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June 8, 2000 | From Associated Press
Nearly all the registered nurses at two Silicon Valley hospitals walked off the job Wednesday in hopes of higher pay. Officials at Stanford Medical Center and Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital brought in about 500 nurses to replace the 1,730 on strike and said they would turn away patients before compromising care. Both sides said they hoped for a quick end to the dispute. "But we're in this for the long haul, if that's what's necessary," union spokeswoman Kim Griffin said.
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June 8, 2000 | From Associated Press
Nearly all the registered nurses at two Silicon Valley hospitals walked off the job Wednesday in hopes of higher pay. Officials at Stanford Medical Center and Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital brought in about 500 nurses to replace the 1,730 on strike and said they would turn away patients before compromising care. Both sides said they hoped for a quick end to the dispute. "But we're in this for the long haul, if that's what's necessary," union spokeswoman Kim Griffin said.
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December 17, 1989 | ROBERT STEINBROOK, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
One-eighth of California hospitals with heart surgery programs had significantly high death rates for heart bypass patients in 1987, according to a Times analysis of data covering nearly all such operations in the state. At seven of these hospitals, the death rate--the percentage of bypass surgery patients who died before leaving the hospital--was at least 10%, or more than double the statewide average death rate of 4.9%. The facilities included St.
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