Nurses Protest Appointment of Kaiser CEO to First 5
At a First 5 California commission meeting in Sacramento last week, California Nurses Association/National Nurses United members protested the appointment of Kaiser Permanente CEO George Halvorson to the group, which administers funds for early childhood health and education programs. The protesters -- which included registered nurses from Kaiser Permanente -- highlighted Kaiser's decision to close a pediatrics unit in Hayward and move patients to a new medical center in Oakland. First 5 Executive Director Camille Maben said the protest did not "have anything to do with the commission or our business."
- "Kaiser Nurses Protest at First 5 Meeting" (Robertson, Sacramento Business Journal, 7/26).