Leafleting to "Save WCMH Maternity Services" at the Boom Box Parade - UPDATED

Date: 
Sun, 07/04/2021 - 10:30am - 1:15pm
Volunteer to join members of our AFT Connecticut-affiliated unions representing nurses and allied health professionals at Windham Community Memorial Hospital (WCMH) at the region's largest Independence Day celebration. The purpose if to inform and engage the wider community in ongoing efforts to preserve the labor and delivery unit at the acute care facility. Executives with Hartford HealthCare, the network that owns WCMH, last year began shutting down maternity services and forcing area residents in need to travel to Norwich or Hartford.  
 
Volunteers are needed to march with the Windham United to Save our Healthcare coalition, carrying signs and handing out leaflets during the event. The timing is significant because the state's Office of Health Care Access (OHCA) is currently reviewing HHC's proposed "certificate of need” application to shutter the services for good.
 
The coalition's contingent will gather at Jillson Square (where the parade kicks-off) beginning at 10:30AM; parade begins at 12:00PM.
 
Click here to RSVP to join the coalition's contingent.
 
Click here to "like" the coalition's fan page on Facebook.
 
Click here to learn more about Willimantic's Boom Box Parade.
 
Jillson Square
533 Main Street
Willimantic, CT
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Sponsor: 
Windham United to Save our Healthcare coalition, AFT CT
Contact name: 
John Brady
Contact phone: 
(860) 257-9782
Contact email: 
JBrady@aftct.org
Cost: 
No cost - open to public