Nurses

Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks to a crowd in Oakland on August 10, 2015. (CBS)

Presidential Hopeful Bernie Sanders Visits Oakland, Receives Nurses’ Union Endorsement

A national nurses union warmly welcomed Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders to Oakland on Monday, along with his message of taxing the wealthy, better health care for all, and free college tuition for students.

08/10/2015

The green space in front of the planned Warriors Arena. (Pfau Long Architecture and AE3 Partners/San Francisco Business Times)

UCSF Nurses Say Mission Bay Can’t Handle Traffic From Proposed Warriors Stadium

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A new 18,500-seat Golden State Warriors basketball arena that developers have proposed to build on 11 acres in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood is likely to exacerbate existing gridlock near […]

06/29/2015

Thunder Road protest in Oakland. April 13, 2015. (Photo courtesy California Nurses Association)

Vote Could Shutter Oakland Youth Drug & Alcohol Treatment Center After 30 Years Of Service

After 30 years, Thunder Road Adolescent Treatment Center for youth is threatened with closure by Sutter Health, its subsidizer, and one of the largest nonprofit health care corporations in the state.

04/13/2015

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Chief Academic Officer Says San Francisco Needs 14,000 Nurses By 2020

From candy striper to naval nurse to chief academic officer, Christy Torkildson’s passion has always been nursing.

02/28/2015

(CBS SF)

Demand For Registered Nurses Expected To Rise 19% Over The Next 10 Years

Jill Schlesinger zeros in one lucrative career option in the Bay Area that’s rapidly growing: registered nurses.

12/22/2014

(CBS SF)

18,000 Kaiser Nurses Strike Over Ebola Preparedness; Health Facilities Expected To Stay Open

Thousands of Kaiser Permanente nurses are on a two-day strike in Northern California as contract negotiations continue.

11/11/2014

Oakland Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Nurses Citing Ebola Safety Concerns Begin 2-Day Strike On Tuesday

About 18,000 nurses who work for Northern California Kaiser Permanente Hospitals, and other facilities, plan to go on a two-day strike Tuesday morning citing Ebola safety concerns and general patient care.

11/10/2014

Ebola Research

Nurses Group Says Public Was Misinformed: ‘UCSF Not Ready For Ebola’

Last week the State of California announced any Ebola cases will be treated at five designated UC medical centers, but on Tuesday about a dozen nurses protested at UCSF’s Parnassus campus.

10/28/2014

Mount Sinai Health Systems demonstrates the proper technique for donning and removing protective gear during an Ebola educational session for healthcare workers at the Jacob Javits Center in New York.  (Timothy A. Clary/Getty Images)

US Journalist Recovers; President Obama’s Ebola ‘Czar’ Gets To Work

A TV news cameraman treated for Ebola was ready to go home Wednesday as President Barack Obama brought together top aides and his new “czar” to coordinate a national response should an Ebola outbreak happen.

10/22/2014

A healthcare worker puts on gear to treat Ebola patients. (CBS)

Nurses Say California Hospitals Unprepared For Ebola Outbreak; Gov. Brown Hears From Healthcare Workers

Bay Area nurses say their hospitals are unprepared to handle Ebola patients during a rally Tuesday in Oakland. Meanwhile, members of California’s largest nurses’ union met with Gov. Jerry Brown and other health care experts in Sacramento Tuesday a day after federal health officials issued new guidelines for health care workers treating Ebola patients.

10/21/2014

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