The time has come again for our Professional Employee Council as Sparrow Hospital - PECSH elections. This next cycle of elected positions is an important one. Please take the time to either consider putting your name forward or encouraging other strong leaders to step up for one of the openings.
At the end of last year, Sparrow executives made the devastating decision to reduce the IV Specialty Department and eliminate the Critical Care Transport Team. Members of PECSH-MNA courageously spoke out in the media and made the six o'clock news to highlight the dangers behind prioritizing the
bottom-line over patient care.
MEMBERS Improve Staffing and Push for Action Plans
As union members, we are taking unprecedented steps to push for safe staffing. At our insistence, the administration has restructured the position approval process and replacement positions are now being posted in record time.
VICTORY: All St. Lawrence ED RNs Placed
We’re pleased to report that, as a result of an agreement for job bidding reached in bargaining, all RN’s
from the St. Lawrence emergency department who wanted to stay at Sparrow successfully bid on and were
awarded new positions in the hospital.
RNs Concerned About Closure of St. Lawrence ED
PECSH/MNA Bargains Over the Effects
In January, Sparrow announced plans to close the St. Lawrence emergency department. Our members from the St. Lawrence campus have expressed concerns. How the closure will impact the community? How the main campus Emergency will handle the increased volume?