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CIR Doctors Respond to the Crisis in Haiti Play

When the earthquake struck Haiti in 2010 scores of resident physicians volunteered for relief efforts. Recognizing the ongoing medical needs, CIR members and alumni continue to deploy, donating vacation time in one-week intervals. These are their stories.

CIR/SEIU is the largest housestaff union in the country, representing more than 13,000 resident physicians nationwide. Learn more about CIR and read additional stories from CIR doctors in Haiti at http://cir.seiu.org/HaitiDocs.

Improving Patient Care, Reducing Patient Cost Play

A series of clips from Dr. Richard Shannon's keynote presentation at the conference "Improving Patient Safety and Reducing Infections Through Effective Teamwork and Communication."

The conference, held at Bellevue Hospital Center in New York City on October 7, 2010, was hosted by the NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation and The Committee of Interns and Residents/SEIU Healthcare and co-sponsored by DC 37, Doctors Council SEIU and 1199 SEIU.

Dr. Shannon, who presented the keynote "Creating a Culture of Patient Safety... Is it Possible? Is it Sustainable? Is it Worth It?" is the Chair of the Department of Medicine in the University of Pennsylvania Health System.

Learn more at cir.seiu.org/​Policy

Dr. Carolyn Koffler, Pioneer Physician Play

Carolyn Koffler, MD, DrPH, helped negotiate the first resident physician salary for NYC public hospitals in 1937. Dr. Koffler, now 98, was recently honored for her pioneering efforts by The Committee of Interns and Residents/SEIU Healthcare.

CIR/SEIU is the largest housestaff union in the country, representing more than 13,000 resident physicians nationwide.
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