Saturday July 18, 2015 Rally for Justice for Eric Garner

Doctors Council SEIU Statement by First VP Dr. Matthews Hurley in Support of Justice for Eric Garner This Saturday, July 18, Doctors Council SEIU will join the rally to demand justice for Eric Garner and to call for transformation… Read More

In our Own Words: Doctors Council White Paper Presentation Video

“Putting Patients First Through Doctor, Patient and Community Engagement: A Call to Action from Doctors Council SEIU to the Mayor and the Leadership of HHC” Click to watch a short video of Doctors Council members in New York… Read More

Teaching Communities to Heal

After years of witnessing too many patients die from injuries that could have been prevented by a more timely first-response, Doctors Council member Dr. Melba Taylor, an emergency room physician at Harlem Hospital in New York City, had a… Read More

Doctors Council Joins Efforts to Announce Start of Paid Sick Leave in NYC

Starting July 30, 2014, most employees in New York City will be eligible to begin using earned sick leave, accrued under the City’s Earned Sick Leave Act. Doctors Council members passed out leaflets today, and engaged with New… Read More

City Councilman Ritchie Torres Allocates $600,000 for North Central Bronx Hospital Labor & Delivery

After many months of direct action by Doctors Council members, nurses, other health care workers, and most importantly, members of the Bronx community, expecting mothers can look forward to the reopening of Labor & Delivery services at North… Read More

Doctors Council Attends Mississippi Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary

Doctors Council 1st Vice President / Executive Director Matthews Hurley, M.D. attended the Freedom Summer 50th anniversary summit in Jackson, Mississippi, a week-long conference on prior and current civil rights issues. Special speakers included Danny Glover, Dick Gregory,… Read More

Doctors Council Endorses September 21 Climate March at United Nations Climate Summit 2014

Doctors Council SEIU endorses the Climate March, set to take place on Sunday, September 21, 2014, against the backdrop of the United Nations Climate Summit 2014. In September, world leaders will convene in New York City for a… Read More

NYC Doctors Meet with Deputy Mayor, Head of HHC

HHC doctors from every hospital and facility met with New York City Deputy Mayor Lilliam Barrios-Paoli (pictured above front row, 6th from left) and HHC President, Dr. Ramanathan Raju (left of Deputy Mayor) at City Hall to discuss… Read More

Doctors, Community Advocate for Single-payer Health in NY

On May 7, 2014, hundreds of doctors, nurses and patients rallied outside the New York State Capitol in Albany and shared stories about their experiences of our health care system in crisis. Advocates then attended more than 80 lobby meetings… Read More

Doctors, Health Care Workers Rally at Rikers Island for Safety

Doctors Council doctors, along with nurses and other health care workers who provide care for inmates at Rikers Island prison rallied for increased staffing and safer working conditions on Thursday, May 8. In 2009 and 2010, there were… Read More