RNs Cindy Dalcin, Courtney Parrinello, Ariana Sanchez and Laura Brigantino told stories of how the community reached out in support and gratitude during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by John Chadwell.


Hazel Hawkins Hospital staff send love letter to community

Nurses describe a windfall of support including food and protective equipment.

Just a few of the pizzas delivered to Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital staff by Graniterock and Granite Construction. Don Barrett with Graniterock (center) in blue. Hospital staff names were not provided by publication. Photo provided.


Nurses and Doctors get recognition in the form of a hot meal

Two regional companies decide to join together and help sustain staff at three area hospitals with a tall stack of pizzas from local restaurants.

Many of those attending the March 28 Hazel Hawkins Hospital Board of Directors meeting voiced their approval of the current anesthesia group, as well as concern about accusations against anesthesiologist and outspoken board member Ariel Hurtado. Photo by John Chadwell.

Hospital staff voice support for current anesthesia group during contract talks

ACE Anesthesia praised by 10 nurses for its dedication and expertise.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.


Gavilan College plans to restructure nursing programs

New plan hopes to help students obtain career certifications quicker.

CEO Ken Underwood encouraged the board to pass the resolution in support of the union. Photos by John Chadwell.


Hazel Hawkins Hospital board approves letter to protect union nurses

In a move to blunt the effect of a Supreme Court ruling in June that could bankrupt public-sector unions, the health district supports nurses' union efforts to save jobs if the hospital is sold.

Diane Beck, RN, presents Jeri Hernandez with plaque on behalf of HHH employees

Hazel Hawkins Hospital nurses create scholarship to honor district board member

Educational scholarship created in memory of Ismael Hernandez, spouse of board member

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Hospital, nurses’ union settle contract dispute

Nurses' union, which had held a one-day strike, agrees to four-year contract that includes a 9 percent raise over the life of the deal

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Hospital board directs administration to enter into mediation with nurses’ union

Action follows Wednesday's one-day nurses' strike and Thursday's board meeting



Emotions run high as nurses strike; hospital denies charges of short-staffing

Registered nurses walked picket lines in front of Hazel Hawkins claiming unsafe patient conditions as hospital denies accusations


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Nurses strike against Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital

Registered nurses begin one-day strike at Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital, claim patient safety at risk because of understaffing and long hours without breaks.


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Mediation continues with Hazel Hawkins nurses’ strike looming Aug. 24

Hospital officials say they have a plan to provide patient care in the case of a strike; the two sides have held 23 negotiating sessions over 14 months


Nurses claim Hazel Hawkins’ staffing levels put patients at risk

Nurses speak at Hollister City Council meeting to share concerns; hospital trustee calls it a negotiating tactic