California Hospital News Roundup for the Week of April 5, 2013
California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco
Last week, the California Nurses Association announced a tentative contract agreement for 800 registered nurses at California Pacific Medical Center, the San Francisco Business Times reports.
The tentative agreement, which also affects nurses at St. Luke's Hospital in the Mission District, would provide nurses with a 6% pay increase over the next 34 months, as well as additional pay for veteran registered nurses (Rauber, San Francisco Business Times, 3/27).
Corcoran District Hospital
Last month, Corcoran District Hospital stopped admitting patients and closed its emergency department to help reduce spending, the Fresno Bee reports.
In addition, hospital CFO Tom Birmingham said that the district's board of directors has voted 4-0 against renewing hospital CEO Jonathan Brenn's contract, which expires this week.
No interim CEO has been appointed (Griswold, Fresno Bee, 3/28).
Simi Valley Hospital
Last week, Simi Valley Hospital celebrated the dedication of its new cardiac catheterization laboratory, the Ventura County Star reports.
Services offered in the 11,000 square-foot lab include angioplasties, hemodynamic monitoring, intravascular ultrasounds and open-heart surgery (Storer, Ventura County Star, 3/29).
Temecula Valley Hospital, Temecula
Last week, Temecula Valley Hospital held a job fair to recruit applicants for a graduate nursing training program, the U-T San Diego reports.The hospital -- which still is undergoing construction in preparation for its scheduled opening this fall -- reviewed applicants' resumes and essays about their future career goals (Claverie, U-T San Diego, 3/27). This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.