Michigan AFSCME Hails Sinai-Grace Hospital Expansion

Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from Michigan AFSCME Council 25, AFL-CIO

    DETROIT, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Albert Garrett, President of Michigan
 Council 25 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
 (AFSCME), AFL-CIO, issued the following statement regarding the planned
 expansion of Sinai-Grace Hospital:
 
     "The $6.2 million expansion at Sinai-Grace and the $34.5 million expansion
 at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan suggest that Detroit Medical
 Center has turned the corner," stated Garrett.  "As health care workers and as
 members of the community, we in AFSCME welcome that news.
     "The creation of the Detroit Medical Center posed a number of complex
 issues, not least for the health care workers involved and the Unions that
 represent them," continued Garrett.  "Our community lost three hospitals,
 assorted health programs, and about 8,000 good jobs through this process.
     "We welcome these expansions to make the Detroit Medical Center facilities
 state-of-the-art, competitive with suburban hospitals, and a source of pride
 and confidence to our community," concluded Garrett.  "The people of Detroit
 deserve the best in health care, delivered by Union health care workers who
 can take pride in their jobs."
 
     Albert Garrett also serves as Vice President of AFSCME International.
 Michigan AFSCME Council 25 represents more than 65,000 public and health care
 workers across Michigan.  AFSCME international represents 1.4 million public
 and health care workers nationwide.
 
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SOURCE Michigan AFSCME Council 25, AFL-CIO
    DETROIT, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Albert Garrett, President of Michigan
 Council 25 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
 (AFSCME), AFL-CIO, issued the following statement regarding the planned
 expansion of Sinai-Grace Hospital:
 
     "The $6.2 million expansion at Sinai-Grace and the $34.5 million expansion
 at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan suggest that Detroit Medical
 Center has turned the corner," stated Garrett.  "As health care workers and as
 members of the community, we in AFSCME welcome that news.
     "The creation of the Detroit Medical Center posed a number of complex
 issues, not least for the health care workers involved and the Unions that
 represent them," continued Garrett.  "Our community lost three hospitals,
 assorted health programs, and about 8,000 good jobs through this process.
     "We welcome these expansions to make the Detroit Medical Center facilities
 state-of-the-art, competitive with suburban hospitals, and a source of pride
 and confidence to our community," concluded Garrett.  "The people of Detroit
 deserve the best in health care, delivered by Union health care workers who
 can take pride in their jobs."
 
     Albert Garrett also serves as Vice President of AFSCME International.
 Michigan AFSCME Council 25 represents more than 65,000 public and health care
 workers across Michigan.  AFSCME international represents 1.4 million public
 and health care workers nationwide.
 
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