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Fountain Valley (Tenet)

Officers

Susan Adamson-Nelson, CLS
Co-Chair (Medical/Professional Staff)
Email: susannelsoncls@yahoo.com
Wendy Burrell, RN
Co-Chair (RN Staff)
Email: fvparn@gmail.com
Deanna Ostler, RN
Treasurer
Email: dlostler@sbcglobal.net
Gloria Teo, RN
Secretary
Email: mrsteo@yahoo.com
Deana Cirillo, RN
Parliamentarian
Email: fvparli@gmail.com

Staff Representatives

Minerva Aller Dela Fuente, RN
Staff Representative
Email: Minerva.AllerDelafuente@unacuhcp.org

Fountain Valley (Tenet) News

HPAC Committee

Posted on July 16, 2012

Hello members, We continue to move forward with the HPAC committee, currently, we are working with management on improving physician relations, in addition to our other HPAC issues. If you have suggestions, issues, comments related to HPAC please bring them to us. If any of our members are interested in participating as an alternate to […]

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Proposed “Temporary Waiver” in Budget Would Waive Staffing Ratios During Meal Breaks

Posted on June 14, 2012

The proposed language would allow hospitals to waive the staffing ratios on all units during meals and breaks. “The UNAC/UHCP, AFSCME legislative team immediately developed a plan to actively oppose the language and to inform the legislators that UNAC/UHCP, AFSCME would never support anything that would threaten the staffing ratios that California Registered Nurses worked so hard to achieve and the patients deserve,” said Barbara Blake, RN, UNAC/UHCP State Secretary/Treasurer. Click here to read UNAC/UHCP’s letter of opposition to the proposed language.

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UNAC/UHCP Celebrates Nurses Week

Posted on May 11, 2012

After starting Nurses Week with a recap of how far we’d come in the year since last Nurses Week, thousands of UNAC/UHCP nurses employed by Kaiser got a special Nurses Week gift–a Tentative Agreement on a fantastic new contract. Details are forthcoming. We have a photo gallery of the UNAC/UHCP celebrations that took place all over Southern California. Read all about it!

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Happy Nurses Week!

Posted on May 6, 2012

During Nurses Week on May 6-12, we thank our strongest advocates for patients: Registered Nurses. Thank you for all that you do for this union!

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VICTORY! FVPA Wins Arbitration

Posted on May 4, 2012

In January 2011, Fountain Valley Professional Association filed a grievance against Fountain Valley Regional Medical Center on behalf of 23 RNs who were involuntarily and without notice stripped of their Clinician II status, resulting in a 5% reduction in pay. The grievance process led to arbitration which FVPA won on May 3, 2012. The arbitrator […]

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Your Contract at Work: HPAC Committee

Posted on March 13, 2012

Per our contract, our HPAC committee has been up and running, our committee meets monthly and we are committed to patient care issues.  This committee is attended by management and union members, your co-chairs are Debbie Finley from ER and Verna Delgado director of Maternal Services, if you have patient care issues, this could be […]

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Board of Registered Nursing is Restored

Posted on February 15, 2012

Governor Jerry Brown has signed Senate Bill 98, the legislation reconstituting the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN). The entire board will be reappointed under the new bill.

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Sept 29th General Membership Meeting a Great Success!

Posted on September 30, 2011

The September 29th FVPA General Membership Meeting was a great success, drawing a significant number of employees who gathered between two open sessions to voice concerns.  Together members discussed contract language regarding layoffs, staffing, flexing, breaks and meal periods.  Nearly every department had representatives, including a great showing from Education, GI Lab, ICU, Tele, and […]

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Meeting Announcement: September 29

Posted on September 14, 2011

We understand there has been a great deal of talk lately. However, there is security with a union contract. Management cannot lay people off without warning or cause. Please come to our membership meeting on September 29 in the Cardiac Classroom to get more information and ask questions about this topic. Meetings will be held […]

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ICU RNs March on the CNO! Sign a Petition to Show Your Support!

Posted on August 29, 2011

Sign a petition in support of the ICU RNs. FVRH has a long standing practice of utilizing regular staff in ICU for OT/In House registry before outside registry RNs.  Recently the hospital changed this practice resulting in numerous incidents where quality of patient care has been compromised.  Over twenty (20) ICU RNs came together with […]

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