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Nurses approve new contract, wage increases

Nurses from Stanford Hospital and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford voted last week to officially accept a new three-year contract that will increase their wages by 4 percent annually. Earlier, on April 27, the union struck a tentative deal with the hospitals after voting to strike if negotiations failed.

Miller: Administrators miss the point when discussing athlete compensation

“We provide student-athletes with unparalleled educational and athletic opportunities, and that should be pay enough. We don’t want to directly compensate them, and don’t feel we should have to.” Those were, essentially, the arguments of Pac-12 COO Jamie Zaninovich and Stanford Senior Associate Athletics Director Kevin Blue at last week’s Stanford Sports Innovation Conference hosted…

Stanford Medicine appoints new chair of pathology

Thomas Montine, current chair of pathology at the University of Washington, was recently appointed as the new chair of the Stanford University School of Medicine’s Department of Pathology. According to Stanford Medicine’s News Center, Montine’s term starts on May 1.

According to Paul Khavar, Chair of Dermatology and a co-leader of the search committee for the new chair of pathology, Montine’s leadership within the realm of neuropathology, especially in genomics, complements Stanford Medicine’s goal of providing better patient care.

Stanford Health Care faces criticisms for poor patient care measures

Stanford Health Care is facing criticism and concern regarding its patient safety due to its recent poor Medicare ratings and older C. difficile infection rates. Members of the Quality team at Stanford Health Care state that they are addressing concerns by creating the Center for Advancing Patient Safety and utilizing new cleaning methods. However, some members of the Stanford community still believe that more improvements are needed.