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Ohio Nurses Association Files Injunction to Stop Closure of Ashtabula Obstetrics Birthing Unit July 27, 2020

The civil action filed against Ashtabula County Medical Center cites discrimination against women, violations of the labor agreement with the nurses ASHTABULA, Ohio – The Ohio Nurses Association (ONA) filed a federal civil complaint, including a request for an emergency injunction, against the Ashtabula County Medical Center (ACMC) to prevent… Read more

Ashtabula City Councilors Disapprove of Permanently Closing the Labor and Delivery Unit at ACMC July 16, 2020

              Ashtabula County Medical Center Board of Trustees 2420 Lake Avenue Ashtabula , OH 44004 To Whom It May Concern: The Councilors of the City of Ashtabula met July 6 at our Regular Council Meeting and discussed our disappointment of your decision to permanently… Read more

OB Nurse Speaks Out About ACMC OB Closure July 1, 2020

With real-life experience and mounds of research, Heather Virant, an OB nurse at ACMC, is speaking out about the risks associated with closing Ashtabula’s OB unit:   Just under a week ago, the staff at Ashtabula County Medical Center learned that as of August 1st our Labor and Delivery unit… Read more

AFT COVID-19 Response Priorities for Rural and Small-Town America June 26, 2020

The AFT is committed to ensuring the health and safety of frontline providers, our members and our communities, and to buffering the economic impacts of this national emergency. As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds, we will continue to advocate for solutions that benefit all of our members—including those who live in… Read more