Mental Health Advocates Demand Resources to Treat the Severely Mentally Ill

January 14, 2018

Physicians Organizing Committee members and mental health advocates launched a campaign this spring to force the San Francisco County Department of Behavioral Health and the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Hou­sing (DHSH) to close the growing gap between their declarations … Continue reading

Posted in Mental Health |

Physicians must organize for ethical medical care vs. the commodification of healthcare

October 26, 2017

You are not your patient’s doctor any more. You have been replaced. However, joining the corporate medicine bandwagon, turning a blind eye and following their unethical mandates can also jeopardize your career, and your patients’ lives. The profession of dedicated … Continue reading

Posted in Editorials: On the Commondification of Healthcare. |

MDs Unite with Community to Reinstate Medical Leadership of District Hospital

February 12, 2017

Corporate attempts to silence physicians fails Physicians Organizing Committee (POC) members and other physician leaders from the Tulare Regional Medical Center (TRMC) organized with community residents this summer to win the first round in the battle to reinstate the illegally … Continue reading

Posted in Medical Staff Self-Governance: Tulare |

Legal Victory Buys Time for Rural Northern California Hospital

February 5, 2017

MDs who oppose Sutter’s profiteering face retaliation After a nearly two-year legal battle, Beverly Hussey reached a settlement in November 2015 in her suit to stop Sutter Coast Hospital (SCH) from cutting the number of patient beds in half, in … Continue reading

Posted in Medical Staff Self-Governance: Crescent City |

Government Failure Continues to Roil Mental Health Professionals and the Community

In 2002, the California Legislature passed AB1421, which authorized counties to implement Assisted Outpatient Therapy (AOT), also known as Laura’s Law. San Francisco launched its program in November 2015. The law mandates early intervention by mental health professionals and wraparound … Continue reading

Posted in Mental Health |