PATIENTS FOR NURSES
Patients for Nurses is a new organization formed to support Washington Hospital Center’s stellar nurses and their union, National Nurses United. If you are a past and present WHC patient we urge you to join me in signing the to letter below. If you know of WHC patients present or former please pass
INSTRUCTIONS TO SIGN FOLLOW THE LETTER
An Open Letter to WHC Administrators
We the undersigned patients of Washington Hospital Center, both past and present, are writing to express our full support for the National Nurses United union in its struggle to preserve the wages and benefits of the nurses at WHC. As patients we know that nurses are critical for the care and safety of those of us who come to WHC for the treatment.
We have all benefitted from the high degree of professionalism and dedication of the nurses at WHC. Many patients come to the hospital with serious illness and pain, some with life threatening conditions. We depend not only on the doctors, surgeons, and cat scans but on the entire staff and especially nurses – the frontline defenders of patients.
We are disturbed to learn that MedStar, a not-for-profit corporation, earned $142 million in profits last year yet wants to erode nursing standards at Washington Hospital Center. The nurses save lives, our lives. Cost cutting on their backs will not only impair the quality of care at WHC but will badly damage its reputation and its ability to attract and keep nurses.
Therefore, we urge you to return to the bargaining table and resolve this dispute in a timely fashion and to do so in a way that preserves and enhances Washington Hospital Center’s nursing staff and patient care.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SIGNING: To sign send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and “sign me on to nurse support letter.” Thanks.