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Krishna Yu, RN

Affiliate: Lakewood

Unit: Medical/Surgical Services

Health Care Professional Since: 1993

UNAC/UHCP Member Since: 2007

"My parents wanted me to become a nurse. Nursing was an in-demand job and there are a lot of people who need help. Over the years I have really enjoyed having the chance to work with all kinds of people from different walks of life."

I started working at Lakewood in 2006. I work night shift so some of my patients are sleeping, but most of them are in pain. Sometimes they can't take care of themselves. Family members come to us asking about their loved ones and what is happening with them. We take care of the family members too, helping them to stay informed.

Sometimes nurses don't have a voice. They don't know what to do to address their complaints and concerns and administration doesn't always help. It's good that there is a union at Lakewood because it guarantees us the representation we need to address our concerns.

We don't have any reservations about taking care of our patients. We know we can do what is right for our patients because we are union members. We don't have any second thoughts about doing the right thing because UNAC/UHCP gives us rights as nurses to do what we need to do so we can take care of our patients. With the security of the union behind us, we are protected when we advocate for our patients."

Previous Leaders

Dinah Hernandez, RN Sunset
Joy P., RN Sunset
Debra Sung, PT PT/OT/RT
Michelle Lanorias, RN Pettis Memorial
Brenda Gomez, RN St. Francis
Rose Kivila, RN Parkview
Barb Kotlik, NP Downey
Carol Granot, RN Sharp
Summer Noyes, RN Sharp
Nery Naguiat, CHRN Garden Grove
Randy Naguiat, RN Garden Grove
Crystal Janey, RN Balboa
Linda Church, CNM Specialty Care Nurses
Nancy Gustafson, WOCN Specialty Care Nurses
Elena Sangit, RN Panorama City
Erica Yvette Mays, RN, CM Specialty Care Nurses
Maria Palacio, RN, CM Specialty Care Nurses
Isaac Saroia, RN Beverly
Sally Manalad, RN Lakewood
Corazon Arabaca, RN Fountain Valley
Krissy Stassin, RN Riverside
Susanna Adame-Rozbruch, RN, BSN Woodland Hills
Gene Chang, OD South Bay
Monica Guillemin, PA-C West LA
Shelley Stanovich, RN Downey
Inese Redondo, RN Sharp
Ahsan Haque, RN St. Francis
Vena Stover, RN Baldwin Park
Debby Cruz, RN Parkview
Edwin Guardado, RN St. Francis
Angelica Coria, RN Garden Grove
Daniel Quiñones, RN Sharp
Janet Rossi, RN Orange County
Bernadette “Bernie” Brayshaw, RN Fountain Valley