Nurses at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center voted 189 to 129 to join the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals.
The 347 nurses at the western Montgomery County hospital are the fifth group of nurses to join PASNAP this year. Earlier this year, registered nurses at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Hahnemann University Hospital, Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia and Delaware County Memorial Hospital also joined the same union.
“Nurses and other healthcare professionals are clearly sending the message that their hospital’s priorities, and resources, must shift immediately to the bedside and to patient care,” said Bill Cruice, executive director of PASNAP. PASNAP, a member of the Northeast Nurses Association (NENA), represents about 8,000 nurses and allied health professionals statewide.
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Pottstown Memorial Medical Center is owned by Community Health Systems, a for-profit hospital management company based in Franklin, Tennessee.
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