Save Kaiser Pediatrics
Kaiser closes in-house pediatrics unit in Hayward
Over 100,000 families with Kaiser in southern Alameda County will not be able to access hospitalization for their children in their own community.
Kaiser, don't close pediatrics!The inhouse pedaitrics unit at Kaiser Hayward served over 1,800 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, on November 17, Kaiser Permanente closed all of their inpatient pediatric services serving southern Alameda County.
This closure forces 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 will 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 were strongly opposed to this planned closure.
To get involved, or for more information, please contact Mo Kashmiri.
Watch KTVU's Report on the closure of Kaiser Hayward's Pediatric Unit:
Community Leaders Who Support Our Campaign
- Newark Teachers Association
- SEIU Local 1021
- Rob Bonta, California 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
- Bill Quirk, California Assembly
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