As nurses, we always put our patients first. But it is hard to give our patients the safe, high quality care they deserve when we’re working short staffed or going 8, 10 or even 12 hours without a break.
With profits of $177,000 per day, MultiCare Tacoma General has the money to fix our nurse staffing problems and give our community the hospital care they should be able to expect. All it takes is a shift in priorities.
If MultiCare put patients before profits, they would hire more nurses. If MultiCare put patients before profits, they wouldn’t have increased CEO pay in 2014 by 40% while increasing registered nurses' pay by just 2%.
Tell Tacoma General Hospital CEO and MultiCare CEO Bill Robertson to STOP undermining nurses and their ability to safely care for our community of patients! Sign our petition below.
For more information about the Patients Before Profits campaign at Tacoma General, contact Sara Frey.
Liking our Nursing Strong Tacoma General Facebook page
Signing our “Patients Before Profits” petition
Sharing our TV commercials on social media
Break battle for Tacoma nurses
(March 7, 2016)
The News Tribune Op-Ed
MultiCare is putting profits before patients at TG
(March 3, 2016)