Doctors Council SEIU, New York State Nurses Association and 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East – Statement in Support of Rikers Reforms Announced by Federal Prosecutors and the City

The doctors, nurses and medical staff working at Rikers Island and the City’s correctional facilities applaud the package of corrections reforms announced by federal prosecutors and the City. As the frontline providers of healthcare in the City’s jails,… Read More

Statement from Doctors Council SEIU President Frank Proscia on HHC Taking Over Medical Services at Rikers Island

Today, we welcome the Administration’s commitment to quality patient care at Rikers Island and the decision to make Health and Hospitals Corporation the medical services provider at Rikers. More than 150 Doctors Council SEIU members provide medical, dental, diagnostic and… Read More

Doctors Council Testimony on Mental Health at Rikers Island

Before the Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services; the Committee on Public Safety; the Committee on Courts and Legal Services; and the Committee on Mental Health, Developmental Disability, Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Disability Services May 12, 2015… Read More

Doctors Council Testimony Before NYC Criminal Justice and Fire Committee

  Testimony of Frank Proscia, M.D., President of Doctors Council SEIU Before the New York City Council Criminal Justice and Fire Committee May 6, 2015 Good Afternoon Chair Crowley and members of the Criminal Justice and Fire Committee. … Read More

Statement From Dr. Frank Proscia, President, Doctors Council SEIU, on Delay in E-Prescribing

Doctors Council SEIU commends Governor Cuomo for signing a one-year extension for the implementation of the e-prescribing mandate into law. We support e-prescribing, but want to ensure that there is no negative impact to patient care by rushing… Read More

Statement from Dr. Frank Proscia, President, Doctors Council SEIU, on Rikers Anti-Violence Agenda

Doctors Council SEIU commends Mayor de Blasio’s announcement today of new initiatives tocombat violence and promote safety on Rikers Island. The Mayor and Commissioner importantly noted that staff workplace safety and inmate safety are inextricably linked – we… Read More

Statement from Dr. Frank Proscia, President of Doctors Council SEIU, on the Eric Garner Decision

For Immediate Release December 4, 2014 Doctors Council SEIU expresses its solidarity with the family of Eric Garner and is troubled by the findings of the grand jury. Mr. Garner’s death, ruled a homicide by the Medical Examiner,… Read More

Doctors Council SEIU to Form an Advisory Committee of Doctors on Ebola Union Calls for More Preparedness and Collaboration with Hospital Management in New York City and Chicago

For Immediate Release (New York, NY; Chicago, Illinois – October 21, 2014) Front-line doctors in New York City’s and Chicago’s public hospital system stand prepared to provide patient care should any cases of Ebola surface in New York… Read More

Doctors Council SEIU Statement on OSHA’s Ruling on Workplace Violence Safeguards at Rikers Island

For Immediate Release August 11, 2014 Doctors Council SEIU is encouraged by the recent ruling of the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), especially in light of the injuries sustained by the medical staff… Read More

Doctors Council SEIU Joins Volunteer Efforts to Announce Start of Earned Sick Leave in NYC

For Immediate Release July 16, 2014­ Doctors Council SEIU members passed out leaflets and engaged New Yorkers around the city’s subway stops on the newly implemented Paid Sick Leave law, which allows most employees in New York City… Read More