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Healthcare Dive story on “union activity during the pandemic” quotes RCH member and notes Encino Professionals’ Union vote!

Pandemic spurs national union activity among hospital workers. Healthcare Dive Leading healthcare business outlet Healthcare Dive took a look at the healthcare workers across the country who have been stepping up and speaking out during the pandemic. Their story leads …

LA Times COVID surge story features two RCH members on why #SafeStaffingSavesLives

With coronavirus patients filling up Inland Empire hospitals, nurses are desperate for relief. The Los Angeles Times Two Riverside Community Hospital RNs are intereviewed in this LA Times story about the latest COVID surge. Their insightful commentary makes one thing …

CBS Evening News on the California surge; PPE shortages, features 121RN memebers

“Medical workers are sounding the alarm about a shortage of PPE,” reports CBS Evening News Anchor Norah O’Donnel. They include RNs from West Hills and Riverside Community Hospitals, who were featured in this broadcast. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Breaking: All the coverage of our RCH Strike!

Riverside Community Hospital Nurses are ON STRIKE for Safe Staffing. Nearly 600 Nurses came out to picket on the first shift of the first day of the strike, which runs until 7 a.m. on July 6. Bookmark this page to …

Press Release: Nurses issue 10-day strike notice at Riverside Community Hospital and plead for staffing and safety.

For Immediate Release: Monday, June 22, 2020 CONTACT: Terry Carter, (805) 312-0024 Nurses’ frustration levels skyrocket as hospital’s lack of safety before & during pandemic continues. Cuts to staffing and other changes implemented unilaterally by the hospital. Riverside, CA–Registered Nurses …

LA Daily News: West Hills Hospital nurses protest inadequate PPE, staff shortage during COVID-19 crisis

The LA Daily News reported on a protest for PPE held by Nurses at HCA-owned West Hills Hospital on Thursday June 18. Nurses spoke out about inadequate PPE and dangerously low staffing they face at the hospital, while it’s owner …

New York Times: Hospitals Got Bailouts and Furloughed Thousands While Paying C.E.O.s Millions

Riverside Community Hospital RN Kathy Montanino is quoted in this explosive New York Times story. The reporting reveals that HCA took $1 billion in bailout money but still failed to protect Nurses, and even threatened layoffs if they refused to …

Business Insider exposé of hospitals refusing sick-pay to RNs that contract COVID on the job features 121 RN member.

Nurses who have the coronavirus are fighting their employers to get paid time off: ‘Nobody really cares about my safety’ “Ana”, an SEIU 121RN member, is featured in the lead of this important story that reveals how hospitals are denying support for …

Medium: “I feel like we’re guinea pigs.”

Part of a series: COVID-19 — Nurses’ Notes from the Front Line by Karen Ballentyne, RN Since the pandemic hit my hospital, I can’t shake the feeling that rather than approaching it with good, collaborative crisis planning, management is simply “trying …

Medium: “My agitated, elderly patient didn’t mean to, but he probably gave me Covid-19”

Part of a series: COVID-19 — Nurses’ Notes from the Front Line by Laura Malatesta, RN Two months ago, my unit was turned into our hospital’s Covid-19 unit. Our management, in order to limit contact with these highly contagious patients and to …

Greater El Monte Community Hospital Nurses say “Protect Mothers and Babies!” (Telemundo coverage)

On Wednesday May 20, Nurses gathered at AHMC-operated Greater El Monte Community Hospital, to protest the proposed closure of the city’s only Labor and Delivery Unit. As the only hospital in the city, local residents rely on GEM for critical …

SGV Tribune: Nurses’ protest of Greater El Monte Hospital’s plan to shutter city’s only Labor and Delivery unit.

South El Monte nurses protest after hospital suspends labor, delivery ward. From the San Gabriel Valley Tribune: Nurses at Greater El Monte Community Hospital silently protested the temporary closure of the hospital’s labor and delivery ward with signs on Wednesday, …

Channel News Asia: Celia Marcos’s death has “sparked a movement in the Filipino community.”

Channel News Asia covers the tragic loss of Hollywood Presbyterian Nurse Celia Marcos to COVID-19, in this impactful segment on what Filipino Nurses in the US are facing during the global pandemic. “Celia Marcos’s death is not only a flashpoint …

“Clippings”—Los Angeles Times coverage of Celia Marcos

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Ms. Magazine—Rest in power: Nurse Celia Marcos Dies After Racing to Treat COVID Patient.

“It’s important not romanticize Marcos’s death and treat as a martyr, but rather to call attention to these tragic losses and the demand that health care workers be provided with the proper tools needed to perform their jobs.” Read the …

GMA News (Philippines): 61yo Pinay nurse at LA hospital dies of COVID-19

Nurse Celia Marcos’s death makes news in the Philippines, her home country, following a story that aired on KTLA. Read the full article here: https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/pinoyabroad/news/736082/61yo-pinay-nurse-at-la-hospital-dies-of-covid-19/story/ Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

L.A. Times Op-Ed by local Doctor: “tell them you are Celia Marcos”

“Call Fox News, tweet the president until he blocks you, stand up in your home office and make your voice heard. When they ask for a name, tell them you are Celia Marcos.” Read the Op-Ed here (and below): https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-05-17/op-ed-heres-how-you-can-help-doctors-like-me-on-the-covid-19-front-lines …

Los Angeles Times Editorial on whistleblowers; mentions Celia Marcos

“These are extreme times that call for allowing health professionals to speak openly and publicly about what’s going on in their workplaces,” says the L.A. Times’ Editorial Board today. Read the editorial here: https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-05-14/healthcare-whistleblowers-protection Media continue to react to the …

Celia Marcos’ tragic death mentioned in Congressional Hearing

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New York Post article on our loss of Celia Marcos

A Los Angeles nurse succumbed to coronavirus just two weeks after rushing without an N95 mask into an infected patient’s room to save his life, according to a report. Read the full article here: https://nypost.com/2020/05/11/nurse-dies-two-weeks-after-rushing-without-mask-to-save-coronavirus-patient/ Did you like this? Share …