Union urges California hospital employees to vote no confidence in CEO

The declaration said infected patients are put in separate rooms from uninfected ones with closed doors and posted signage, and Fountain Valley is making sure appropriate use of individual protective equipment. The union competes there has actually been some progress, however there are still problems to resolve.

Kelly Gooch –
Friday, August 7th, 2020

Now, the union is asking employees for a no-confidence vote in Fountain Valley CEO Kenneth McFarland.

The National Union of Healthcare Workers filed a problem July 1 against Fountain Valley (Calif.) Regional Hospital and Medical Center, and the state is examining.

Read the full report here.

The union and its members allege the 293-bed facility is not adequately safeguarding employees and patients, especially when it comes to COVID-19 screening and contact tracing following direct exposure occurrences.

A union representing staff members at a California health center is calling for a vote of no confidence in the CEO amid a state investigation into claims of risky working conditions and incorrect COVID-19 action, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Mr. McFarlands office decreased an interview demand from the LA Times, however sent a declaration to the paper saying the healthcare facility is following state and CDC guidelines.

” We worked collaboratively with the property surveyors and rapidly carried out some changes to address the concerns they raised,” the statement said, according to the LA Times. “While we value all of our staff members who are represented by the NUHW, we are disappointed that the union is taking this action.”.

In the problem, filed with the California Department of Public Health, the union claims the healthcare facility “has actually stopped working to establish and carry out efficient infection control treatments and practices in order to reduce the threat of the transmission of [SARS-CoV-2], the infection that triggers the coronavirus disease COVID-19,” according to the LA Times.

Workers told the LA Times throughout a demonstration Aug. 6 that the hospital wont perform on-site screening for asymptomatic staff members, even when theyve had contact with patients and co-workers who later receive a positive COVID-19 test. In addition, they declare clients are not checked on arrival if they are asymptomatic.

Editors note: Beckers connected to Fountain Valleys parent company, Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, and will post extra information if offered

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, the virus that causes the coronavirus illness COVID-19,” according to the LA Times.

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