Workers March Outside Local Hospitals In Part Of Weeks-Long Protest Of Merger
The merger would combine Dignity and Colorado-based Catholic Health Initiatives into one nonprofit system.
Ventura County Star:
Union Members Worry About Massive Hospital Merger
Union workers marched in front of St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo on Tuesday, airing concerns about contract negotiations, staffing issues they say can impact patient care and the planned merger of Dignity Health with another company. (Kisken, 2/20)
The Bakersfield Californian:
Local Hospital Workers Demand Better Wages As Part Of Two Planned Protests
Union healthcare workers protested outside of two local hospitals Tuesday as they demand better wages, benefits and pathways to improving patient care ahead of a merger between two healthcare giants that would be worth billions. The protests taking place outside of Mercy Hospital Southwest Tuesday and Bakersfield Memorial Hospital Feb. 28 are part of a statewide demonstration this week, with employees at 27 hospitals taking part. Dignity Health, which oversees both hospitals, will be merging with Colorado-based Catholic Health Initiatives. (2/20)