Hannah Janeway, MD
Regional VP Southern California North
CIR empowers residents to fight for change within their hospitals and the healthcare system as a whole, thus improving our ability to serve our patients and our communities.
CIR has taught me to effectively fight for changes focusing on patient-centered care, to work with a wide array of residents throughout the hospital and the county for needed changes, and to push the administration to improve resident life overall.
I would like to help CIR reach more residents, helping them to utilize the union to fight for needed changes, to network and help expand the reach of CIR by recruiting residents from other hospitals, and to continue my concerted effort to increase resident diversity and inclusion.
As a non-traditional student who spent many years working as a community activist both here and abroad, I bring a unique perspective to achieving these goals. Over the last two years as an active member with CIR, I have initiated many efforts to increase resident, faculty and chair diversity, involve residents in the decision making process through a hospital wide survey, petition the police department for accountability, help residents achieve their visions for improvements in patient care – such as cell phone charging machines in waiting rooms or increased snacks for patients waiting long times in the ED, and form a group of physicians to provide healthcare at protests. These were all initiatives I started with the help of my fellow CIR delegates. In the upcoming year, I plan to focus on the continuation of these efforts specifically focusing on increasing the organization’s commitment to diversity recruitment and community outreach. I feel strongly that it is through our connection to the communities we serve that we can achieve power for the measures we desire to achieve.