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Stanford Health Care resident physicians say wages, conditions untenable

Original post made on Aug 19, 2023

Resident physicians at Stanford Health Care have a very serious grouse: They say their working conditions are so strained that some of the doctors must work second jobs after putting in 80 hours a week at Stanford Hospital.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, August 17, 2023, 9:07 PM

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Posted by MyFeelz
a resident of another community
on Aug 19, 2023 at 1:32 pm

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"The union claims that Stanford Health Care has routinely engaged in stalling tactics at the table, deliberately ignoring the basic needs of their residents despite making a $788 million profit." -- Why would Stanford "stall" or balk at providing essential services and fair pay to their student doctors? Stanford is one of the richest hospitals in the country. What could they have to lose by negotiating in good faith in a timely manner? Are they hoping all of the residents will quit? Who will take care of the patients, if they do walk out forever? Is Stanford hoping that if they DO let the doctors walk out, after a week of doing door dash and lyft and making boba tea for the affluently thirsty PA'ers, they'll come back groveling on their knees, asking for their jobs back, and asking to take a 50% paycut to do so? All these questions will be answered on the next episode of "Stanford Makes Itself Look Bad Again, Are They Using Stanford Attorneys Or Outside Counsel To Put The Screws To The Front Line Healthcare Workers?"

Check the Stanford manual for the appropriate politically correct term that applies to this situation.

In the old TV show, "Trapper John, MD" a character named Gonzo lived in an RV in the parking lot. Stanford wouldn't allow it at THEIR hospital but maybe the residents can fit their vans and RV's along the ECR, and put windshield covers up that say, "I'm Your Doctor" on them. Would really give pause to those who pass the King's Highway every day.

Posted by Online Name
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Aug 19, 2023 at 2:03 pm

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I doubt Stanford much cares if patients get treated or where / how doctors are practice. I say this because in the middle of the pandemic shutdown with NO warning Stanford evicted all the doctors, dentists and other health professionals from 770 Welsh Road.

My dentist was of them. I couldn't understand the dramatic change in our interactions. I later learned from other dentists that his behavior was due to the stress of the eviction and how he was forced to limit his practice to emergency procedures in other dentists' offices. It took him 2+ years to find and construct another office.

Why did Stanford do this: because it got a huge donation for another expansion and chose to give its construction team immediate access to the Welsh Rd site without considering how disruptive that was.

Did Stanford care that he and others were Stanford faculty members? That they'd been Welsh Road tenants for decades? Or that they'd severely disrupted the treatment of hundreds of patients like me??

Posted by Harold Johnson
a resident of Menlo Park
on Aug 20, 2023 at 9:15 am

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Posted by Kyle Logan
a resident of Barron Park
on Aug 20, 2023 at 10:39 am

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Posted by Rosemary Kaufmann
a resident of Downtown North
on Aug 20, 2023 at 11:00 am

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