In the midst of stalled negotiations with Stanford Health Care over wages and workplace conditions, the Committee for Recognition of Nursing Achievement (CRONA) — the independent union representing nurses at Stanford Health Care and Packard Children’s Hospital — voted to authorize a strike on Wednesday, April 10.
A female nurse in her 70s suffered “serious injuries” following an attack by a patient in the psychiatric facility of the Stanford Hospital on March 12.
President of Planned Parenthood Dr. Leana Wen spoke about the realities of gender disparities in public health.
Debate over Measure F, a Palo Alto ballot initiative that aims to curb healthcare costs in the city, has intensified as the November election approaches.
The Stanford Medical Youth Science Program, a five-week summer residency program for low-income and underrepresented minority students that pushes for more diversity in healthcare, celebrated 30 years of programming this summer.
A senior associate dean at the School of Medicine says of SEIU-UHW’s criticisms, “This was not the studied assessment of a medical or quality expert, but rather a tactic adopted by a labor union as a negotiating strategy.”
An assistant research director for union SEIU – United Healthcare Workers West argues that “the objective data raise serious concerns about the quality of care at Stanford Health Care.”
After a barrage of accusations that Stanford’s recently-acquired ValleyCare Medical Center is a poor work environment — including allegations of worker intimidation, bribery and patient endangerment — the hospital’s nurses have taken matters into their own hands and unionized.