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CHS and QHC Nurses Will be Heard

EyeOnCHS.org / QHCwatch.org is a whistle-blower website by the National Nurses United (NNU), the National Nurses Organizing Committee (NNOC), and the California Nurses Association (CNA) in response to consistent reports from CHS and QHC nurses of unsafe working conditions. We are 150,000 RNs strong.

REPORT what you're seeing at your CHS and QHC hospitals or leave an anonymous tip @ 1-800-440-6877

Brenda Meadwell, RN, OB Bluefield Regional Medical Center: "Bluefield, West Virginia is a small town; the community is like my family and my family deserves the best. I expect CHS to deliver no less. Only by collectively bargaining, can nurses at BRMC effectively advocate for our patients. Together we can build the power to make CHS provide our hospital with the staff, equipment, and resources that we need to provide our patients with the safe, effective, therapeutic care they deserve."

Ann Pulley, RN, Endo Affinity Medical Center, Massillon, OH: " I remember going from unit to unit looking for a pulse ox and an extra large blood pressure cuff and not finding them. That's what made me think what a union could do for my patients. I also remember the day I came out to the hall and heard we won! I think if we had a re-vote now the scales would be tipped even further. There's a lot more nurses who see how important it is that we have collective bargaining and that we become united."

 

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Learn more about the problems with patient care at CHS and QHC hospitals:

CHS: Ohio and West Virginia Patient Care Report

CHS: Barstow Community Hospital and Fallbrook Hospital Patient Care Report

Bayfront Health St. Petersburg Hospital

Editorial: Protect Bayfront’s safety net of care

For generations, Bayfront hospital in St. Petersburg has been where poor and uninsured residents regularly turned for quality health care.

Scott Keeler, Tampa Bay Times
January 2, 2018
Greenbrier Valley Medical Center

Nurses offer testimony in NLRB hearing

LEWISBURG - Two local nurses testified during day one of a public hearing being conducted here by the National Labor Relations Board, which is examining allegations of multiple labor violations at seven hospitals, including Greenbrier Valley Medical Center.

Tina Alvey, Register-Herald Reporter
September 20, 2016
BRMC Hearings Begin

Hearings begin: BRMC, nurses at odds over unionizing

PRINCETON - A hearing on a federal court order requiring Bluefield Regional Medical Center (BRMC) to stop blocking a democratic vote by nurses, recognize the nurses' right to join a union and bargain with them for a first collective bargaining agreement began In Princeton Monday morning.

By Charlie Boothe, Bluefield Daily Telegraph
August 9, 2016

ASL Strategic Value Fund Sends Letter to Community Health Systems, Inc. Board of Directors

ASL Strategic Value Fund has been a long-term investor in Community Health Systems (CYH: NYSE). We have attempted on several occasions to contact management to voice our concerns about recent operating results. Unfortunately, none of our phone calls were returned. We now feel obligated to reach out directly to the Board of Directors.

Business Wire
August 30, 2017

32 Hospitals to Pay U.S. to Resolve False Billing Claims

Thirty-two hospitals located throughout 15 states have agreed to pay the United States a total of more than $28 million to settle allegations that the health care facilities submitted false claims to Medicare for minimally-invasive kyphoplasty procedures, the Justice Department announced today.

United States Dept. of Justice
December 22, 2015

Listen to Your Local Nurses! Monopoly Medicine is Bad for Your Health

The registered nurses of National Nurses Organizing Committee have put up billboards in California, Ohio, and West Virginia as part of our national campaign to educate the public about Community Health Systems, one of the country’s largest hospital corporations.

NNOC / CNA
August 22, 2013
CHS Headquarters in Franklin, Tenn.

Nation’s Largest Nurse's Union Calls for Ouster of Wayne T. Smith, CEO of Community Health Systems Hospital Chain

New report tracks CHS’ pattern of eroding patient care conditions, price gouging, and corporate mismanagement.

National Nurses Organizing Committee
May 13, 2019

Federal Court Orders Repeat Offender Affinity Hospital To Bargain with Nurses

A U.S. District Court Judge in Northern Ohio Tuesday ordered Affinity Medical Center of Massillon, OH to end its lawless behavior of refusing to properly negotiate with its registered nurses and to end a systemic pattern of violating federal law and nurses’ democratic rights.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United - Ohio
September 6, 2017

NNOC and Community Call on Venice Regional Medical Center Board to Keep Close Watch on New CEO

The National Nurses Organizing Committee (NNOC) and concerned community members will hold a press conference today, Wednesday, August 30, to ask that Chair and Medical Center Board of Trustees take immediate steps to assure safe quality patient care at Venice Regional Medical Center (VRMC).

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United - Florida
August 30, 2017