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Community Leaders, Physicians Join Rally at Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital

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Contact: Sara Wallenfang; 517-974-4966

Nurses, Stretched Thin, Say Union Contract Needed for Safe Staffing and Quality Care

COMMERCE TOWNSHIP – Well over 100 members of the Professional Nurses Association of Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital (HVSH) and supporters rallied outside of Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital in Commerce Township today, calling for a fair contract for nurses at the hospital. … Continue reading

Michigan Nurses Launch Radio Ads in Detroit and Dallas

Contact: Roger Kerson, 734.645.0535

Shame on Tenet Health Care, Caregivers Say, for Breaking Promise with 98% Cut in Charity Care Spending

DETROIT – “Shame on Tenet Health Care” is the message of radio ads released today in Detroit and Dallas by the Michigan Nurses Association. … Continue reading

The National Labor Relations Board Issues a Complaint Against Duke LifePoint

Contact: Sara Wallenfang, 517-974-4966

Hospital broke federal labor law by retaliating against Marquette nurses for union activity

(Marquette, MI) On Monday, March 26, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a complaint against Duke LifePoint regarding three Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) charges filed by the Michigan Nurses Association on behalf of nurses at Marquette UP Health System. … Continue reading

98 Percent Drop in Charity Care Spending at Tenet DMC Acute Care Hospitals

Texas-based private firm abandons commitment to provide medical care for the indigent; Henry Ford and Beaumont still spending millions on charity care while Tenet DMC drops to near zero

DETROIT –  A report released today by the Michigan Nurses Association (MNA) shows that executives at Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, owners of Detroit Medical Center (DMC), have reduced their spending on charity care in Detroit-area acute care hospital facilities to near zero. … Continue reading

Borgess Nurses Rally for Patient Safety in Kalamazoo

Contact: Andrew Baker, 517-488-1707

Hundreds of RNs and community members condemn Ascension’s plan to cut staffing

(Kalamazoo, MI) Today, nurses of the Borgess Staff Nurse Council, an affiliate of the Michigan Nurses Association (MNA), held a rally outside of Borgess Medical Center. … Continue reading

University of Michigan’s “Victors Care” Exploits Unequal Access to Health Care

Contact: Sara Wallenfang, 517-974-4966

Expensive concierge service shouldn’t be required for quality primary care

(Ann Arbor, MI) This week, after an internal presentation to staff about the relatively new “Victors Care” program, nurses at the University of Michigan Health System are speaking out with concerns that this program is a move towards separate and unequal health care. … Continue reading