Yakima Regional Medical Center RNs, community rally for health care

UPDATE (July 26, 2016) —

► In the Yakima H-R — Yakima Regional nurses rally against corporate owner — Nurses from Yakima Regional Medical rallied Monday to engage with the community prior to heading back into contract negotiations this week. More than 100 turned out for the free barbecue at Milroy Park, where a large blue banner read “Patients Before Profits,” and a speaker from Washington State Nurses Association drew cheers from the crowd of nurses and community members. Together, they can “keep the hope that this hospital will have a new owner that will bring the community hospital back to the community,” sais WSNA’s Christine Himmelsbach.

YAKIMA — All union members and community supporters in the Yakima Valley are invited to attend “Caring for Our Community: Rally for Health Care” hosted by the RNs at Yakima Regional Medical Center and the Washington State Nurses Association. It will be Monday, July 25 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Milroy Park, 1520 W. Lincoln Ave. in Yakima and will feature free Miz Dee’s BBQ (while supplies last).

See the event flier or Facebook page for more details.

Participants in the rally hope to send a message that the Yakima Valley deserves a local source for high-quality health care that supports the values and needs of our community. The RNs of Yakima Regional stand with the Yakima community in calling for a process for the sale of Yakima Regional that gives top consideration to the needs of patients and the community.

Please join them for this community gathering and BBQ in support of bringing the community back to our community hospital.

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