Letters to the Editor

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Tag: Tacoma General Hospital


HOSPITALS: Why focus on facilities’ petty rivalry?

Re: “A new place to care for the premature” (TNT, 6-5).

As a mother who delivered at St. Joseph Medical Center, I was fortunate enough not to need the specialized care that the new unit offers. But your article did little to shine light on this new state-of-the-art department at such a great facility. It was more about the fact the Multicare Health System didn’t get its way than about the life-saving expertise and excellent quality of care that St. Joseph’s neonatal unit has to offer to our community.

The future parents of infants with special needs who choose

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PREGNANCY: Just two weeks can make a big difference

As a perinatal nurse in the South Sound, I see many pregnant women a few weeks from a full-term pregnancy who are anxious to deliver. Many don’t understand how critical the last few weeks of pregnancy are to the healthy development of their baby.

But I know that healthy babies are worth the wait. At least 39 weeks of pregnancy are crucial to a baby’s health as development of critical organs continue during the last weeks of pregnancy. Current research shows the risk of infant death doubles when a baby is born at 37 weeks of pregnancy when compared to

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UNION: ‘Complainers’ paved the way for safe, humane jobs

Re: “Complainers should face reality” (letter, 2-11).

Those union “complainers” at Tacoma General Hospital are just like the union complainers who griped about the 14-hour work day and the 10-year-old kids working in the factories and mines. They probably are the same kind of union members who complained when workers were routinely killed on the job because there were no safety laws. Not only were they complainers but lazy as well because they “demanded” the weekend and holidays off.

I shall side with the “complainers” who have done so much in the past to establish the safe well-paid jobs many

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UNION: Complainers should face reality

On a recent trip to Tacoma General Hospital, I was approached by folks from one of the unions and handed a flyer about their complaints.

Don’t they ever read a newspaper or watch the news? Don’t they know how many people are looking for jobs? Don’t they know how many of us who do have jobs would give anything to have the benefits they are whining about?

Do they have any idea what an insult it is to see them pouting about paying a pittance towards their health care coverage when most of us pay tons more if we get

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