July 22, 2006 |
Unite Here, a New York-based union representing 450,000 textile, hotel and restaurant workers, must pay $17.3 million for mailing postcards defaming Sutter Health hospitals, a California judge ruled. A Placer County judge ordered Unite Here to pay the damages to Sutter, a network of nonprofit hospitals in Northern California, for claiming that Sutter affiliates used linens improperly cleaned by contracted laundry services, Sutter said.
April 17, 2003 |
CalPERS, the nation's biggest pension fund, will review allegations of possible overcharging at Sutter Health hospitals after the Northern California chain acknowledged it could face a federal probe for its Medicare billing practices, a CalPERS spokesman said Wednesday.
January 4, 2001 |
In a powerful sign that tensions between Blue Cross of California and the state's doctors and hospitals remain unabated, the huge Sutter Health hospital and medical group chain in Northern California has dropped out of the health plan's network. Sacramento-based Sutter Health, which owns 26 hospitals and six large medical groups, let its contract with Blue Cross expire. It stopped accepting Blue Cross HMO patients Jan.
October 21, 2013 |
Some of the top employers looking to hire in Los Angeles include fast-food chain McDonald's and healthcare provider Kaiser Permanente. That's according to a new report from job site SimplyHired.com, which took a look at the companies posting the most job openings in cities around the country. In Los Angeles, McDonald's currently has about 1,600 jobs open in the city, while Kaiser Permanente has about 1,500 positions available. 24 Hour Fitness (1,200), USC (900) and Citigroup (775)
June 9, 1998 |
Wellpoint Health Networks Inc. shares rose nearly 5% after the company's Blue Cross of California unit said it had reached an agreement with Sutter Health on reimbursement rates. The Woodland Hills-based managed-care company's shares rose $3.13 to close at $65 on the NYSE.
March 22, 2008 |
About 4,000 nurses at eight Sutter Health hospitals in the San Francisco Bay Area started striking Friday over a dispute about their healthcare and pension benefits and the closing of hospitals in poor areas. The strike affects hospitals in Antioch, Berkeley, Burlingame, Castro Valley, Oakland, San Francisco, San Mateo and Vallejo. The California Nurses Assn. union said the walkout was triggered by contract negotiations and Sutter practices that it said put patients at risk. Sutter Health said it had met the levels of staffing, healthcare and retirement benefits the union had demanded from other hospitals.