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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

Summary of The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, H.R. 6800 June 26, 2020

STATE AND LOCAL RELIEF State fiscal relief: $500 billion in funding to assist state governments with the fiscal effects of the public health emergency caused by the coronavirus. Local fiscal relief: $375 billion in funding to assist local governments with the fiscal effects of the public health emergency caused by… Read more

Nurses Express Concern over OB, Skilled Nursing Unit Closures at Ashtabula County Medical Center June 24, 2020

Nurses say the closure poses risks for the community.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 24, 2020 Contact: Molly Homan, 614-746-9914, Anne Ransone, 614-975-0485, ASHTABULA, Ohio – Nurses at Ashtabula County Medical Center are gravely concerned about the consequences that will result from the Medical Center’s decision to close… Read more