Save Kaiser Pediatrics
Don't Let Kaiser Close its Only Inpatient Pediatrics Unit
The inhouse pedaitrics unit at at Kaiser Hayward serves over 1,000 families a year, and more than 100,000 children in the tri-city area receive healthcare from Kaiser Permanente. Yet during a time of record profits, Kaiser plans to close this unit in 2014.
This closure will force families with children who need to be hospitalized to drive to Oakland, Santa Clara, or Roseville, and will affect all families with children under age 18 from Hayward, Fremont, Union City, San Lorenzo, San Leandro, and Castro Valley.
Kaiser's short-sighted decision could result in families being forced to take additional time off work, spending more time away from their other children, and paying more in commuting and local lodging costs.
Nurses and other community leaders are strongly opposed to this planned closure.
To get involved, or for more information, please contact Mo Kashmiri.
Major Action to Save Pediatrics at Kaiser
Saturday, October 20th
11:00 AM–1:00 PM at Kaiser Hayward
Join Kids in Telling Kaiser:
Treat Us! Don’t Trick Us!
Don’t Close Pediatrics at Kaiser
at Kaiser Hayward 27400 Hesperian Boulevard Hayward
Food will be provided. All are welcome!
“We had a fantastic first kickoff meeting, and a great action at Kaiser Headquarters on November 3rd (picture below). Our first community meeting had great attendance, and we decided to do monthly meetings to keep up the momentum on our campaign. We brainstormed a plan, and started to put it into action. Please let us know if you are available to get more involved with our campaign. At our next meeting, we will be finalizing a plan and moving to action.”
Take Action Now
These are Kaiser executives that you can send letters and/or emails to, voicing your strong support of having an inpatient pediatric unit in the new hospital when the Hayward facility closes and moves to San Leandro. Let them know, as a Kaiser member, you are dissatisfied with their plans to further reduce pediatric services in your community.
Mr. George C. Halvorson
Mr. Bernard J. Tyson
Mr. Gregory A. Adams
Ms. Colleen McKeown
Dr. Robert Greenberg
Dr. Calvin Wheeler
Dr. Arnd Herz
Community Leaders Who Support Our Campaign
- Newark Teachers Association
- SEIU Local 1021
- Rob Bonta, Vice-Mayor of Alameda and candidate for state assembly
- Castro Valley Teachers Association
- Hayward Firefighters – IAFF Local 1909
- Abel Guillen – candidate for state assembly
- Jim Prola, San Leandro City Council
- Alameda Central Labor Council
- Searles Elementary PTA/PTC in Union City
- Stonebrae PTA/PTC in Hayward
- Tri-Valley Democratic Club
- U.S. Representative Pete Stark
- Senator Ellen M. Corbett
- Former Assembly Member Alberto Torrico
- Assembly Member Bob Wieckowski
Tell Kaiser - Our Families Deserve Better!
“Nothing is more stressful for a family than dealing with a seriously ill child. To compound this stress by requiring the child to be separated from their family by such a great distance will further exacerbate family stress and may have a negative impact on the child’s recovery.”
—State Senator Ellen Corbett