California Hospital News Roundup for the Week of May 3, 2013
Dominican Hospital, Santa Cruz
Officials from Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz have announced that the hospital has completed moving patients from its Acute Rehabilitation Unit to the main hospital building, the Santa Cruz Sentinel reports.
On Jan. 22, the main hospital unveiled a $12.6 million renovation of its second floor with 20 beds for acute rehabilitation patients (Gumz, Santa Cruz Sentinel, 4/26).
Queen of the Valley Medical Center, Napa
The California Nurses Association has announced that registered nurses at Queen of the Valley Medical Center have voted to join CNA, the San Francisco Business Times' "Bay Area BizTalk" reports.
Hospital officials said the vote must be reviewed and certified by the National Labor Relations Board before CNA can begin representing the nurses (Rauber , "Bay Area BizTalk," San Francisco Business Times, 5/1).
On Tuesday, Scripps Health won a bidding contest over Sharp HealthCare to purchase the San Diego Hospice in Hillcrest for $16.55 million, the U-T San Diego reports.
The facility sits on an eight-acre property and includes a 24-bed hospice hospital and several administrative buildings.
Scripps CEO Chris Van Gorder said the health system plans to use the property to provide inpatient end-of-life care (Sisson, U-T San Diego, 4/30).
Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Palo Alto
On Wednesday, Stanford Hospital & Clinics held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new hospital building, the San Francisco Business Times' "Bay Area BizTalk" reports.
The new facility is part of a larger $5 billion construction project that includes expanding, rebuilding and seismically improving Stanford Hospital and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.
Construction plans for Stanford Hospital call for a new 820,000 square-foot complex and a new parking structure (Rauber, "Bay Area BizTalk," Sacramento Business Times, 4/29).
Sutter Health officials have filed a notice on California's WARN Act website about plans to lay off 169 employees at multiple facilities, the San Francisco Business Times' "Bay Area BizTalk" reports.
The layoffs include 54 positions at Sutter's Alta Bates Summit Medical Center campuses in Berkeley and Oakland, 79 positions at its Mills-Peninsula Health Services in Burlingame and 39 positions at its Memorial Medical Center in Modesto. The layoffs are expected to take effect between April 22 and June 17 (Rauber , "Bay Area BizTalk," San Francisco Business Times, 5/1).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.