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Providence St. Joseph Hospital Eureka Cited by State for Excessive Patient Restraint Use, RNs Call For Return of 'Sitters'

The California Department of Public Health (DPH) has found merit in a complaint from Providence St. Joseph Hospital Eureka registered nurses that the hospital excessively used patient restraints, rather than using Constant Care Attendants (or “sitters”), whose job is to protect patients in need of continuous care.

California Nurses Association
December 12, 2018
Nurses rally to save Alta Bates

Nurses, Community Leaders Demand Sutter Health Make Firm Commitment to Retrofit Alta Bates Hospital

Registered nurses will hold a press conference Tuesday, December 11 as the Berkeley City Council is poised to address the community’s demand that Sutter Health be held accountable for providing a firm commitment by end of February 2019 to seismically retrofit and maintain Alta Bates Hospital as a full service acute-care hospital.

California Nurses Association
December 10, 2018
Dignity nurses

Nurses’ Voice Impacts California Attorney General Decision on Dignity/Catholic Health Initiatives Merger

After speaking up at hearings throughout the state, California nurses are seeing their demands reflected in the terms of California Attorney General (AG) Xavier Becerra’s approval of the merger bet

California Nurses Association
November 29, 2018
Mary-Jane Perry, RN

RNs Skip Thanksgiving to Provide Aid and Relief to Camp Fire Victims

When Mary-Jane Perry’s four children and husband sit down for Thanksgiving with the grandparents in Sacramento, the registered nurse won’t be dishing up the turkey.

National Nurses United
November 23, 2018

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 UCSF RN shows solidarity and strength

In Pursuit of Social Justice, Unions are the Answer

Unions are where the very stuff of our survival — wages and benefits, workplace safety and workplace justice, human rights and bargaining rights — come into play. Unions are the only way working people have ever found the voice — and power — they need to fight and win against giant corporations, and the billionaires who control them.

Bonnie Castillo, RN, Executive Director of National Nurses United
September 3, 2018
LA oil field map

Nurses Stand up for Public Health at STAND-LA Community Forum on Oil Extraction

On July 12, Tveen Kirkpatrick, RN, from Keck Hospital, University of Southern California, and Guss Mata, RN, of Kaiser Sunset attended the STAND-LA community forum.

California Nurses Association
July 13, 2018
Healthcare workers in operating room

Great Expectations: California’s First Steps Toward Universal Health Care

In September 2017, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom stood in front of a crowd of 1,500 nurses in San Francisco and pledged his support for bringing universal health care to California.

Capital & Main, Gabriel Thompson
December 5, 2018
Sutter Health Alta Bates

Assembly bill could stall Sutter Health hospital closure in Berkeley

As Sutter Health plans to transfer Berkeley’s only emergency medical center to its Oakland campus, Assemblymember Tony Thurmond, D-Richmond, authored a bill that puts more hurdles in the process for closing state health facilities.

By Sam Levin, The Daily Californian
April 25, 2018
UC nurses protest working conditions

Ani Gasparyan: UC’s nursing retirement plan jeopardizes patient, workplace safety

You would expect the nation’s top-tier hospitals to not just be invested in maintaining quality patient care, but also in cultivating a healthy work environment. The University of California’s treatment of its nurses suggests otherwise.

Ani Gasparyan, Daily Bruin
March 7, 2018