Press Releases

Press Release: UNAC/UHCP Nurses Testify Against Workplace Violence

February 6, 2015

Dozens of nurses in Southern California corralled into a room to testify before the Cal/OSHA board for over seven hours demanding they take immediate steps to address the crisis of workplace violence among health care workers and enforce measures to prevent it.

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Press Release: Nurses Rally & Testify to Oppose Sale of St. Francis to Prime

January 2, 2015

Nurses held a rally and testified against the sale of SFMC and its parent Daughters of Charity Health Systems to Prime Healthcare Services on January 5. They demanded that vital community services such as trauma, labor and delivery, heart attack and the stroke unit be protected.

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Press Release: Daughters of Charity’s Prime Bidder Not First Choice for Nurses

December 12, 2014

The registered nurses of St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood announced their opposition to the sale of their hospital and its parent Daughters of Charity Health System (DCHS) to Prime Healthcare on October 10. Nurses demanded that vital services such as trauma, labor and delivery, heart attack and the stroke unit remain open for a period of at least ten years from the date of assuming ownership.

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Press Release: Nurses Say Patient Care at Stake With Sale of Hospital to Prime Healthcare

October 13, 2014

St. Francis Medical Center RNs in Lynwood strongly oppose the sale of their hospital and its parent Daughters of Charity Health System to Prime Healthcare, a notorious for-profit Ontario-based firm.

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Press Release: Parkview Nurses Launch Independence Weekend Strike on July 3, Tell Hospital CEO “Don’t Tread On Our Patients!”

July 3, 2014

Nurses at Parkview Community Hospital in Riverside launched a three-day, Independence Weekend strike over issues of patient safety—including unfair labor practices committed by the hospital that have jeopardized patient safety—after months at the bargaining table with new CEO Steve Popkin failed to produce a contract acceptable to the nurses.

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Press Release: Nurses and Health Care Professionals Speak out Against Rampant On-The-Job Violence

June 16, 2014

UNAC/UHCP nurses and health care professionals, along with other concerned members of the public, testified on June 19, 2014 at the Cal/OSHA Health Standards Board public hearing regarding workplace violence. These health care workers shared real-life stories of workplace attacks sustained by health care workers while providing patient care.

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Press Release: Corona Regional Nurse to Address UHS Shareholders

May 21, 2014

Registered nurse Marie Narisma traveled to Pennsylvania to attend a Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) shareholders meeting to alert CEO Alan Miller to patient care and safety concerns.

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Press Release: Corona Nurses Speak Out to Improve Patient Safety

May 21, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 21, 2014 Contact: Jeff Rogers 909.263.7230 / jeff.rogers@unacuhcp.org Corona Nurses Speak out to Improve Patient Safety Corona Nurses to address city council, send delegation to Corona CEO and alert the UHS CEO and shareholders about patient safety concerns. Corona, CA- Nurses at Corona Regional Medical Center are pushing for increased quality […]

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Statement on Veto of Arizona Refusal of Service Bill

February 27, 2014

UNAC/UHCP Vice President Denise Duncan, RN, released the following statement after the veto of a bill allowing refusal of service to gays in Arizona: “We celebrate the veto of the discriminatory Arizona law that would have allowed businesses to refuse service to gay customers. That a conservative governor in a right-to-work (for less) state would […]

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Press Release: Kaiser Physical and Occupational Therapists Join UNAC/UHCP

January 18, 2014

Physical, Occupational and Recreation Therapists who serve patients at dozens of Kaiser Permanente facilities scattered throughout Southern California voted overwhelmingly to approve a new contract with Kaiser that includes staffing protections, secured benefits and limits on patient loads to ensure that every patient gets the treatment they need from a Therapist in order to optimize patient care.

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