HJB: Representative Fox, could you say a few words about the proposed BU Biolab?
Representative Gloria Fox, Roxbury: Historically, I have challenged the validity of having a Level 4 Biolab in the heart of the community. The issue of public safety is paramount. I have just introduced additional legislation (H.1945) demanding that the Department of Public Health address the legitimate concerns of the community point by point.
Vermont & Single Payer: McDonough, McCanne, Eaton, Early & Knowlton Sound Off
Stop Unhealthy Changes to School Meals!
RoxComp Questions Persist - Demand Justice
The last public meeting on the fate of the Roxbury Comprehensive Community Health Center took place on-site there on October 29th. Besides a presentation by the leading contender for the property, Bridge Boston Charter School, many former workers came to bring forward their just demands for back pay. Nothing could or would be done about that until the sale went through, and then they were in line with other creditors.
Health Care, or Lack Thereof
Shrinking Access to Needed Services
Thank you for coming to Braintree and the South Shore to listen to our many burning issues. Here's my thinking on steps needed to reform our essentially dysfunctional healthcare system in Massachusetts, highlighting six pieces of legislation already filed and awaiting bill numbers, and indicating additional areas in need of attention.
The recent closing of Quincy Medical Center by Steward Health Care, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cerberus Capital Management, throws the cracks in our system into stark relief.
Quincy Down. Carney Next?
Implications for Surviving Community Hospitals
Sandy Eaton, RN, Chair, Healthcare Committee
South Shore Coalition for Human Rights
December 31, 2014
Overbedded or Underserved?
A sample of the tragic closings we’ve suffered:
July 18, 1993 Saint Margaret's Hospital (Dorchester)
May 13, 2003 Waltham Hospital
March 22, 2013 Roxbury Comprehensive Community Health Center
March 28, 2014 North Adams Regional Hospital
October 7, 2014 Radius Specialty Hospitals (Roxbury & Quincy)
Next Boston Community Meeting in December TBA.
We’re fighting to Save Quincy Medical Center before it’s gone forever! Don’t let the dominoes fall.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
Higher Ground, 384 Warren Street, Third Floor
at Martin Luther King Boulevard, Roxbury
MBTA Bus Routes #23 & 28
Wheelchair Accessible ~ Light Refreshments
Keeping Vital Health Services Where Needed
Thursday, August 21, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
Jobs with Justice Jamaica Plain Office
3353 Washington Street corner Green
Near Green Street T Station, Bus Route 42
Stop the Biolab Coalition Meets with Mayor Walsh
This is a good time to review the principles upon which our nurses' movement was founded. Forged in the fights to get away from the American Nurses Association (ANA) and then to build a progressive national voice for nurses, these statements of principle can be reread here, appended to the presentation Quest for a Voice from the 2008 pre-convention program of the Massachusetts Nurses Association. Primary importance has always been given to winning enforceable RN staffing limits and then to creating a just healthcare system. To these ends, we built first the American Association of Registered Nurses (AARN) and then the National Nurses United (NNU).
Material presented to Massachusetts Nurses Association annual convention, October 1, 2008.
Addenda: Documents pertaining to founding of National Nurses United, 2009.
In the Beginning was the ANA
- Origins of Collective Bargaining for Nurses
- Tensions Mount
- Dispersal (SNAs shed collective bargaining)
- Connecticut - 1984
- New Jersey - 1985
- Maryland - 1990
- Pennsylvania - 1991
- Kentucky - 2008
Sandy Eaton defines dysfunctional, as in Massachusetts health care, on June 30, 2014. ... WCCATV
A thorough look at how the Affordable Care Act will change health care beyond just the consumer interaction. A useful resource for health care consumers, health care workers and reform activists. Greg Chern, Against The Current, May/June 2014 ... Lean