Garden Grove (Prime)


Helen Bouman, RN
Cell: 714-348-5704
Felizardo Mendoza, RN
Vice President
Cell: 714-322-0110
Jenny Quach, RN
Marjorie Tapales, RN
Nenita Ong, RN
Association Liaison

Staff Representatives

Armin Reyes
Staff Representative
Email: Armin.Reyes@unacuhcp.org

Garden Grove (Prime) News

BRN Renewals

Posted on August 23, 2012

Renewing your BRN license this year? Be smart and do it early or do it online. Word is there have been delays in processing license renewals this year. Don’t get caught in the system. Online, early, or both!

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Share with GGRNA

Posted on August 10, 2012

Have something you want to say?? Confidentially tell us what’s going on in your department or give suggestions for improving your union’s effectiveness in the facility: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8WBTJQX. Please use this confidential website link to provide us with feedback or relay concerns.

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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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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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UNAC/UHCP Rallies Against Prime Healthcare for Good Jobs and Fair Treatment for RNs

Posted on October 19, 2011

UNAC/UHCP members rallied Monday against the business practices of Prime Healthcare, Inc., the rich, for-profit hospital chain that owns Chino Valley Medical Center and Garden Grove Hospital. We rallied with union construction workers from IBEW Local 11 who are calling on Prime to pay wages in line with area standards on their construction projects at […]

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Judge Finds Chino Valley Medical Center Guilty of Egregious Misconduct Against RNs

Posted on October 18, 2011

Chino Valley Medical Center ordered to Cease and Desist its unfair labor practices against RNs for organizing our union.

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UNAC/UHCP and Allies Win–Attorney General Blocks Sale of Victor Valley Community Hospital to Prime

Posted on September 20, 2011

Attorney General Kamala Harris has denied her consent to the sale of Victor Valley Community Hospital to Prime Healthcare. This means Prime will be unable to purchase the hospital. In August, Garden Grove Registered Nurses’ Association President Helen Bouman, RN, and UNAC/UHCP Staff Attorney Lisa Demidovich both testified about Prime Healthcare’s unlawful and damaging treatment of its RNs at Garden Grove and CVMC.

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UNAC/UHCP Testifies Against Prime Healthcare’s Expansion in Victor Valley

Posted on September 12, 2011

At a hearing in Victorville on August 17, we urged the California State Attorney General not to approve the sale of Victor Valley Community Hospital to Prime Healthcare. Prime owns Garden Grove Hospital and Chino Valley Medical Center. Nurses, families of patients victimized by Prime, community groups, doctors and other unions all packed Victorville City […]

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