Progressive California Nurses Association offers dual Honda-Khanna endorsement

Ro Khanna speaking at a Democratic clubearlier this year in San Jose.CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT |Ro Khanna may have found an antidote for voters who don’t believe he has the progressive chops of 17th Congressional District incumbent Rep. Mike Honda, at least, partly.The California Nurses Association (CNA), arguably, the most progressive and certainly aggressive labor … Continue reading Progressive California Nurses Association offers dual Honda-Khanna endorsement

Nurses’ union endorsement brings adrenaline shot to Swanson’s campaign

Cowboy up! Swanson picked up support Monday fromthe powerful California Nurses Association.STATE SENATE | DISTRICT 9 | The California Nurses Association's political support is similar to the level of care a patient might experience in the hospital. If you treat the nurses with kindness, you might get an extra cup of apples sauce on your … Continue reading Nurses’ union endorsement brings adrenaline shot to Swanson’s campaign

Sutter Health’s Epic Fail

HEALTH CARE | It seems San Leandro Hospital got out from under the thumb of Sutter Health in the nick of time. The California Nurses Association on Tuesday harshly criticized the hospital provider for potentially putting patients at risk when its $1 billion records keeping computer program went dark for most of the day on … Continue reading Sutter Health’s Epic Fail

Eden Healthcare District Approves Short-Term Sudsidy For San Leandro Hospital

SAVE SAN LEANDRO HOSPITAL | A commitment by the Eden Township Healthcare District to help subsidize the short-term operations of San Leandro Hospital was unanimously approved this week even as the facility’s future remains in serious doubt following the transfer of title to property from the District to Sutter Health just three weeks ago.The plan … Continue reading Eden Healthcare District Approves Short-Term Sudsidy For San Leandro Hospital

In The 18th Assembly District, The Tide Is Rapidly Turning Toward Bonta

ELECTION '12//ASSEMBLY 18 | Last Jan. 30, the California Nurses Association, one of the state's most powerful labor unions endorsed Peralta Community College Trustee Abel Guillen for the 18th Assembly District. "Abel's record of improving access to quality health care for working class families is unmatched," said Malinda Markowitz, a co-president of CNA. "We look … Continue reading In The 18th Assembly District, The Tide Is Rapidly Turning Toward Bonta

Chan Makes A Run At Sutter’s Tax-Exempt Status; Hospital Responds With Full-Page Ad

SAN LEANDRO HOSPITAL | Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan's latest attempt to turn the legislative screws on Sutter Health and its likely attempt to shutter San Leandro Hospital may result in further scrutiny over the health care provider's lucrative non-profit tax exemptions.At a well-attended forum featuring Board of Equalization member Betty Yee, Chan and others questioned … Continue reading Chan Makes A Run At Sutter’s Tax-Exempt Status; Hospital Responds With Full-Page Ad

Independent Expenditure Committee Swoops In With Bundles Of Cash To Defeat Young

ELECTION '12//ASSEMBLY 18May 28, 2012 | Voters in Oakland and its neighbors in the 18th Assembly District has been inundated in recent weeks with uncommonly negative campaign mailers against candidate Joel Young, but who is paying for these pieces and who may they be secretly attempting to help another candidate in the final throes of the June … Continue reading Independent Expenditure Committee Swoops In With Bundles Of Cash To Defeat Young

All Quiet On The San Leandro Hospital Front; So They Say

SAN LEANDRO HOSPITALApril 23 2012 | Members of the Eden Township Healthcare District say a letter offering title to San Leandro Hospital to Sutter Health is in the mail.Carole Rogers, the chair of the Eden Township Healthcare District, told a large group of residents and nurses gathered for a San Leandro City Council committee hearing … Continue reading All Quiet On The San Leandro Hospital Front; So They Say

With San Leandro Hospital In The Balance, Labor Rep Asks For Seat At Negotiating Table

SAVE SAN LEANDRO HOSPITALSAN LEANDRO | Feb. 10, 2012 | A representative for nurses at San Leandro Hospital urged the Eden Township Healthcare District Wednesday night to include the union in negotiations between them and Sutter Health over the future of the facility.Carol Barazi, a nurse at San Leandro Hospital, speaking from a statement from … Continue reading With San Leandro Hospital In The Balance, Labor Rep Asks For Seat At Negotiating Table

Guiilen’s Week Of Big Endorsements Raises His Standing In Tight Assembly Race

ASSEMBLY 18Feb. 4, 2012 | Two of the state’s most powerful labor unions this week backed Abel Guillen for the hotly-contested 18th assembly district. The back-to-back endorsements from the California Nurses Association and California Teachers Association has put renewed focus on the Peralta Community College trustee after also reporting positive fundraising totals during the last … Continue reading Guiilen’s Week Of Big Endorsements Raises His Standing In Tight Assembly Race

Corbett’s Health Care District Bill Heads To Health Committee

SAVE SAN LEANDRO HOSPITALSen. Ellen CorbettJan. 12, 2012 | A potential legislative road block to Sutter Health's bid to take control over San Leandro Hospital passed a state Senate committee and raising the possibility of district voters deciding the fate of the facility."I'm here to talking about one of my most favorite subjects--keeping hospitals open," Sen. Ellen Corbett told members … Continue reading Corbett’s Health Care District Bill Heads To Health Committee

Emails Detail Controversial Lease Discussions for San Leandro Hospital

Sept. 26, 2011 | Sutter Health, the operator of San Leandro Hospital, and the Alameda County Medical Center acknowledged in correspondences the controversial lease they signed in July 2009 is expired and discussed renewal of the agreement after current litigation between Sutter and the Eden Township Healthcare District concludes, according to emails obtained by the nurses’ union.A … Continue reading Emails Detail Controversial Lease Discussions for San Leandro Hospital

Large Crowd Gets Behind Latest Plan To Save San Leandro Hospital

COLLECTIVE VOICE OF THE COMMUNITY OFFERS SUPPORT OF ST. ROSE PLANBy Steven Tavaressteven.tavares@eastbaycitizen.com@eastbaycitizen on twitterA gathering in excess of 300 residents registered overwhelming support for the latest plan to save San Leandro Hospital. Not since a string of heavily-attended rallies nearly two years ago have hospital employees and residents met to voice concern over Sutter … Continue reading Large Crowd Gets Behind Latest Plan To Save San Leandro Hospital

Mahoney Takes Proposal To Save San Leandro Hospital To The Community

SUPPORTERS URGED RESIDENTS TO ATTEND MAY 17 TOWN HALL; APPEAL TO SUTTERBy Steven Tavaressteven.tavares@eastbaycitizen.com@eastbaycitizen on twitterIn his first public appearance on the newest proposal to save San Leandro Hospital, the CEO of Hayward’s St. Rose added details to the plan San Leandro Mayor Stephen Cassidy called a “win-win situation” for the community.Michael Mahoney began what … Continue reading Mahoney Takes Proposal To Save San Leandro Hospital To The Community

St. Rose CEO Unveils Details Of Plan To Save San Leandro Hospital

MAHONEY PLAN WOULD MERGE HOSPITALS UNDER DISTRICT'S CONTROL; BE FINANCIAL SUSTAINABLEBy Steven TavaresThe president and CEO of St. Rose Hospital thinks he may have the silver bullet needed to save San Leandro Hospital while remaking how health care is dispersed in the Eden Township Healthcare District. Before that happens he’ll need to convince the county board of … Continue reading St. Rose CEO Unveils Details Of Plan To Save San Leandro Hospital