Union Slams Pomona Hospital’s Working Conditions, Says It’s Endangering Patients
Employees say the conditions are deplorable and are leading to patients' infections. The hospital denies the claims.
Los Angeles Times:
Pomona Hospital Employees Say Patients Are At Risk Of Superbug Infections
Employees of one of the San Gabriel Valley’s largest hospitals say they that fear patients are being sickened by dirty conditions that management has ignored. “I pick up bone, blood and flesh,” said Leticia Duarte, an environmental services employee at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. “It can be on the walls and ceiling. We use mops to clean up. We’re not trained how to handle that.” (Peterson, 11/16)
In other hospital news —
Clovis Mental Health Hospital Plan Put On Hold
Plans for a controversial behavioral health hospital in Clovis have been scrapped, at least for now, by the company that wanted to build it. The company’s lawyer confirmed Tuesday that the company chose to terminate its escrow on the site northwest of Highway 168 and Herndon Avenue. Universal Health Services had plans to build a 102-bed facility in the city’s Dry Creek Business Park. The project passed the Clovis Planning Commission in September, but will not be taken up by the City Council for final approval anytime soon. (Benjamin, 11/15)