West Hills Hospital & Medical Center

Chapter Officers
Chapter President: Marion Martinez, Nursing Float
Chapter Vice President: Yolanda Tominac, ICU – Coronary
Chapter Secretary-Treasurer: Billy Helmstetler 4W Oncology
Executive Board: Brian Williams Nursing Float
Union Stewards

7300 Medical Center Drive
West Hills, CA 91307
(818) 676-4000

Shamora Freeman

Union Rep/Organizer
Shamora Freeman
Cell: (626) 841-6431

Sadly, safety in our hospitals has “died”—so we’re planning a funeral. Learn more on our video call tomorrow.

Join the call TOMORROW! 8:00 a.m.  bluejeans.com/198244116 8:00 p.m. bluejeans.com/569835930   Questions? Speak with a Bargaining Team Member, Union Steward or your Union Rep/Organizer: LOS ROBLES—Corey Clark, (805) 253-2357, clarkc@seiu121rn.org RIVERSIDE—Jennifer Sanchez, (626) 437-6976, sanchezj@seiu121rn.org WEST HILLS—Shamora Freeman, (626) 841-6431, …

We showed up. Management didn’t.

Join the call on Wed., Aug 12th to learn about our next steps! 8:00 a.m. bluejeans.com/198244116 8:00 p.m. bluejeans.com/569835930 LET’S JUST CALL IT WHAT IT IS: HCA is waging war on its Nurses & Licensed Professionals. They started gearing up …

You three hospitals were a *HUGE* part of the national day of action putting pressure on HCA!

Dear 121RN Member: Yesterday was a big day of action for SEIU healthcare workers employed at HCA hospitals. There were car caravans, rallies, delegations and more—all across the country. And you all really let your voices be heard! You demanded …

Our efforts summed up in a single hasthtag — #SafeStaffingSavesLives

This is what safe staffing looks like: All units staffed in compliance with California’s mandated nurse-to-patient ratios as outlined in Title 22. Charge Nurses—free of direct patient assignments—available to respond to codes and ensure RNs have assistance with invasive bedside …

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 …

West Hills Nurses to hold **PEACEFUL PROTEST FOR SAFETY** on 6/18

Please join us! We will adhere to proper social distancing!   Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Letter to HCA corporate heads from 121RN Executive Director

May 19, 2020 To: Kevin Smith and Dylan King We have been informed by our parent organization, SEIU, and by our sister Local SEIU 1199, that you, Kevin, and Brett Ruzzo, of HCA reached out to demand concessions from our …

Sign the petition: your hospital said, “no thanks” to N95 masks

Dear 121RN Member, I have some good news and some bad news. The good news is that SEIU has identified PPE suppliers of N95 masks that are approved by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).  Some hospitals …

SEIU Local 121RN takes action to combat COVID-19, protect patients, RNs and other Healthcare Professionals

The importance of having a collective voice and the strength of standing together has never been more important. The COIVD-19 pandemic puts our entire society under a stress test, widening every hole in our safety net, exposing inequalities, showing the …

Update on your hospital and the Coronavirus

Dear SEIU Local 121RN Members: This is a follow-up to an email I sent you early last month about the request for information we sent to your employers. We asked them to provide details on concrete steps and protocols to …

*UPDATES* Coronavirus, your hospital and our Union…

PLEASE SIGN THE “PROTECT ALL WORKERS PETITION” here Click here for information on the action SEIU Local 121RN is taking Click here for SEIU California’s resource page Click here for SEIU’s Fact Sheet Click here for an FAQ from CDC, …

ATTN West Hills RNs: another important reminder to know your Stewards

BREAKING NEWS: On November 26, a neutral arbitrator found that West Hills Hospital fired an RN without just cause. Because we stand together in a Union, we’re able to challenge hospital management if we feel they have unjustly disciplined or …

Introducing our new SEIU Local 121RN Executive Director, Rosanna Mendez

Dear SEIU Local 121RN Members, Tuesday, October 9th, our Executive Board (made up of your colleagues chosen by you to represent Union members at each of our hospitals) selected our new Executive Director, who will work with me and the …

You’re invited to meet our Union Stewards face-to-face

Be sure to keep a copy of the Steward flyer below on your fridge or somewhere handy. (Click here for a printable version.) And stop by our monthly Steward meetings to get Union updates, let us know about worksite issues …

Meet Your Interim Union Rep/Organizer Nadia Abrasaldo

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ATTENTION: look for your wage increase!

Questions? Contact our Steward or Interim Union Rep/Organizer Nadia Abrasaldo at (626) 318-9137, abrasaldon@seiu121rn.org __________________________________________________________ Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Follow us on Instagram Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Our *PRINTED* Union Contracts have arrived — come get a copy Tuesday!

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Raffle Prizes, Food, & Free Gifts at our Nurses Week Celebration!

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Meet our new Chapter Officers and Executive Board Representatives

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West Hills Hospital Contract Language Education: Floating

Our new contract at West Hills Hospital & Medical Center includes modified language on floating. RNs with an extra shift are now required to float on a rotational basis. The current order of floating is as follows: 1. Float Pool …