Statement of Doctors Council SEIU President Frank Proscia, M.D. on the Supreme Court Legalizing Gay Marriage Nationwide

Doctors Council SEIU celebrates today’s decision by the Supreme Court striking down bans on same-sex marriage and providing all Americans with the rights to marry. Marriage equality is a human right regardless of sexual orientation. LGBT Americans should… Read More

Statement of Doctors Council SEIU and Frank Proscia, M.D., President, on the Supreme Court Ruling in Favor of the Affordable Care Act Health Care Subsidies

“The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in King v. Burwell protecting the availability of tax credits for eligible Americans in all 50 states to purchase health insurance.  As a doctors union, representing doctors in… Read More

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