Workers at Stanford Expect Better from World-Class Institution

Caregivers have concerns about what’s going on at Stanford. Hospital-acquired infections have been so bad in the past two years that they have been penalized by Medicare.

Workers at Stanford have asked to meet with CEO David Entwistle to go over their concerns. He agreed… at first. A few days later, they received a letter from HR canceling their meeting with the CEO.

Stanford caregivers have been ignored, disrespected, and treated like second-class employees for too long. To change the relationship between workers and management, they’ve been taking action.

  • Over 600 workers came to two rallies to get involved in making their hospital a better place to work.
  • They held a press conference drawing public attention to Stanford’s high infection rate, and management’s unwillingness to listen to their ideas to improve it.
  • They delivered over 1000 signed postcards to the office of the CEO, asking that he work with them, not against them.
  • They have also just started tweeting their ideas to Stanford executives about how to make Stanford a better hospital.

Frontline caregivers have the knowledge and ideas that can help Stanford become a better hospital. Why don’t they want to hear them?