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A crowd of CNA members, activists and legislators gather to discuss Sutter Health’s plan to close its Alta Bates Campus in Berkeley. Photo by Margaret Katcher

Nurses hold town hall to oppose closure of Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley

In the light-filled atrium of the Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley, nearly 200 people gathered for a town hall meeting assembled by the California Nurses Association (CNA). Over half of the attendees were outfitted in...

Patients struggle, doctors worry in aftermath of hospital shutdown

In the months following the April shutdown of Doctor's Medical Center, doctors and patients have dispersed to other care centers. Some have had to go only across the street in San Pablo, while others must...
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Community members mourn the closure of Doctors Medical Center

Plywood with large red letters simply reading “DMC Closed” was affixed to the signs on the street that once welcomed patients to the largest public hospital on the western part of Contra Costa County. Members...

Nonprofit MedShare repurposes unused medical tools by donating to local clinics

Many times a day, in Bay Area operating rooms like those at Kaiser Permanente Oakland, nurses lay out a set of surgical tools from which doctors can choose. Surgeons often pick one or two instruments...