Saturday, August 27, 2022

Hartford Healthcare should do the right thing

 Hartford HealthCare waited till the last day possible to file an appeal on the state’s decision that they need to reopen Labor & Delivery at Windham Hospital. Windham United to Save our Healthcare is not surprised with this delay tactic. It is something we have come to expect from this healthcare corporation. The fact is, HHC manufactured a decrease in births at Windham Hospital and then tried to use that decrease to justify closing L&D, which they did without state approval by circumventing the Certificate of Need law., resulting in a fine by the state. 

The number of births in the Windham area have not decreased. HHC has just forced them to other facilities, causing increased risk to mothers and babies. 

It is well past time for HHC to do the right thing, the thing the state of Connecticut has instructed them to do, reopen L&D at Windham Hospital. 

WUSH and AFT Connecticut have spots on the CoN task force and we will advocate for Connecticut’s patients and families. 

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