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New Date for First Hearing on California Bill to Hold Hospitals Accountable on Charity Care

New Date for First Hearing on California Bill to Hold Hospitals Accountable on Charity Care

A hearing on legislation to hold California non-profit hospitals accountable on how much charity care and community benefit services they provide in return for their tax-exempt status has been postponed a week – to Wednesday, April 29. —California Nurses Association, 04/21/15 More »

Henry Mayo Newhall RNs Announce May 1 Strike Date

Henry Mayo Newhall RNs Announce May 1 Strike Date

With hospital administrators continuing to toe a hard line in contract talks Monday, registered nurses at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia called for a one-day strike Friday, May 1, joining more than 6,400 registered nurses – including over 2,300 in Los Angeles County – who have also announced plans to be on strike that week. —California Nurses Association, 04/21/15 More »

Will California Finally Demand Non-Profit Hospitals Meet Their Obligation on Providing Charity Care?

Will California Finally Demand Non-Profit Hospitals Meet Their Obligation on Providing Charity Care?

California state senators will get their first look Wednesday at this year’s version of legislation that would finally require non-profit hospital giants to live up to their obligation on provision of charity care and community benefit programs in return for the windfall in taxpayer funded revenues they receive in return for their tax exempt status. —California Nurses Association, 04/20/15 More »

Thousands of RNs to Strike 9 California, Illinois Hospitals; Cite Staffing, Patient Care Concerns

Thousands of RNs to Strike 9 California, Illinois Hospitals; Cite Staffing, Patient Care Concerns

More than 6,400 registered nurses will hold either a one or two-day strike April 30 and May 1 at eight California hospitals, as well as at a major Chicago hospital. RNs are calling on hospitals to stop endangering patients by implementing safe staffing levels and taking steps to retain experienced RNs. They are also demanding policies that give RNs a stronger voice in patient care delivery. —National Nurses United, 04/20/15 More »

Olympia Medical Center RNs Speak Out Against Hospital Schedule Changes That Threaten Retention

Olympia Medical Center RNs Speak Out Against Hospital Schedule Changes That Threaten Retention

Registered Nurses at Olympia Medical Center in Los Angeles will gather Monday, April 20 for a candlelight vigil, speaking out against a management demand for unilateral changes in work schedules—in violation of their present contract—that they say could prompt many RNs to leave, depriving patients of access to experienced RNs. —California Nurses Association, 04/17/15 More »

RNs Call for Accountability Standards on Non-Profit Hospital Charity Care

RNs Call for Accountability Standards on Non-Profit Hospital Charity Care

Will California finally require non-profit hospital giants to live up to their obligation on provision of charity care and community benefit programs in return for the windfall in taxpayer funded revenues they receive in return for their tax exempt status? —California Nurses Association, 04/14/15 More »

RNs Call on Sutter to Keep Open Thunder Road, Sole Alameda County Residential Rehab Center for Teens

RNs Call on Sutter to Keep Open Thunder Road, Sole Alameda County Residential Rehab Center for Teens

Registered nurses are calling on the wealthy Sutter corporation to keep open an endangered residential drug and alcohol treatment center in Oakland for teenagers, including those from low income families. —California Nurses Association, 04/13/15 More »

Nurses Call on Sutter to Keep Open Thunder Road Teen Treatment Center

Nurses Call on Sutter to Keep Open Thunder Road Teen Treatment Center

Registered nurses are calling on the wealthy Sutter corporation to keep open an endangered residential drug and alcohol treatment center in Oakland for teenagers, including those from low income families. —California Nurses Association, 04/09/15 More »

Henry Mayo Valencia Vigil Thursday 5 p.m.

Henry Mayo Valencia Vigil Thursday 5 p.m.

Registered nurses at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia will hold a vigil late Thursday afternoon to protest demands by the hospital administration for significant cuts in nurses’ legal rights and the hospital’s delays for talks on a new collective bargaining agreement. More »

California Nurses Join National Day of Action Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

California Nurses Join National Day of Action Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Registered nurses and community activists will hold a vigil and petition California congress members Wednesday, April 8 to highlight the call for a small tax on Wall Street speculation, the Robin Hood Tax, that would help raise the revenue needed to fulfill the goals of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for social and economic justice in our nation. —California Nurses Association, 04/07/15 More »

Labor Board Throws Out Sutter Memorial Election Citing Hospital’s Coercion, Trampling of RN Rights

Labor Board Throws Out Sutter Memorial Election Citing Hospital’s Coercion, Trampling of RN Rights

The federal board that oversees labor-management relations has thrown out the flawed union election last June at Sutter Memorial Medical Center in Modesto citing a pattern of coercion and other actions by hospital officials that violated the rights of registered nurses who were considering affiliation with the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United. —California Nurses Association, 04/02/15 More »

Today, 6 p.m.- RNs Form “RN Safety Patrol” to Protect  Co-workers at Dangerous Intersection

Today, 6 p.m.- RNs Form “RN Safety Patrol” to Protect Co-workers at Dangerous Intersection

Registered Nurses at Las Palmas Medical Center are calling on the hospital to protect its employees after several were hit by vehicles while trying to cross the street to get to work from the employee parking lot, according to the National Nurses Organizing Committee-Texas. —National Nurses Organizing Committee , 04/01/15 More »

RNs Rally, Testify at Last Public Hearing. Cal/OSHA Workplace Violence Regulations to be Finalized.

RNs Rally, Testify at Last Public Hearing. Cal/OSHA Workplace Violence Regulations to be Finalized.

On Wed. April 1, registered nurses will rally in front of the Harris State Building, to share personal stories of workplace violence—and to voice continued support for the highest level of protections, as new California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) hospital workplace violence regulations move through their final public hearing. —California Nurses Association, 03/30/15 More »

State Fines Sutter/Alta Bates $71K for Willful Failure to Safely Isolate Potential TB Patients

State Fines Sutter/Alta Bates $71K for Willful Failure to Safely Isolate Potential TB Patients

California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) has fined Sutter corporation’s Alta Bates Summit Medical Center $71,275 for willful safety violations for placing two dozen suspected tuberculosis patients in airborne isolation rooms that were inoperable, potentially exposing scores of staff, other patients, and visitors to exposure for TB or other serious infectious diseases. —California Nurses Association, 03/24/15 More »

RNs from Affinity Medical Center to Testify to City Council on Unsafe Patient Care Conditions

RNs from Affinity Medical Center to Testify to City Council on Unsafe Patient Care Conditions

Registered nurses will testify on deteriorating patient care conditions at Affinity Medical Center, at a Massillon City Council meeting Monday night. The RNs are seeking the Council's support in demanding that Affinity Medical Center take immediate steps to improve patient care conditions at the hospital. —National Nurses Organizing Committee , 03/16/15 More »

RNs at Watsonville Community Hospital to Testify at  City Council on Unsafe Patient Care Conditions

RNs at Watsonville Community Hospital to Testify at City Council on Unsafe Patient Care Conditions

Registered nurses will testify on deteriorating patient care conditions at Watsonville Community Hospital at the Watsonville City Council Tuesday night. The RNs are seeking the Council's support in demanding that Watsonville Community Hospital take immediate steps to restore patient care conditions at the hospital. —California Nurses Association, 03/10/15 More »

RNs Warn Fast Track, Trade Deals Threat to Public Health

RNs Warn Fast Track, Trade Deals Threat to Public Health

Warning of a significant threat to public health, delegations of California registered nurses will hold a press conference in Sacramento Tuesday morning, and visit district offices of several key Congress members, to emphasize their opposition to “fast track” authority for the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. —California Nurses Association, 03/09/15 More »

RNs Warn Safety Standards Eroding at Kaiser LA Medical Center

RNs Warn Safety Standards Eroding at Kaiser LA Medical Center

Registered nurses from Kaiser Permanente’s Los Angeles Medical Center (LAMC) rallied outside the hospital March 5, to call attention to what they view as eroding conditions for their patients. —California Nurses Association, 03/05/15 More »

Sutter Roseville RNs Picketed Hospital Today in Protest Over Safe Staffing

Sutter Roseville RNs Picketed Hospital Today in Protest Over Safe Staffing

ROSEVILLE—Registered nurses at Sutter Roseville Medical Center held an informational picket today, Thursday, March 5, over ongoing concerns regarding staffing and patient care that RNs say hospital officials have refused to address. —California Nurses Association, 03/05/15 More »

Sutter Roseville RNs To Picket Hospital Thursday, Protest Over Safe Staffing, Patient Care Concerns

Sutter Roseville RNs To Picket Hospital Thursday, Protest Over Safe Staffing, Patient Care Concerns

Registered nurses at Sutter Roseville Medical Center will hold an informational picket Thursday, March 5, over ongoing concerns regarding staffing and patient care that hospital officials have refused to address, RNs say. —California Nurses Association, 03/04/15 More »

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