Supervisores votan para diversificar doctores trabajando en hospitales

July 20, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

La Junta de Supervisores del condado de Los Ángeles votó el martes por unanimidad para diversificar el grupo de médicos que trabajan en hospitales del condado, centros de traumatología y centros de salud.

La supervisora Hilda Solís propuso que se coordinara con los sindicatos para contratar más “médicos competentes cultural y lingüísticamente” para formar el segundo sistema de salud municipal más grande del país.

“Para asegurar que los médicos sean tan diversos como los pacientes que ven, nosotros ponemos un énfasis fuerte en servicios apropiados, efectivos y culturales”, dijo Solís el martes en una declaración pública. “Esto se trata de contratar y equipar a nuestros trabajadores locales con el liderazgo, entrenamiento, y habilidades necesarias para mejor servir las necesidades de nuestra comunidad diversa”.

(Office of Supervisor Hilda Solis)

(Office of Supervisor Hilda Solis)

La moción, escrita por Solís y co-escrita por la Supervisora Sheila Kuehl, pide al Departamento de Servicios de Salud a empezar un repaso de las prácticas de reclutamiento de médicos y trabajar en colaboración con las uniones laborales para reclutar y mantener médicos de tiempo completo del grupo existente de médicos contratados y residentes que estén entrenando en hospitales y facultades del condado.

Kuehl dijo que el condado emplea más de 4,000 médicos y ofrece uno de los programas de capacitación de médicos más grandes en todo el país.

“Es importante que revisemos nuestras prácticas de contratación para asegurar que nuestros hospitales y clínicas continúen compitiendo efectivamente por los mejores doctores”, dijo Kuehl en una declaración pública, “y que los muchos médicos que entrenamos eligen quedarse aquí”.

La moción atrajo apoyo sindical.

“La Unión de Médicos y Dentistas Americanos (UAPD) aprecia que las Supervisoras Solís y Kuehl están tomando pasos para asegurar que haya suficientes médicos en el Condado para servir las necesidades de todos los residentes en Los Ángeles”, dijo el presidente de UAPD Stuart Bussey. “Los que están proponiendo debe ser un modelo para otros Condados, donde la mayoría enfrentan dificultades de reclutamiento similares”.

Con más de tres millones de inmigrantes y más de cien nacionalidades representadas en el condado de Los Ángeles, la Junta de Supervisores está tomando un paso hacia delante, cambiando la manera en que los servicios de salud son proveídos a los residentes.

Supervisors Want More Diversity Among County Doctors

July 20, 2017 by · 1 Comment 

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to diversify the pool of doctors working at county hospitals, trauma centers and health care facilities.

Supervisor Hilda Solis proposed coordinating with labor unions to recruit more “culturally and linguistically competent physicians” to staff the second largest municipal health care system in the nation.

“By ensuring that our physicians are as diverse as the patients they see, we place a strong emphasis on effective and culturally appropriate services,” Solis said. “This is about hiring and equipping our local working men and women with the leadership, training and skills needed to best serve the needs of our diverse communities.”

The board also hopes to reduce the number of contract physicians and become the employer of choice for medical residents in training at county facilities.

Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, who co-authored the motion, said the county employs more than 4,000 doctors and offers one of the largest physician training programs nationwide.

“It is important that we review our hiring practices to ensure that our hospitals and clinics can continue to effectively compete for the best doctors, and that the many physicians we train will choose to stay here,” Kuehl said.

The motion drew union support.

“Union of American Physicians and Dentists doctors appreciate that Supervisors Solis and Kuehl are taking steps to ensure that there are enough county doctors to serve the needs of all Los Angeles residents,” said UAPD President Stuart Bussey. “What they are proposing here should be a model for other counties, most of which are facing similar recruitment challenges.”

 

Count Could Take Up ‘Renters Rights’

May 11, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A Los Angeles County supervisor called Tuesday for policies to protect tenants in gentrifying neighborhoods and suggested that studies of the issue could be funded by landlords.

Supervisor Hilda Solis previewed a motion, co-authored by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, directing staffers to look at policies that protect rental rates, tenant tenure and freedom from discrimination.

She also proposed an analysis of state and federal laws that regulate the private rental market.

“Displacement pressures are stoking community concerns as capital floods into long-neglected urban areas,” the motion states. “The maintenance of diverse, stable neighborhoods is in the interest of public health and orderly development.”

Long-term tenants are interested in investing in their community and should benefit when property values go up, Solis said.

Implementing new policies and advocating for legislative changes, if needed, could be costly, but the motion offers a solution.

“There need be little or no cost to the county general fund if administrative costs are recovered through a small per-unit fee paid by landlords,” it states.

The motion is expected to be considered next week.

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