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Henry Mayo Valencia Vigil Thursday 5 p.m. More »

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Thousands of RNs to Strike Los Angeles Area Hospitals

Thousands of RNs to Strike Los Angeles Area Hospitals

Thousands of Southern California registered nurses will be on strike in the coming days, among some 5,000 California RNs who will join walkouts on those days. —California Nurses Association, 04/28/15 More »

Senate Health Committee to Consider CA Charity Care & ‘Observation’ Standards Care Bills

Senate Health Committee to Consider CA Charity Care & ‘Observation’ Standards Care Bills

First hearings on two RN-sponsored California bills, 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 and to address the hospital abuse of “observation” status, are scheduled for their first public airing this week by the Senate Health Committee. —California Nurses Association, 04/27/15 More »

Thousands of RNs to Strike Five Sutter Hospitals Thursday

Thousands of RNs to Strike Five Sutter Hospitals Thursday

More than 2,500 registered nurses who work at five Sutter corporation hospitals will go on strike for one-day Thursday April 30, among some 6,400 RNs who will participate in walkouts next week at various hospitals in California and Illinois. —California Nurses Association, 04/27/15 More »

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San Bernardino County Supervisors Approve 2-year Agreement with Nurses Union

San Bernardino County Supervisors Approve 2-year Agreement with Nurses Union

San Bernardino County supervisors this week approved a two-year agreement with the union representing 1,200 registered nurses employed by the county. —Jim Steinberg, The Sun, 04/24/15 More »

Guest commentary: Community just can’t allow Thunder Road to close

Guest commentary: Community just can’t allow Thunder Road to close

For many of our youth, Thunder Road represents a safe haven where they receive wraparound assistance to help them regain control of their lives and successfully reenter their schools and communities. As the only center of its kind in the nine-county Bay Area to serve these young people, it's is a vital resource to our community that cannot be lost. —L. Karen Monroe, Contra Costa Times, 04/23/15 More »

Feeling empty and quiet on San Pablo hospital’s last full day

Feeling empty and quiet on San Pablo hospital’s last full day

On Tuesday, the financially strapped medical center, the only public hospital that serves the 250,000 residents between Berkeley and Vallejo, will close its doors after 60 years of providing care. The closure leaves many people in West Contra Costa County struggling to find new doctors and hospitals and hoping not to need emergency services. —Victoria Colliver, SFGate.com More »

Oakland: Protesters Rally to Keep Youth Rehabilitation Center Open

Oakland: Protesters Rally to Keep Youth Rehabilitation Center Open

About 150 people gathered Monday outside a teen addiction rehabilitation center to protest its possible closure. Sutter Health's Alta Bates Summit Medical Center has been trying to shed Thunder Road Adolescent Treatment Centers for the past two years, which runs an annual $800,000 deficit. Alameda County is working with Sutter to find a provider to take over the program. —Rebecca Parr, Inside Bay Area News, 04/14/15 More »

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Conversations with Kay, Part 2

Conversations with Kay, Part 2

Recently, we started a regular item featuring the life and nursing career stories of Kay McVay, a longtime intensive care unit RN at Kaiser Permanente and president emeritus of the California Nurses Association. —California Nurses Association, 04/03/15 More »

RNs Rally in Support of Hospital Workplace Violence Regulations

RNs Rally in Support of Hospital Workplace Violence Regulations

The upcoming regulations are the result of a CNA-sponsored bill, SB 1299—the Healthcare Workplace Violence Prevention Act—which was signed in 2014 by California Governor Jerry Brown. The bill mandates that hospitals have a comprehensive workplace violence prevention plan; Cal/OSHA’s regulations will implement the law. —California Nurses Association, 04/01/15 More »

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