SANTA CRUZ >> Doctors who care for patients at Santa Cruz Community Hospital face the daunting task of helping people who are seriously ill in the community survive without adequate medical care.
But some of those doctors say they feel they have no choice.
They are among the hundreds of doctors who say they work at the hospital in a capacity that is either not professional or not respectful of patients’ health.
Some doctors are struggling to get their medical licenses, or face repercussions for their actions, said Dr. Elizabeth Elise, who has cared for the hospital for 10 years.
Doctors who are not professionals should be accountable, she said.
They are a valuable resource to the community and should be respected.
“As a result, many doctors are refusing to work for the Santa Cruz community hospital, which is operating under a consent decree that requires them to adhere to standards that would make the city of Santa Cruz a safer place.”
This is the first time that we have had a situation where people who have been involved in this have decided to leave,” said Dr.-elect of nursing Dr. Linda C. Anderson, who chairs the board of directors of the Santa Clara County Hospital and Health Care System.
Anderson, a physician and president of the California Medical Association, said she is not comfortable that the hospital has become a dumping ground for its staff.
She said the hospital’s reputation is in danger.”
Some doctors say their patients are not treated well at the facility. “
If you have a bad day, they just don’t give you the benefit of the doubt.”
Some doctors say their patients are not treated well at the facility.
In 2015, the Santa Maria Medical Society issued a complaint against doctors at the Santa Monica hospital for the death of a diabetic patient.
In 2016, a doctor who was treating a patient with a brain tumor died at the institution.
The hospital has since hired an independent monitor to look at the care of the patients who were treated there.
Anderson said she has no choice but to take on the responsibility of caring for patients.
Elise, a former Santa Barbara County nurse, said it is difficult to have a conversation about what to do if you’re a doctor.””
Some of the doctors who have left have also said they feel that they are not respected by the community hospital.
Elise, a former Santa Barbara County nurse, said it is difficult to have a conversation about what to do if you’re a doctor.”
Elise said she would like to see more people who work at community hospitals in other communities. “
And then, if we don’t step away, then I have to step in and do something.”
Elise said she would like to see more people who work at community hospitals in other communities.
But she said she does not want to see the hospital become an “eyes and ears” hospital.
“If you’re not a doctor, you’re just a nurse and someone that is there to look out for the needs of the patient,” she said about the nurses who care at the community facility.
The nurses who are leaving say they fear they will not be able to continue their work in Santa Cruz without the support of the community.
They have been asking the Santa Rosa County Board of Supervisors to help them stay.
The board is set to consider a resolution on Friday that would allow them to stay.
Anderson hopes that will be the end of the nurses’ exodus.
“It’s just heartbreaking,” she added.
“There’s not much hope in the world that they’re going anywhere.
I think the only thing I can hope for is that they will have a good place to be.”
The Santa Cruz Health System said in a statement that it is taking steps to strengthen its commitment to patient care.
The system is working to improve its communication with community health care providers, the statement said.
The Santa Clara Medical Society, which was part of the consent decree, said in 2016 that it was considering the issue of patient safety in community health facilities.
It said it will monitor the situation.