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Baystate Franklin Medical Center Virtual Community Forum March 9, 2022

Hosted by Greenfield City Council President Sheila Gilmour and Western Mass Area Labor Federation
Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Time: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Online video forum.

Join Zoom Meeting — March 9, 2022 at 6 p.m.

Meeting ID: 883 7859 3195
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The forum will feature nurses and community advocates and is open to participation from the public. It will provide an opportunity for transparent discussion about the needs of Baystate Franklin Medical Center frontline staff and the community during the pandemic and beyond.
For more than two years, the nurses and staff at BFMC have been working hard to keep our community safe. They have been there for us throughout the pandemic, constantly putting themselves in harm’s way. While for years Baystate has increased executive pay and bonuses, it has not even offered their frontline workers enough money to keep up with inflation, contributing to BFMC’s staffing problems.
We will discuss the need for Baystate’s corporate executives to address recruitment and retention of hospital staff the community desperately needs to provide safe, quality care. Executives must stop focusing on generating profits and giving themselves excessive pay and bonuses. They must value BFMC nurses, protect patients and keep care local!