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Op-Ed

Short staffing at UC hospitals is putting patients at risk

As patients, we expect our hospital rooms, beds and operating tables to be clean and sanitized. We expect medical equipment that works and sufficient numbers of patient-care staff to be available when we call for help. We expect facilities to be safe and secure. And we expect to be treated just as well as any other patient....

April 15, 2013

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News

Hospital Staff Protest Cuts at UCSF

University of California-San Francisco employees are protesting the university's decision to cut the equivalent of 300 hospital jobs. About a hundred people marched today in front of the hospital at UCSF's Parnassus campus....

April 5, 2013

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UC San Francisco layoffs target of rally by union, officials

State and local officials are joining UC San Francisco Medical Center employees today for a rally to protest against the decision to cut nearly 300 positions....

April 4, 2013

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Staffing UC Hospitals: How Much Care?

The UC health care system is one of the best in the world. However, beneath the reputation, there is a serious staffing issue. While management costs have ballooned over the past few years, administrators are working to make big cuts to employees who actually provide care....

April 4, 2013

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Press Releases

Yee, Avalos, Mar & Other Leaders To Join UC Workers at Thursday Protest of UCSF Layoffs

San Francisco: On Thursday, April 4th, State Senator Leland Yee, Supervisor John Avalos and Supervisor Eric Mar will join labor leaders, patients, and hospital workers to highlight growing concerns about the UC Medical system and to protest the recent elimination of 300 jobs at UCSF Medical Center. The protest will take place at UCSF’s Parnassus Campus....

April 3, 2013

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Quality of UC patient care under scrutiny

A state senate committee plans to investigate the quality of patient care at University of California medical centers, after a recent union report alleged that the quality of care at the facilities has declined in recent years....

April 1, 2013

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Workers slam UC medical centers for prioritizing profit

Nearly 15,000 technical workers at the University of California Patient Care Center are blasting the management of UC's five medical centers and bemoaning the hits they've taken due to cost cutting strategies on both patient care and front-line providers, according to a whistleblower report released today....

March 13, 2013

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Report claims inadequate resources at UC medical centers

A report published Thursday claims that inadequate and uneven staffing levels at University of California medical centers have led to patient neglect and harm....

March 13, 2013

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UC hospital workers allege patient neglect, harm

ORANGE – A labor union representing about 15,000 UC hospital workers has issued a report accusing UCI Medical Center and four other hospitals of inadequate and uneven staffing levels that have led to patient neglect and harm....

March 12, 2013

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Union calls for Legislature to investigate UC hospital system

A union deadlocked in contract talks with the University of California said Thursday that the system's medical facilities are understaffed, waste money and put patients' health in jeopardy....

March 12, 2013

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