As part of a campaign by a branch of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), an advertisement criticizing the Stanford Health Care (SHC) system is currently being broadcast on radio stations across the Bay Area. The ad primarily discusses above-average rates of patient infection at Stanford Hospital, although the larger campaign also addresses working conditions at the Hospital.
Alan Wong, a representative for workers at Stanford Hospital, returned to the GSC this week to ask the council to pass a resolution that would “call on Stanford Health Care to address healthcare concerns brought up by patients and caregivers”.
Union supporters and hospital workers protest Stanford Health Care’s employee treatment in the midst of growing hospital-acquired infection rates. Meanwhile, Stanford Health Care tries to reach a settlement with the union through negotiations.