Nurses v. Twin Cities

On October 3, 2016, 53 nurses who work at Twin Cities Community Hospital in Templeton, CA filed claims against the Hospital for widespread violations of California labor laws.  The claims are related to an earlier lawsuit filed by nine nurses in March 2015.  Even though nurses have raised concerns about Hospital under-staffing, the inability to take state-mandated breaks, and wage theft repeatedly since 2010, the Hospital has failed to remedy the problems, prompting a larger group of nurses to file these additional claims.

Click here to read more about the October 3,2016 claims.

Click here to read more about the March 30, 2015 lawsuit.

WANT MORE INFORMATION?

If you would like more information about the claims raised by Twin Cities’ nurses or have information to support the nurses’ claims, please email info@bbemploymentlaw.com or call our office toll-free at (888)-503-5517 ext. 104.

WANT TO SUPPORT THE NURSES?

The nurses are incredibly grateful for the widespread media attention their claims have attracted and for the feedback they are receiving from the community they serve.  Please continue to support the nurses and speak out in favor of patient safety in these simple ways:

Demand That Tenet Healthcare Corporation Put Patients Before Profits.  Tenet owns Twin Cities Community Hospital and is one of the largest for-profit healthcare services companies in the United States, earning more than $2.276 billion in adjusted net income in 2015.  Click on the links to email Media Relations and Investor Relations or call Charles Nicolas, Corporate Communications, at 469-893-2640 or Brendan Strong, Investor Relations, at 469-893-6992.  Tell Tenet to put patients before profits.

Tell Twin Cities CEO Mark Lisa to Address The Nurses’ Concerns Now.  The claims filed by 53 Twin Cities nurses against the Hospital on October 3, 2016, are related to an earlier lawsuit filed in March 2015, but nurses have been raising concerns with management since at least 2010.  Even after a 2013 investigation by the California Department of Health found the Hospital was understaffed in violation of state-mandated nurse-patient rations and that such under-staffing was impacting patient care, problems continue.  Click on the link to email Twin Cities CEO Mark Lisa and demand action now.

Support Nurses or Raise Patient Care Concerns with Twin Cities Community Hospital. Twin Cities nurses are dedicated to patient care, but they raised serious concerns in their March 2015 lawsuit that persist today, including under-staffing, the inability of nurses to take state-mandated breaks without leaving patients unattended, and the Hospital’s failure to pay nurses properly by requiring them to work off the clock to avoid paying overtime.  Use these links to Share Your Concerns with Twin Cities or Support Twin Cities Nurses.

Show Appreciation for Media Coverage and Demand More.  Contact these reporters and editors or submit a letter to the editor to thank them for covering the nurses’ claims and encourage them to continue covering this important story:

San Luis Obispo Tribune, 52 nurses allege labor violations at Twin Cities Community Hospital (October 7, 2016).  Read Tribune article here. Click on the links to contact Reporter Matt Fountain or Executive Editor Sandra Duerr or submit a letter to the editor.

KCBX FM, Dozens of nurses claim workplace violations at Twin Cities Community Hospital in Templeton (October 7, 2016).  Read KCBX transcript here.  Click on the link to contact News Director Randol White.

Cal Coast News, Fifty-Three nurses file claims against Twin Cities hospital (October 6, 2016).  Read Cal Coast News article here.  Click on the link to contact Editor Bill Loving.

Paso Robles Press, Twin Cities file lawsuit claims of widespread labor law violations fuel action (October 7, 2016). Read Paso Robles Press article here.  Click on the link to contact Reporter Allyson Oken or Editor Brian Williams.

Paso Robles Daily News, More than 50 nurses allege labor violations at Twin Cities Hospital (October 18, 2016.  Read Paso Robles Daily News article here.  Click on the link to contact Staff Writer Jordan Elgrably.

Pacific Coast Business Times, Nurses claim labor violations in suit against Twin Cities Community Hospital (October 4, 2016).  Read Business Times article here.  Click on links to contact Story Editor Alex Kacik or Editor Henry Dubroff.  The Santa Barbara Post also ran the Business times article.

New Times, Twin Cities Hospital nurses file labor complaints (October 5, 2016).  Read New times article here.  Click on links to contact Reporter Chris McGuinness or Editor Camillia Lanham or submit a letter to the editor.

KVEC AM 920, Dave Congalton Hometown Radio, Special Coverage of Nurses Lawsuit Against Twin Cities Hospital (October 5, 2016).  Listen to Dave Congalton’s Call-In Show here.  Call the KVEC Hotline at 805-543-8830.

KSBY, Nurses file lawsuit against Twin Cities Community Hospital (October 4, 2016).  View KSBY coverage here. Click on links to contact News Director Kendra Martinez.

Examples of Letters to the Editor

A 30-year veteran of the surgical department at Twin Cities Community Hospital submitted a powerful letter to the New Times editor in support of the nurses’ claims.  Click the link to read Dr. Mulder’s letter to the editor.