Concerned about quality patient services, workers at ValleyCare to urge CHS to be good health partners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 21, 2011

CONTACT:
Anthony A. Caldwell, Media Relations Liaison
Phone: (330)651-2042 | acaldwell@seiu1199.org

Concerned about quality patient services, workers at ValleyCare to urge CHS to be good health partners.

Workers at ValleyCare unite in support of good jobs for the community.

YOUNGSTOWN, OH – Employees at ValleyCare, formerly known as Forum Health, are concerned about the future of patient care and the continuation of quality services in the Mahoning Valley as Community Health Systems (CHS) announces more eliminations of good jobs.

ValleyCare workers, members of Service Employees International Union District 1199, will encourage CHS to be good community partners in building a solid health care institution during a press conference to be held on Wednesday, September 21, 2001 in front of the Northside Medical Center at 3:30pm.

Since October 2010, CHS has engaged in job erosion, position elimination and cuts to personnel that provide crucial health and patient services.

WHO: Workers at ValleyCare, members of SEIU District 1199

WHAT: Press Conference regarding patient services, quality care

WHEN: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 – 3:30pm

WHERE: In front of Northside Medical Center, 500 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown, OH 44501

Note: Workers will be available for comment following the press conference to answer questions regarding the 1-year anniversary of the CHS/Forum purchase.

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