Saturday, July 14, 2012

HHC Plans To Privatize Dialysis Services : At Huge Risk To Patients -- All Thanks To The City Budget Deal Approved By Bloomberg, Quinn

Join us in opposing New York City's Health and Hospital Corporation's 4 Year Plan of Healthcare Cuts

URGENT: Call to action : Tell Alan Aviles, President of the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation to stop putting profits before patient care.

The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) wants to sell off in-patient and outpatient dialysis services to a private company to operate at nine HHC facilities.

PATIENTS WILL SUFFER. By cutting corners to make profits for their shareholders, for profit dialysis centers unnecessarily putting the lives of our loved ones at risk.

WORKING PEOPLE WILL SUFFER. The for-profit company that takes over dialysis services will likely hire non-union workers at lower salaries and with less benefits.

THIS CONTRACT IS CLEARLY NOT IN THE BEST INTEREST OF HHC PATIENTS OR NEW YORK CITY. HHC claims that it will save $178.5 million. Yet it has not taken the time to assess the impact on patient care of the dialysis services recently contracted out at Bellevue Hospital prior to this new initiative.

THERE IS A BETTER WAY. HHC can work with the affected unions to come up with alternatives to contracting out the renal dialysis services at the affected nine HHC hospitals and continue to provide the care using dedicated public employees with public dollars.

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Click here to sign a petition calling the city to stop putting profits before patient care.

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