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California Nurses Endorse Water Bond, Proposition 1

California Nurses Endorse Water Bond, Proposition 1

Citing the importance of stabilizing the state’s water supply in an era of drought and climate change as a public health priority, the California Nurses Association today announced its endorsement of Proposition 1, the Water Bond measure, on the November 4 ballot. —California Nurses Association, 09/26/14 More »

Nurses Hold Die-In to Highlight Urgent Need for More Preparedness to Prevent Spread of Ebola

Nurses Hold Die-In to Highlight Urgent Need for More Preparedness to Prevent Spread of Ebola

More than 1,000 U.S. RNs, joined by nurses and other health workers from around the world, held a die-in on the strip in Las Vegas Wednesday emphatically ask – are we doing enough to stop the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and prevent the spread of similar pandemics in communities in the U.S. and other nations? —California Nurses Association, 09/24/14 More »

Nurses Reject ‘Independent’ Panel on DMC as Cover for Real Intent, DMC Closure

Nurses Reject ‘Independent’ Panel on DMC as Cover for Real Intent, DMC Closure

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United today blasted a report being announced today from the supposed “independent” panel of stakeholders set up by the hospital giants to provide a cover for the closure of embattled Doctor’s Medical Center. —California Nurses Association, 09/24/14 More »

1,000 Nurses to Highlight Threat to Public Safety from Ebola In Major Las Vegas Action Wednesday

1,000 Nurses to Highlight Threat to Public Safety from Ebola In Major Las Vegas Action Wednesday

More than 1,000 U.S. RNs, joined by nurses and other health workers from around the world, will hold an action in Las Vegas today, September 24, to voice a growing concern – are we doing enough to stop the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and prevent the spread of similar pandemics in communities in the U.S. and other nations? —California Nurses Association, 09/24/14 More »

Are Top Doctor’s Medical Center Officials Preparing to Sell Hospital to Casino?

Are Top Doctor’s Medical Center Officials Preparing to Sell Hospital to Casino?

Next protest action to save hospital set for Friday, September 19. RNs Blast Actions by Hospital, Demand County Act Now and Stop Gambling with Patient's Lives —California Nurses Association, 09/18/14 More »

RNs to Join Actions in New York, Oakland, Los Angeles to Mark Call for Action to Stem Climate Crisis

RNs to Join Actions in New York, Oakland, Los Angeles to Mark Call for Action to Stem Climate Crisis

From California to Maine, nurses around the nation will be on hand in New York Sunday, September 21 to join with environmental, labor, health, and community activists in what is expected to be the largest global mobilization for action to stem the worsening climate crisis. —National Nurses United, 09/18/14 More »

Family Members, Kaiser RNs Set Vigils For Infant who Died After Closure of Pediatric Care Unit

Family Members, Kaiser RNs Set Vigils For Infant who Died After Closure of Pediatric Care Unit

Registered nurses will hold two vigils Thursday to commemorate the life and memory of Jenevieve Dagatan on the first anniversary of her birth, five months after the infant died in April after being discharged following an initial visit to the emergency room at Kaiser Permanente’s Hayward hospital which had several months earlier closed its children’s services unit. More »

St. Joseph RN and Community Delegation to Deliver Petition to CEO Calling for End to Cuts that Harm

St. Joseph RN and Community Delegation to Deliver Petition to CEO Calling for End to Cuts that Harm

A delegation of St. Joseph Hospital of Orange registered nurses, local religious leaders, and community supporters will deliver a petition to CEO Steve Moreau today at 11:00 a.m., calling for the restoration of long standing employee benefits, including disability and retiree healthcare plans, that were recently cut. —California Nurses Association, 09/15/14 More »

Tri-City Medical Center RNs Sound Alarm on Emergency Department’s Dangerous Conditions

Tri-City Medical Center RNs Sound Alarm on Emergency Department’s Dangerous Conditions

Registered nurses at Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside will hold a press conference on Monday to voice alarm over operations of the hospital's Emergency Department and call for immediate changes to the department's management. —California Nurses Association, 09/15/14 More »

Fallbrook Hospital RNs Say Closure of Labor and Delivery Puts Patients at Risk

Fallbrook Hospital RNs Say Closure of Labor and Delivery Puts Patients at Risk

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU) called on Community Health Systems (CHS), the giant for-profit healthcare corporation based in Franklin, Tennessee that operates Fallbrook Hospital, to reinstate labor and delivery services, which were hastily suspended with little notice on September 3, 2014. —California Nurses Association, 09/12/14 More »

San Bernardino County Nurses To Picket Board of Supervisors Meeting Tuesday

San Bernardino County Nurses To Picket Board of Supervisors Meeting Tuesday

San Bernardino County registered nurses from Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC), the county detention centers, juvenile halls, outpatient clinics, and public health programs will hold an informational picket on Tuesday, September 9, to call attention to what they view as unsafe conditions for their patients and a lack of response in negotiations by county officials. More »

Hemet Valley Medical Center RNs Ratify New Accord

Hemet Valley Medical Center RNs Ratify New Accord

Registered nurses at Hemet Valley Medical Center in Hemet, Ca. Thursday voted to ratify a new collective bargaining agreement with the hospital that they say will help efforts to retain experienced RNs and recruit new nurses at the Inland Valley hospital. —California Nurses Association, 09/05/14 More »

RNs Hail New State Rules for Safe Patient Lifting

RNs Hail New State Rules for Safe Patient Lifting

The California Nurses Association today enthusiastically welcomed new state regulations by the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board to assure improved safety for patients, registered nurses, and other staff in lifting and other handling of hospitalized patients. —California Nurses Association, 08/26/14 More »

National Nurses United Director, RoseAnn DeMoro, Named to 100 Most Influential in Healthcare

National Nurses United Director, RoseAnn DeMoro, Named to 100 Most Influential in Healthcare

On a list dominated by top executives of the hospital, insurance, pharmaceutical, and other healthcare industry corporations, National Nurses United Executive Director RoseAnn DeMoro has been named as one of the 100 most influential people in healthcare in the U.S, for the 13th year. —National Nurses United, 08/25/14 More »

RN-Backed Bills to Expand Healthcare Workers Coverage for MRSA and Improve Violence Prevention

RN-Backed Bills to Expand Healthcare Workers Coverage for MRSA and Improve Violence Prevention

Two major bills, one that expands compensation coverage to healthcare workers who contract the deadly MRSA virus, and another that would protect healthcare workers from workplace violence, won key approvals in the California legislature this week and now move to Governor Brown's desk for his signature. —California Nurses Association, 08/22/14 More »

CA RNs Call on Hospitals to Adhere to the Highest Standard of Safety in Suspected Ebola Case

CA RNs Call on Hospitals to Adhere to the Highest Standard of Safety in Suspected Ebola Case

CNA/NNU called today on federal, state, and county health agencies to adhere to the strictest guidelines in the handling of the first suspected Ebola virus case in the U.S. CNA/NNU pressed Kaiser Permanente S. Sacramento, where the patient is receiving care, for full transparency in the handling of the patient, including the number of shifts RNs and other healthcare workers have worked since Ebola was first suspected, as well as safe nurse staffing, and the availability of timely training, and education. —California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, 08/21/14 More »

Major RN-Backed Bills to Expand Patient Care and Hospital Workplace Safety Move to Final  Floor Vote

Major RN-Backed Bills to Expand Patient Care and Hospital Workplace Safety Move to Final Floor Vote

Three major bills that would greatly expand patient access to doctors and hospitals of their choice, and help protect health care workers from workplace violence and infection by the deadly MRSA virus, won key approvals in the California legislature today. —California Nurses Association, 08/15/14 More »

RNs at Community Health Systems Hospital Set Three-Day Strike August 14-16

RNs at Community Health Systems Hospital Set Three-Day Strike August 14-16

Registered nurses at Watsonville Community Hospital in Watsonville, Ca. will hold a three strike beginning today, August 14 in the latest protest against demands by hospital executives for sharp reductions in health coverage, and the hospital’s refusal to address concerns about patient care conditions, especially safe staffing. Nurses will speak out at a rally on thursday at noon in front of the hospital. The strike is scheduled to begin at 7:00 a.m. this morning when RNs will start their picket line, and end Sunday at at 6:59 a.m. —California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, 08/14/14 More »

RNs Strike Today at Three Bay Area Hospitals

RNs Strike Today at Three Bay Area Hospitals

Registered nurses at three Bay Area hospitals, Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa, Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, and Watsonville Community Hospital will strike today, August 14 citing common concerns about safe staffing and other patient care needs. Watsonville RNs will strike for three days; Queen of the Valley and Sutter Tracy RNs will strike for one day. The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, (CNA/NNU), represents the RNs at all three hospitals. —California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, 08/14/14 More »

Nurses Urge Federal Court to Grant TRO to Prevent Doctors San Pablo Closures

Nurses Urge Federal Court to Grant TRO to Prevent Doctors San Pablo Closures

The United States District Court, Northern District of California today set a hearing for 3:00 p.m. today to determine whether to grant a temporary restraining order to halt the closure of Doctor’s Medical Center in San Pablo. —California Nurses Association, 08/12/14 More »

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