TOPIC: Health-care

Highland Hospital Substance Abuse Treatment Center Closing

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07.28.15 - Blaming two years of financial hardship and low patient volumes, the Alameda Health System is closing a substance abuse treatment center at Highland Hospital. Several dozen nurses, patients, and members of SEIU 1021, the union that represents workers at Highland Hospital, rallied on Monday against the plan to shutter the center. The substance abuse center is an intensive outpatient drug treatment program that serves uninsured and Medi-Cal insured populations in Alameda County Read…

Kaiser Permanente’s Mental Health Workers Planning to Strike in East Bay

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01.07.15 - Mental health workers with the National Union of Healthcare Workers are planning a week of strikes against Kaiser Permanente starting a week from today, union officials have announced. Officials say it will be the largest mental health worker strike in the nation’s history. Some 2,600 clinicians are planning to walk out because they say Kaiser is failing to provide timely and adequate care to patients. Read…