Infection rates key in Stanford Hospital, union conflict

July 18, 2017

Stanford (Calif.) Hospital union workers said the hospital's poor infection control practices jeopardize patient and worker safety, according to an article on the Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality website.

Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU) claims hospital housekeepers and janitors are understaffed and not permitted enough time to properly sanitize a room in between patients.

Ann Weinacker, MD, associate CMO of patient care services at Stanford said the data featured in the union's report is outdated and disputed the union's claims that housekeepers are understaffed. 

Stanford said the union's report as a bargaining tactic to acquire a new contract for its membership.

Read the article.

 

See the latest posts on our homepage


Share

Topic Area: Infection Control


Recent Posts
Recent Posts

EvergreenHealth Implements UV Technology to Help Fight Infection-Causing Pathogens, Enhancing Hospital Safety


12/14/2017

New At Digital Signage Expo 2018 Emerging Tech Talks


12/14/2017

Union plans one-day strike at Mayo's Albert Lea


SEIU Healthcare Minnesota and Mayo both allege unfair labor practices

12/13/2017

Patients evacuated before Calif. hospital burns


Vista Del Mar Hospital in Ventura destroyed by wildfires

12/13/2017

Focus: Energy Efficiency

Healthcare facilities can generate energy savings with GPOs


Group purchasing organizations help health systems lock in prices

12/13/2017





Post Comment




FREE
NEWSLETTER

• News and Updates
• Webcast Alerts
• Building Technologies



All fields are required.