Statement from Michigan Nurses Association on the Proposed Takeover of Marquette General Hospital
For Immediate Release
John Karebian, Executive Director
Michigan Nurses Association
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The Michigan Nurses Association represents the approximately 415 registered nurses who have provided the highest level of medical care at Marquette General Hospital to the community for decades.
From John Karebian, Michigan Nurses Association Executive Director:
“Our No. 1 concern is whether our professional nurses at Marquette General will be able to maintain their high standards of patient care and safety if the hospital is taken over by a for-profit company. The community counts on Marquette General, many times as their only source of health care. Yet without any warning or conversation with the community, an unknown outsider has shown up whose priority is making money for their shareholders.
“Losing a community hospital that focuses on patients to a corporation that focuses on profits is a drastic change that cannot be undone and carries great risks. On behalf of the patients they serve day in and day out, our Marquette General nurses strongly encourage the community to carefully examine whether giving control of the hometown hospital to CEOs who put shareholder profits before patient care is the right thing to do.”
The Michigan Nurses Association is the largest, most effective union for RNs in Michigan. As the voice of all registered nurses in Michigan, MNA advocates for nurses and their patients at the State Capitol, in the community, and at the bargaining table. MNA is a constituent member of National Nurses United and an affiliate of the AFL-CIO.