Joint Statement Doctors Council SEIU and NYC H+H System Wide Collaboration Council June 22, 2016

A very well attended meeting of our System Wide Collaboration Council (SWCC) convened on June 22nd at Gouverneur Medical Center.  This meeting marks the completion of the first round of SWCC meetings which have occurred monthly since November,… Read More

The Unhealthy State of Equal Pay for Women in Medicine Continues

A recent study in JAMA Internal Medicine confirms that women physicians still make less than their male counterparts.  We explored this issue in a previous post, and unfortunately little has changed. The study in JAMA Internal medicine by… Read More

Doctors Address Racism

  “We are doctors and medical students who witnessed the events of the week of July 4th, 2016 with horror and grief. The murders of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Philando Castile in St. Paul, Minnesota and… Read More

How Best To Address Healthcare Disparities?

While there has been increasing attention on Healthcare Disparities  and more centralized thinking on how to address these disparities, the problem still remains.  In New York City a recent conference marked the launch of the NYC Coalition to… Read More

Doctors Council SEIU Letter to U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, Conn. on Gun Control Measures

June 17, 2016 United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Senator Murphy, Doctors Council SEIU applauds your efforts on the Senate Floor to demand the Senate take up a variety of gun control measures. We especially support the… Read More

Urgent Phone Calls Needed Today (Wednesday) to protect Health + Hospitals and support S.6948A and A9476A (Establishes a hospital supplemental reimbursement rate adjustment for enhanced safety net hospitals)

Dear Doctors, As you know, the NYC Health + Hospitals is facing a severe financial crises.  One reason is that H + H does not receive its fair share of funding based on the number and type of… Read More

Standing united with the families & friends of the victims in Orlando & with the LGBTQ community across the country

Photo Credit: MARTY MELVILLE/AFP Dear Doctors, I am sure each of you, like us, was saddened and shocked at the senseless tragedy in Florida over the weekend.  Doctors Council stands united with those who believe in an inclusive and… Read More

Cook County Medical Examiners Garner National Accreditation

Recently, the Cook County Medical Examiners’ office  (CCME) successfully obtained full accreditation status after having received provisional accreditation from the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME) in February 2013. The NAME accreditation standards are set by NAME for… Read More

Cook County Members In Action: Awards & Advocacy

Doctors Council Member and Stroger Hospital pediatrician, Dr. Marjorie Fujara, was recently named a recipient of the 10th annual Chicago Safe Start Community Spirit Award for her outstanding efforts in leading and mobilizing against Childhood Exposure to Violence… Read More

Is Medicine Becoming Doctor vs. Patient?

  Patient waiting time is often explained as a story of doctors versus patients. A Kaiser News Article on the PBS page is a good example: “Dr. Richard J. Baron, president of the American Board of Internal Medicine, said… Read More