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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, Celia Marcos.”

“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 …

CBS affiliate in Wash., D.C., honors Celia Marcos & calls for PPE

“…because they aren’t equipped with the necessary PPE due to hospital shortages…we send them to these lines lacking equipment they need to adequately to protect themselves.” See the whole story at WUSA9: https://www.wusa9.com/article/opinion/celia-marcos-nurse-appreciation-week-covid19-death-coronavirus-ppe/65-1f8d7ef4-e344-4fc0-ab59-c5f239adf352 Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

National Fox News reports on L.A. Times cover story on Celia

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Los Angeles Times: letters to the editor on Celia Marcos’ death

After reading the paper’s front page article on Celia’s death, readers responded. Read their letters to the editor here: https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-05-12/n95-mask-might-have-saved-nurse-celia-marcos-is-trump-listening Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

People Magazine article on loss of Celia Marcos, RN

Last month, representatives from a local nurses union filed a complaint with the state Occupational Safety and Health Administration, calling Marcos’ death the “result of inadequate PPE provided to staff,” PEOPLE can confirm. Read the article here: https://people.com/health/california-nurse-died-coronavirus-helping-patient-without-n95-mask/ Did you …

Los Angeles Times front page story on 121RN member Celia Marcos

The print version headline of this heartbreaking story was in all caps: “A LAST SELFLESS ACT.” In that courageous moment, Celia became the symbol we never wanted in our fight for #PPE. Read the article here: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-05-10/nurse-death-n95-covid-19-patients-coronavirus-hollywood-presbyterian This explosive Los …

Media coverage of our Candlelight vigil for Nurse Celia Marcos, a Union sister we lost to COVID-19.

On Wednesday May 6, we held a candlelight vigil to honor the life of Hollywood Presbyterian Nurse Celia Marcos, who died just two days after testing positive for COVID-19, which she contracted at work. The vigil made international news, and …

St. Joe’s member quoted in San Fernando Sun article on furloughs and flexing

“Now that we are starting to get busy again, they’re going to furlough us?” Clark said, but also acknowledged that she felt hospital management tried to hold out as long as it could in implementing furloughs. Clark said many nurses …

KHN & The Guardian: Lost on the Front Line

“Lost on the Frontline” is a collaboration between The Guardian and Kaiser Health News that aims to document the lives of health care workers in the U.S. who die of COVID-19, and to understand why so many are falling victim …

Asian Journal on COVID-19 death of 121RN Member

Asian Journal, the largest Filipino news outlet in the U.S., writes about Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center RN Celia Marcos’ death, noting that she was equipped with only a surgical mask on the front lines. Read the full article here: https://www.asianjournal.com/usa/southerncalifornia/equipped-with-only-a-surgical-mask-on-the-front-lines-filipina-nurse-dies-at-hollywood-area-hospital/ …

KTLA: Hollywood Presbyterian Nurse’s COVID-19 death is “a reason to speak up”, says colleague.

61-year-old Hollywood nurse dies 2 days after testing positive for COVID-19 KTLA KTLA5 Los Angeles covers the death of Hollywood Presbyterian Nurse Celia Marcos, “a selfless hero” who died on April 17, two days after testing positive for COVID-19. In …