointed Wednesday to fill a vacancy on the Eden Township Healthcare District board.

The appointment runs through the end of the year. Lewis takes over the seat held by board member Carole Rogers, who resigned at the end of June.

Three seats on the district's board are up for election in November, including the one Rogers held.

Lewis chairs the district's community health advisory committee. She also is a member of the West County Board of Zoning Adjustments and worked in San Leandro Hospital's radiology department before retiring.

The district board unanimously approved Lewis at its meeting Wednesday. Eden Township awards health care grants throughout the district, which includes Hayward, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Fairview and Castro Valley.

Eden Township awards health care grants. It no longer owns a hospital, having sold Eden Medical Center to Sutter Health in 1998. The district lost a lengthy court case against Sutter over ownership of San Leandro Hospital, and still owes the nonprofit health care group millions in damages.

The district includes Hayward, San Leandro and the unincorporated area in western Alameda County.



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