Juliana Rather 
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Re: “Gambling with Children

I want the community to know that Kaiser's claim that they are consolidating care to increase quality is utterly false. Now, because they don't have enough pediatric beds in Oakland to handle all of the patients, management has been putting pediatric patients on the adult floors, claiming that if they are 14 years old and 100 pounds, they can be treated as an adult. As one of the nurses at Kaiser Oakland, I know we fight every day to get the staffing and resources we need to provide safe care to our patients - and it is a fight we have been having for years. Kaiser wants to use our contract negotiations as an excuse/explanation for their bad decisions!! This is not about the contract. It is about the safety of the community. Patients and families pay the same premiums in Hayward and San Leandro as they do in Oakland, but they are not receiving the same level of care for their kids.

35 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Juliana Rather on 08/20/2014 at 8:21 AM

Re: “Nurses Say Kaiser Oakland Is Shortchanging Patients

I've worked for Kaiser for almost 25 years and the last couple have been progressively harder to manage because of chronic understaffing. I am on the professional performance committee and on my floor alone I processed over 200 ADOS in 2013. Nurses are fighting to take care of patients and protect their own licenses. The decrease in patients that Claude watts is claiming is a direct result of not admitting people and discharging others early. They have told us that they are trying to move care into the home and nurses need to adjust to to this change in practice. This change puts the burden on families to care for their sick family members at home with minimal nursing supervision. Bottom line Kaiser is putting our patients at risk and ignoring nurses that are trying to advocate for those patients and their families.

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Posted by Juliana Rather on 01/15/2014 at 11:01 AM

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