The nurses are concerned that these cuts are being made in the wake of the hospital's posting more than $87 million in profits in the past two years, even after the hospital was fined more than $1 million by the state's Attorney General for perpetrating a scam of insurance companies for having high priced models dressed in blue wigs parading though shopping malls to lure unsuspecting consumers into undergoing overpriced bone marrow testing."It is unacceptable that nurses and our patients are being forced to pay the price for penalties incurred by our leaderships' mismanagement and shady dealings," said Ellen Smith, an intensive care unit nurse and co-char of the MNA bargaining unit for the nurses on the University campus.
Hundreds Of UMass Memorial Medical Center Nurses Picket Today To Call For Safer Staffing Levels To Ensure Quality Patient Care
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