CHAMBERSBURG, PA – In response to media reports of hospital room closures and patient relocation occurring at Chambersburg Hospital, Brad Barkdoll, critical care CNA and union chapter president at the hospital, issued the following statement on behalf of union workers there:
“Union members at Chambersburg Hospital are extremely concerned about the news of adverse environmental conditions at our hospital. We take the safety of our patients, their families, and our coworkers very seriously and are encouraged that hospital administrators are acting swiftly to address the problem. We are committed to working closely with management to aid in the effort in any way we can and continue to maintain Chambersburg Hospital as a safe, clean, fully-functional healthcare facility for our community.”
Nearly 1500 nurses, med techs, and service workers at Chambersburg Hospital are members of SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania, the state’s largest growing healthcare union, and are committed to delivering the highest quality of care to their patients and their community and improving the lives of fellow healthcare workers everywhere.