A vicious drunk who was being treated at St. Francis Memorial Hospital for intoxication Friday was arrested after allegedly breaking a nurse’s eye socket.
Aleksey Petrov, 51, of San Francisco, is accused of punching the 57-year-old woman, who was treating him at the Nob Hill hospital, at least twice about 8:50 p.m. When staffers heard the commotion, they rushed to the nurse’s aid and called police. Meanwhile, Petrov fled the hospital — but he wouldn’t get far. Read More
Prolonged negotiations between The City and the California Pacific Medical Center over a massive new 555-bed facility on Cathedral Hill will likely cause the hospital group to miss a state deadline to meet earthquake safety standards. Read More
Thousands of registered nurses at Kaiser Permanente hospitals and clinics throughout Northern California will walk off the job Tuesday to protest retirement benefits, cuts in health-care coverage, and inadequate staffing of mental-health services, according to the California Nurses Association. Read More
About 4,000 registered nurses at eight Bay Area hospitals will be on strike today, but hospital officials say patient care won’t suffer.The one-day strike by the California Nurses Association against the Sutter Health chain affects two Peninsula hospitals, Mills Health Center in San Mateo and Peninsula Medical Center in Burlingame. Sutter said hospitals will remain open during the walk-out, which follows a September action against Sutter and Kaiser Permanente. Read More
Contract negotiations between 700 nurses represented by the California Nurses Association and Mills-Peninsula Health Services, a Sutter Health hospital, are deadlocked with no end in sight.
"It’s not looking good to end peacefully," said Liz Jacobs, spokeswoman for the state nursing union. Read More
It was 6 a.m. in the emergency room when the patient came in with labored breathing. His respiratory rate was so low that medical resident Dr. Maura Madou wanted to give him her full attention. That might have been easier if she hadn’t already worked 22 hours.
“He was pretty sick, and needed someone with high acuity,” she said. “I honestly couldn’t wait for the next shift to come in.” Read More