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August 29, 1988
Registered nurses who struck six major hospitals in San Francisco and Daly City voted to accept a contract offer and return to work Wednesday, officials said. The strikers voted by a 77-23 margin to accept a 21% pay increase over 34 months, the California Nurses Assn. said, and will end their 26-day walkout. Slightly over half the 2,200 strikers cast ballots, the association said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 2001 | From Times Staff, Wire Reports
The state attorney general approved letting Sutter Health take over San Francisco's last independent full-service hospital. The Sacramento-based network of hospitals and medical groups could assume control of the financially troubled St. Luke's Hospital in the Mission District as early as next month. Sutter must maintain on-site acute care, emergency room service, an intensive care unit and clinics at the hospital for at least five years.
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NEWS
July 27, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
About 1,700 dietary workers, housekeepers, laundry workers, licensed vocational nurses and technicians struck seven Bay Area hospitals Tuesday. Officials said that patients would not be affected by the walkout, although union spokesmen disputed that. Meanwhile, negotiations between six of the hospitals and a union representing 2,000 registered nurses continued. The registered nurses have set a strike deadline for next Tuesday. Picket lines went up at 6 a.m.
NEWS
November 14, 1996 | AMY PYLE, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
The UC Board of Regents took a major step Wednesday toward privatizing its network of San Francisco teaching hospitals in a liaison with nearby Stanford University. That public-private merger is considered the advance guard for what could become a trend in the UC system, as its state-owned medical centers falter under the burden of increased competition from the private managed care industry and decreased Medicare and Medi-Cal payments.
NEWS
August 21, 1988
Rejection of a proposed wage increase by a 2-1 vote kept striking nurses on picket lines for the 25th day at six major private hospitals in San Francisco. The hospitals functioned with the help of some nurses brought in from other cities and other replacements, but the range of care was restricted. Members of the California Nurses Assn.
NEWS
August 25, 1988
An arbitrator sought to end a bitter dispute that prevented service workers from returning to their jobs at six San Francisco-area hospitals struck by 2,200 nurses on Aug. 2. Affiliated Hospitals of San Francisco and Local 250 of the Hospital and Health Care Workers Union agreed to binding arbitration after a noisy demonstration outside the building housing management's legal team.
NEWS
August 6, 1988 | Associated Press
Nurses, technicians and hospital service workers walked picket lines Friday as their unions prepared to extend their strikes to an eighth hospital today. "If there's no settlement, the strike will take place in the morning," said Joe Twarog, chief negotiator for Hospital and Institutional Workers Union Local 250. French Hospital in the city's Richmond District braced for the walkout by 290 employees who belong to Local 250 and the California Nurses Assn. by limiting admissions to emergencies.
NEWS
August 9, 1988 | TODD J. GILLMAN, Times Staff Writer
The city Board of Supervisors late Monday approved a tentative agreement that is expected to avert a crippling strike by 2,000 nurses at San Francisco General Hospital and other city-run facilities. The one-year pact, which will be voted on today, would give the nurses a minimum 8% raise, effective in 1989. The nurses had threatened to walk out on Wednesday.
NEWS
November 14, 1996 | AMY PYLE, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
The UC Board of Regents took a major step Wednesday toward privatizing its network of San Francisco teaching hospitals in a liaison with nearby Stanford University. That public-private merger is considered the advance guard for what could become a trend in the UC system, as its state-owned medical centers falter under the burden of increased competition from the private managed care industry and decreased Medicare and Medi-Cal payments.
NEWS
August 19, 1988 | Associated Press
More than 2,000 striking Bay Area nurses reached a tentative three-year agreement that could end their 16-day-old strike at six hospitals and send service workers honoring the strike back to work, union officials said Thursday. "Overall, it's a good, solid contract and it's one of the best contracts in the country," said Maureen Anderson, spokeswoman for the California Nurses Assn. However, she said she did not know whether nurses would ratify the contract in a vote scheduled Friday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1990
Members of the University of California Regents meeting in Westwood on Thursday gave preliminary approval to UC San Francisco Medical Center to acquire the financially troubled Mt. Zion Medical Center. Three regents' committees, after a lengthy debate, also endorsed issuing more than $40 million in revenue bonds for construction, property purchases and paying off the nonprofit hospital's current debt of about $11 million.
NEWS
October 19, 1989 | JANNY SCOTT and ANNE C. ROARK, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Doctors, nurses and hospital technicians marveled here Wednesday at how well their emergency medical system worked in the face of probably the deadliest earthquake in U.S. history. Although they had to work long stretches over more than 24 hours at times without telephones or electricity, occasionally even having to pump air into patients' lungs manually, medical personnel said the emergency response was carried off largely without hitch. Off-duty medical personnel came to work.
NEWS
October 18, 1989 | JANNY SCOTT and VIRGINIA ELLIS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
It began with a rash of "heart attack calls" to the Oakland Police Department. Then people began arriving on foot at hospital emergency rooms throughout the Bay Area. Then came calls from cities and towns to state emergency services officials for fire engines and helicopters. The National Guard mobilized its emergency operations within 20 minutes of the first earthquake rumblings. Twenty-seven-thousand National Guardsmen were placed on alert.
NEWS
December 2, 1988
A Superior Court jury in San Francisco found a blood bank responsible for a case of AIDS in a 6-year-old boy who contracted it through a transfusion. Irwin Memorial Blood Bank of San Francisco, which supplies blood to about 40 hospitals in eight counties, failed to properly screen blood for the virus that causes AIDS, said attorney Michael Moriarty, who won the case of behalf of Michael Osborn of Sacramento. The jury awarded the child's family $550,000 in compensatory damages.
NEWS
August 29, 1988
Registered nurses who struck six major hospitals in San Francisco and Daly City voted to accept a contract offer and return to work Wednesday, officials said. The strikers voted by a 77-23 margin to accept a 21% pay increase over 34 months, the California Nurses Assn. said, and will end their 26-day walkout. Slightly over half the 2,200 strikers cast ballots, the association said.
NEWS
August 27, 1988 | Associated Press
Representatives of 2,200 striking registered nurses reached a tentative agreement with six private hospitals Friday for pay raises of 21%, the California Nurses Assn. said. The tentative pact was reached after the hospitals' negotiating board accepted a proposal from the CNA, said Larry Arnold, spokesman for Affiliated Hospitals, which is handling negotiations for the medical centers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 2001 | From Times Staff, Wire Reports
The state attorney general approved letting Sutter Health take over San Francisco's last independent full-service hospital. The Sacramento-based network of hospitals and medical groups could assume control of the financially troubled St. Luke's Hospital in the Mission District as early as next month. Sutter must maintain on-site acute care, emergency room service, an intensive care unit and clinics at the hospital for at least five years.
NEWS
August 25, 1988
An arbitrator sought to end a bitter dispute that prevented service workers from returning to their jobs at six San Francisco-area hospitals struck by 2,200 nurses on Aug. 2. Affiliated Hospitals of San Francisco and Local 250 of the Hospital and Health Care Workers Union agreed to binding arbitration after a noisy demonstration outside the building housing management's legal team.
NEWS
August 21, 1988
Rejection of a proposed wage increase by a 2-1 vote kept striking nurses on picket lines for the 25th day at six major private hospitals in San Francisco. The hospitals functioned with the help of some nurses brought in from other cities and other replacements, but the range of care was restricted. Members of the California Nurses Assn.
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