July 31, 2023
Providers | Tea Leaves
  • Stanford Health Care’s resident physicians, who unionized last year, rallied in front of the hospital Wednesday to demand improved pay, working conditions, and care standards as they continue to negotiate their first contract. The physicians, represented by the Committee of Interns and Residents, say Stanford Health Care prioritizes profit over patient and physician well-being and is using stalling tactics in the negotiations process, which started last November. Early in the pandemic, Stanford faced backlash for allocating the first wave of vaccines to many senior faculty members but not residents who were providing day-to-day clinical care for people with COVID-19. It was a catalyst and led residents and fellows to unionize last May. (Article here)