San Joquin RNs outside hospital

San Joaquin County nurses ratify a new contract with protections to improve patient safety

Registered nurses at San Joaquin General Hospital in French Camp, Calif., overwhelmingly ratified a new two-year contract today, winning protections to improve patient safety.

California Nurses Association
April 1, 2021

Nurses protesting for PPE holding signs "PPE is as essential as I am", "Proper protection for Covid-19 Nurses", "Every Nurse Protected Every Time", "Protect Nurses, Patients, Public Health"

New law requiring hospitals to maintain a three-month supply of PPE takes effect April 1

Nurses welcome the April 1, 2021 implementation of a new law requiring hospitals to create and maintain a three-month stockpile of N95 respirators, gowns, and other personal protective equipment (PPE).

California Nurses Association
March 31, 2021

Good Samaritan RNs hold signs calling for safe staffing

HCA’s Good Samaritan San Jose RNs to protest unsafe staffing

Registered nurses at HCA’s Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose will hold an action Thursday, April 1 to warn the public that severe short staffing in women’s and children’s services at the hospital is putting laboring women and newborns in danger.

California Nurses Association
March 30, 2021

RN speaks at vigil for Janine Paiste-Ponder, RN, at Sutter Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland

Cal/OSHA finds Alta Bates campus of Alta Bates Summit Medical Center guilty of eight violations, cites Sutter for additional $141,750

California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) has issued an additional $141,750 in fines to Sutter Health—along with eight new citations—for failing to notify nurses in two units at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Alta Bates Campus in Berkeley, Calif. that they had been exposed to Covid.

California Nurses Association
March 26, 2021

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HCA RN, Community Leader Describe Impact of an HCA Buyout Joining Concerns on Bid for Vidalia’s Meadows Regional Med Ctr

Two witnesses to an HCA Healthcare acquisition of a community hospital in North Carolina joined others Thursday in raising concerns about HCA’s proposed takeover of Meadows Regional Medical Center in Vidalia, Ga.

National Nurses United
March 26, 2021