Nurses online vigil

Candlelight vigil to honor Sandra “Sandy” Oldfield, RN who died of COVID-19 after caring for an infected patient at Kaiser Fresno Medical Center

Registered nurses will hold a candlelight vigil tonight at Kaiser Fresno Medical Center to honor Sandra “Sandy” Oldfield, a longtime Kaiser nurse who died this week of COVID-19 after caring for an infected patient, announced the California Nurses Association (CNA) today.

California Nurses Association
May 27, 2020
Nurses outside Regional Med Center

Nurses Seek Court Order to Block Closure of Maternal-Child Care at HCA San Jose Hospital

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United Tuesday filed a suit to block the closure of Women’s Services at HCA’s Regional Medical Center of San Jose, charging that the hospital has acted illegally and in violation of laws to protect the health and safety of the community.

California Nurses Association
May 27, 2020
nurse holding sign

RNs at 15 HCA Hospitals Plan Protest Over Demand for Layoffs, Pay Cuts

Registered nurses at 15 HCA hospitals in six states will participate in actions Thursday and Friday to protest demands by the nation’s largest hospital chain for widespread layoffs and economic cuts that nurses say will also put patients in danger.

National Nurses United
May 26, 2020
RN Mary Jane Perry in Bahamas

RNRN Sends Nurses to Disaster Areas

When a hurricane turns Category 5 of a massive earthquake devastates a region, it’s a sure bet that the nurses of Registered Nurse Response Network are already r

Eleanor Godfrey, Director, Registered Nurse Response Network
January 15, 2020

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Sonoma Evacuation map

RNRN Monitoring Massive California Fires & Evacuations

RNRN is currently monitoring eleven fires burning and extreme weather conditions across the state of California that led Governor Gavin Newsom to declare a state of emergency. Two massive fires burning this weekend that are threatening residential areas are the Kincaid Fire in Northern California and the Tick Fire in Southern California.

RNRN / NNU
October 28, 2019
RN Tim Thomas

California hospitals have spent decades delaying seismic upgrades. What’s the human cost?

One moment, Tim Thomas, an operating room registered nurse at northern California’s Watsonville Community Hospital, was talking with a colleague, in a hospital office. The next moment, he had been thrown from his chair. Books flew from shelves, and as the building twisted, its door locks activated.

Bonnie Castillo , Executive Director of National Nurses United
August 19, 2019
Nurses outside capitol building

Nurses renew push for longer hospital closure warning despite Newsom veto

The California Nurses Association is back this year with legislation requiring more advance warning for hospital closures, a proposal that Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed last year.

Angela Hart, Politico
February 4, 2020
PG&E frieze

Newsom ramps up state involvement in PG&E future, assigns top aides to tackle energy

Gov. Gavin Newsom, in his strongest actions yet on Pacific Gas & Electric, said the state is stepping up its involvement in the troubled company's future, including what could be dramatic intervention to restructure PG&E.

Colby Bermel, Politico
November 2, 2019
Longbeach fire dept

Long Beach’s shuttered Community Hospital could have helped response to Tuesday shooting, officials say

Long Beach’s Community Hospital sat empty Tuesday night, Oct.

Hayley Munguia, Press-Telegram
October 30, 2019