Olympia Medical Center

Corporate hospital chain Alecto to close Olympia Medical Center in heart of Los Angeles during worst Covid pandemic surge yet, zero ICU capacity in county

Underscoring the long-term need for greater public control of our health care infrastructure, the corporate owner of Olympia Medical Center, a 200+ bed hospital in the heart of Los Angeles, just announced it will be completely shuttering the facility in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic -- right as infections and hospitalizations surge to their worst levels nationwide, statewide, and locally, and as Los Angeles reports zero percent ICU capacity. The hospital intends to close despite also having received more than $27.6 million in combined Covid stimulus money and advance Medicare payments.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
January 7, 2021
Nurse in front of whitehouse

Nurses Denounce Insurrection at U.S. Capitol "Those Responsible Should be Held Accountable"

National Nurses United joined with people across the United States to express shock and horror at the right-wing assault on the U.S. Capitol today and called for those promoting it to be held accountable.

National Nurses United
January 6, 2021
Methodist Hospital of Southern California

Arcadia nurses: Hospital industry attack on safe staffing puts lives of patients, nurses, and workers at risk

Registered nurses at Methodist Hospital of Southern California will hold a socially distant, silent event on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2020 to protest its use of a state waiver to circumvent RN-to-patient safe staffing standards.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
Nurses hold signs calling for safe staffing

Nurses: CPMC attack on safe staffing puts lives of patients, nurses, workers at risk

Registered nurses at Sutter California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) will hold a press conference at noon on Wednesday Dec. 30 to protest the hospital’s use of a state waiver to circumvent RN-to-patient safe staffing standards.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
Palomar Health healthcare workers inside hospital wear stickers calling for safe staffing ratios

Nurses and Health Care Workers Speak Out Against Palomar Health’s Waiver of Safe Staffing Standards

Registered nurses and caregivers will hold a car caravan Tuesday, Dec. 29 declaring their opposition to the healthcare district’s application for a blanket waiver of state-mandated safe nurse-to-patient staffing ratios.

Caregiver and Healthcare Employees Union/California Nurses Association
December 28, 2020