News roundup: Member stories in the media
Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, national and local press have turned to SEIU Healthcare 1199NW members to learn about how the novel coronavirus is impacting healthcare workers, patients and communities. Take a look at this collection of news clips to see 1199NW members in action. We’re using our union voice to shed a light on the issues we face on the frontlines of the pandemic.
Esequiel “Zeke” Cisneros, who worked at the psychiatric facility in Medical Lake for more than 30 years, became critically ill after contracting the novel coronavirus and was treated in a local intensive care unit, his family said in an obituary published Sunday.
Western State staffers are calling for more protective medical gear, better screenings for symptoms of the virus and better communication when workers have been potentially exposed to COVID-19.
Go There takes a look at how nurses - often the first on the front line in hospitals around the country - are dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. We've talked to a few nurses who've spoken candidly about their stress, anxiety and fears surrounding treating patients.
Interviews with more than a dozen Valley Medical Center employees, as well as emails and internal documents, underscore the concerns of many employees who said that COVID-19's sudden arrival left Hospital staff and administrators scrambling.
A second Eastern State Hospital employee has tested positive for COVID-19 following an outbreak at Western State Hospital, fueling concerns among health care workers and prompting disability-rights advocates to call for the release or transfer of many psychiatric patients.
The first U.S cluster of coronavirus cases began in the Seattle area, and the case count is growing. Now nurses face shortages of protective gear, and confusion and fear about how to stay safe.