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MARQUETTE — In response to UP Health System Marquette’s announcement during national nurses week that an “oversight” has resulted in their new facility not having adequate parking for staff, Stephanie DePetro, President of the MGH RN Staff Council, issued the following statement:
“President Brian Sinotte has yet again disrespected nurses, our patients, and our community. Nurses being able to park at our hospital is a matter of basic safety both for our patients and for ourselves. This so-called ‘oversight’ is just the latest example of Duke LifePoint’s incompetent corporate attitude prioritizing the bottom-line over safe patient care. The administration needs to immediately find a long-term solution to this problem and listen to nurses when we say that patient care must come before profits.”
The Michigan Nurses Association is the largest and most effective statewide labor and professional organization for nurses, representing about 375 nurses at UPHS-Marquette.