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Nurses Strike Sutter, Protest Closures, Reductions in Face of $4 Billon Profit

Bay Area Sutter RNs Begin One-Day Strike Hospital Giant Seeks Massive Cuts Despite $4 Billion in Profits Nurses to Also Protest Sutter Plans to Close Hospitals, Cut Care Registered nurses are on strike today at eight hospitals that are part of the wealthy Sutter corporate […]

Kaiser RNs One-Day Sympathy Strike to Support Other Kaiser Caregivers Today

Rallies Tuesday, 12 Noon, Kaiser Oakland, Kaiser South Sacramento OAKLAND—Registered nurses and nurse practitioners at Kaiser Permanente hospitals and clinics across Northern and Central California will honor the picket lines Tuesday in sympathy and solidarity with other frontline Kaiser staff who will hold a one-day […]

This Week: Bonus Podcast on Sutter California and Long Beach Memorial Walk-out and Best of Nurse Talk

This week we have a special bonus podcast with Sharon Tobin, RN and 23 year ICU veteran at SUTTER MILLS PENINSULA HOSPITAL talks with Nurse Talk about the upcoming one day walk-out at Sutter hospitals in California. What has happened to big hospitals? Sharon says Mills Peninsula in Burlingame was once a wonderful community hospital, is now a shadow of its former self. LISTEN TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE ONE DAY WALK-OUT AGAINST SUTTER SET FOR THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22.

Happy holidays to you all. We are rewinding one of our best this week while wield the hot glue gun with care to finish up our last-minute gifts. Plus, we think its important to keep asking, “Who’s Your Doctor’s Daddy?

Our friend and Capitol Hill correspondent Donna Smith (legislative organizer for National Nurses United) says that while healthcare giants buying up hospitals is not new…now they’re also buying up the doctors.

AND we have powerhouse medical paralegal and co-author Corine Mogenis with us to talk about a new book she and partner RN, MBA Patricia Raya have written called Medical Tips from the Inside: Things You Need to Know.

6,000 California RNs Set One-Day Strike December 22

Walkout to Target Bay Area Sutter Hospitals, Long Beach Memorial Nurses Cite Patient Care Issues, Cuts in Healthcare Coverage Nurses are poised to hold a one-day strike at California’s second largest private hospital, and one of its most profitable corporate hospital chain December 22. The […]

RNs Blast Court Ruling – Pledge to Seek Legal, Other Actions To Defend Nurses’ Right to Advocate for Patient Safety

From the California Nurses Association: University of California registered nurses, joined by leaders of their organization from across California and the nation today condemned the latest ruling by a San Francisco court to enjoin registered nurses from striking over a current contract re-opener as a dangerous infringement on democratic rights and an encouragement to hospital officials to continue to ignore pervasive safety problems in UC hospitals.“Today’s decision will not be the last word. We will consider a variety of legal responses and a full range of collective actions to defend the right of our members to continue to advocate for our patients,” said Geri Jenkins, RN, a co-president of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United and a UC San Diego nurse.READ MORE>

BREAKING NEWS: RNs Blast Six Months of Inaction by State Health Dept. on Unsafe Care At University of California Davis Hospital, UC Officials Also Ignore Dangers UC RNs Head Back to Court Friday on Bid to Strike for Patient Safety

Six months after Registered Nurses filed a complaint with the Department of Public Health regarding sweeping and pervasive patient care problems at the University of California Davis Medical Center in Sacramento state officials have yet to act, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United said today.The complaint cites case after case of substantial under staffing that has led to near misses of serious injuries: for newborn, pediatric and adult patients, in heart, burn, neurological, post-surgical and other units. Among the many examples are dangerous delays in responding to emergencies, providing medications or antibiotics, and care for patients in substantial distress.UCD’s own staffing documentation provided to DPH by CNA shows that one-third of shifts at UC Davis were staffed with fewer RNs than the law required based on how sick patients were.READ MORE