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Hospitals Where RNs Will Be on Strike—09/22/11

Sutter Hospitals

(See takeaway issues below)

Please Join RNs on the Picket Line – And at Rallies in RED below:

  • Alta Bates Main Campus, 2450 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705
    (Rally at 10am Featuring AFL-CIO President, Rich Trumka)
    See flyer
  • Alta Bates Herrick Campus, 2001 Dwight Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
  • Alta Bates Summit Campus, 350 Hawthorne Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609
  • Eden Medical Center, 20103 Lake Chabot Rd, Castro Valley, CA 94546
    (Rally at Noon)
  • San Leandro Hospital, 13855 E. 14th Str, San Leandro, CA 94578
  • Mills-Peninsula Medical Center, 1501 Trousdale Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010
    (Rally at 2pm)
  • Mills Health Center, 100 S. San Mateo Drive, San Mateo, CA 94401
  • Novato Community Hospital, 180 Rowland Way, Novato, CA 94945
  • Sutter Solano Medical Center, 300 Hospital Drive, Vallejo, CA 94589
    (Rally at 11am
    )
  • Sutter Delta Medical Center, 3901 Lone Tree Way, Antioch, CA 94509
    (Rally at Noon)
  • Sutter Lakeside Hospital, 5176 Hill Road East, Lakeport, CA 95453
  • Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa, 3325 Chanate Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
    (Rally at Noon)

Children’s Hospital Oakland

Children's Hospital of Oakland
747 52nd Street, Oakland, CA 94609

Kaiser Permanente Hospitals

  • Kaiser Antioch, 4501 Sand Creek Rd, Antioch, CA 94531
  • Kaiser Daly City, 395 Hickey Blvd, Daly City, CA 94015
  • Kaiser Fremont, 39400 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont, CA 94538
  • Kaiser Fresno, 7300 North Fresno St, Fresno, CA 93720
  • Kaiser Hayward, 27400 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward, CA 94545
  • Kaiser Oakland, 280 W MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94611
  • Kaiser Manteca, 1777 W Yosemite Ave, Manteca, CA 95337
  • Kaiser Modesto, 4601 Dale Rd, Modesto, CA 95356
  • Kaiser Redwood City, 1150 Veterans Blvd., Redwood City, CA 94603
  • Kaiser Richmond, 901 Nevin Ave, Richmond, CA 94801
  • Kaiser Roseville, 1600 Eureka Rd, Roseville, CA 95661
  • Kaiser Sacramento, 2025 Morse Ave, Sacramento, CA 95825
  • Kaiser San Rafael, 99 Montecillo Rd, San Rafael, CA 94903
  • Kaiser Santa Rosa, 401 Bicentennial Way, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
  • Kaiser San Francisco, 2425 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94115
  • Kaiser San Jose, 250 Hospital Parkway, San Jose, CA 95119
  • Kaiser Santa Clara, 700 Lawrence Expressway, Santa Clara, CA 95051
  • Kaiser S. Sacramento, 6600 Bruceville Rd, Sacramento, CA 95823
  • Kaiser South San Francisco, 1200 El Camino Real, South SF, CA 94080
  • Kaiser Stockton, 7373 West Lane, Stockton, CA 95210
  • Kaiser Union City, 3555 Whipple Rd., Union City, CA 94587
  • Kaiser Vacaville, 1 Quality Dr, Vacaville, CA 95688
  • Kaiser Vallejo, 975 Sereno Dr, Vallejo, CA 94589
  • Kaiser Walnut Creek, 1425 South Main St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Sutter Takeaway Issues:

See Sutter profits and executive salaries along side services being cut by Sutter in two PDF flyers.

Despite piling up $3.7 billion in profits the past six years, Sutter is demanding to:

  • End the ability of charge nurses, those who make clinical assignment, to effectively advocate for patients; they could be summarily removed by nurse managers for protecting patients.
  • Bar the voice of experienced bedside nurses in selecting computer (acuity) systems that are used to help determine staffing needs based on individual patient illness and need.
  • Subject RNs to discipline when hospital fails to meet arbitrary “patient satisfaction” goals that are based on budget priorities, not patient need.
  • Eliminate paid sick leave for RNs – a move that would force RNs to work when sick, exposing countless patients who already have compromised immune systems to enormous risk.
  • Accept thousands of dollars a year in additional out-of-pocket costs for healthcare for RNs and their families, and new restrictions on the ability of RNs to choose their own doctors.
  • Slash healthcare coverage, vacations, holiday pay, and education leave for all RNs who work fewer than 30 hours a week.
  • Reduce maternity leave for RNs.
  • Eliminate or sharply reduce retiree health coverage (varies by hospital).
  • Cut pay for newly hired RNs by $20 per hour, sharply eroding the future workforce as the most-qualified new RNs will certainly choose to work elsewhere.

“Sutter’s arrogance in these demands is paralleled by its severe cuts in patient services, especially those it deems less profitable regardless of how that affects patients,” said Efren Garza, a Behavioral Health RN at Alta Bates Summit who has seen psychiatric services slashed throughout the Sutter system.  “That is most evident in Sutter’s bid to close San Leandro Hospital and sharply reduce services at St. Luke’s Hospital in San Francisco, both hospitals that, not coincidentally, serve many low-income, working-class patients,” Garza said.  

Among Sutter’s additional abandonment of communities and patients, Sutter has moved to (partial list):

  • End breast cancer screening for women with disabilities and most bone marrow transplant services for cancer patients at Alta Bates Summit in Oakland and Berkeley.
  • Stop providing psychiatric services under contract with Sacramento County for more than 225 Sacramento children.
  • Close specialized pediatric care, acute rehabilitation, dialysis, and skilled nursing care services at Mills and Peninsula hospitals in Burlingame and San Mateo.
  • Close home health services and limit acute-care hospital stays in Lakeport.
  • Close acute rehabilitation services, skilled nursing care, and psychiatric services, and substantially downgrade nursery care for sick children at Eden Hospital in Castro Valley.
  • Sharply cut psychiatric care at Herrick Hospital in Berkeley.
  • Close a birthing center at Sutter Auburn Faith, forcing new mothers and families to travel up to 70 miles for obstetrics care, while giving a $1 million gift to the Sacramento Kings.
  • Close pediatric, psychiatric, lactation, and transitional care services in Santa Rosa.