The Put People First! PA Lancaster Healthcare Rights Committee (HRC) has been fighting to keep Lancaster UMPC Pinnacle open since finding out about it’s slated demolition in December 2018. This past Tuesday, February 12 the Lancaster HRC was in front of City Council again demanding justice. Here’s is WGAL’s coverage of the action, including City Council testimony from HRC leader Anne and an interview with Tammy.
ABC 27 also covered the hospital closing and PPF’s response to it here “UPMC Pinnacle lays out plan to close Lancaster hospital”. As well as coverage by WITF, “UPMC Pinnacle Lancaster announces closing dates amid public outcry,” public broadcasting operating out of Harrisburg, reaching 17 counties in central Pennsylvania.
Want to learn more or get involved?
- Contact Tammy at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Follow the Lancaster Healthcare Rights Committee Facebook Page
- Come out and spread the word about upcoming actions: “WEEKEND of ACTION”
- Forum Saturday February 23rd 2-4pm
- Candlelight Vigil Sunday February 24th from 5-6pm
- Public meeting with UPMC scheduled Monday February 25th at 6:30pm
Video transcript: WEBVTT CASE. >> THE PEOPLE MOST AFFECTED ARE THE ONES WHO SHOULD BE HEARD ON THIS ISSUE. DANIELLE: SO THAT’S WHY TAMMY ROJAS IS USING HER VOICE, AND FIGHTING TO KEEP UPMC PINNACLE LANCASTER OPEN. >> I BELIEVE IT WOULD BE A SERIOUS LOSS TO THE COMMUNITY. DANIELLE: ON TUESDAY NIGHT, ROJAS AND OTHER MEMBERS OF PUT PEOPLE FIRST P.A., TOOK THEIR CONCERNS TO CITY COUNCIL. >> THIS CLOSING WILL LEAVE THE CITY WITH ONE HOSPITAL. DANIELLE: AND GAVE COUNCIL A LIST OF DEMANDS. >> WE WANT A PUBLIC MEETING WITH UPMC PINNACLE’S CCEO AND EXECUTIVES PRESENT WE WANT A CITY RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THE NEED FOR A PUBLIC HEALTHCARE ADVOCATE FOR THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA. DANIELLE: DURING THE MEETING, THE GROUP PUBLICLY RECEIVED SUPPORT FROM THE LANCASTER BRANCH OF THE NAACP AND EVEN A MEMBER OF COUNCIL. >> I JUST WANT TO LET YOU KNOW THAT ON MY BEHALF I AM SUPPORTING YOU. DANIELLE: THE GROUP SAYS NEXT WEEKEND IT IS HOSTING A COMMUNITY FORUM AND CANDLELIGHT VIGIL AS ANOTHER EFFORT TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT THE IMPACT T