Progressive Cheverly's Activities to Save Prince George’s Hospital
September 2009: Progressive Cheverly signed a letter to Prince George's Hospital Authority on behalf of the Keep Our Care coalition. The letter reiterates three critical requirements the coalition believes must be met by any new bidder for the hospital system: Ensuring that all women and families regardless of income level have access to comprehensive reproductive health care; working to eliminate racial, ethnic, gender, and class disparities in health care access, as well as disparities due to immigration status, disabilities, and sexual or gender identity; and committing to providing high quality services to uninsured and underinsured populations.
Progressive Cheverly has been very active in trying to focus attention on the healthcare crisis facing residents of Prince George's County if the county hospital center would close.
In February, 2007, Progressive Cheverly issued and distributed a statement about Prince George's Hospital Center (PGHC) and its parent Dimensions Healthcare System.
Click here for statement.
In Fall, 2007, Progressive Cheverly undertook a petition drive and delivered about 1,000 signatures to state and local officials reiterating the importance of saving our Hospital.
Click here for petition letter to officials. (PDF file)
The petition states:
WE NEED a first-class, community-based healthcare system in Prince George's County.
WE MUST get beyond politics and band-aid measures for Prince George’s Hospital.
WE CALL UPON Governor O’Malley and the General Assembly to act now to make this vision.
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Last modified: 05/18/13