April 28th, 2022

April 2022 PULSE

In April, NUHW members welcomed new members who work for Sutter Health and Wellpath, were honored as Women of the Year in their congressional district, and helped advance legislation that would significantly increase fines against health plans that violate state laws, including state mental health laws. Check out the stories below, and learn how one […]

April 27th, 2022

NUHW’s helping drive California toward Medicare for All

A commission created by Governor Gavin Newsom to study how California can transition to a single-payer Medicare for All healthcare system issued a game-changing report on April 25 that found that creating a unified financing approach to healthcare could save 4,000 lives and as much as $500 billion over the next decade. The commission, which […]

April 27th, 2022

News of the Month — April 2022

Some of these stories may require a subscription.  Becker’s Hospital Review quoted NUHW Northern California Providence Organizing Coordinator Tyler Kissinger in a story about how hospitals are boosting pay to attract and retain workers amid workforce shortages. Tyler noted that sign-on and referral bonuses only go so far and that the only sustainable way to […]

April 27th, 2022

Meet Valerie Thorp, a caregiver who goes the distance

Valerie Thorp, an NUHW steward at Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice of Santa Cruz, credits her athletic endeavors as a swimmer and runner for helping define her career path as a physical therapist. Growing up in Camarillo, California, Valerie was never far from the water. Valerie competed in swimming meets and cross-country races in high […]

April 27th, 2022

More Wellpath employees join NUHW

Fifty-four caregivers at the Lerdo Pretrial Facility AES (Admission, Evaluation and Stabilization) Center in Bakersfield voted overwhelmingly in April to join NUHW. The caregivers include registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, competency intervention specialists, care coordinators, mental health technicians and clinical psychologists who provide health care and mental health services to incarcerated individuals in Kern County. […]