1199 Responds to Steward Healthcare's Bridge Financing

February 2, 2024

“The healthcare workers of 1199SEIU members welcome the announcement of Steward securing bridge financing that will provide additional time to create a long-term solution to preserve community care across the Commonwealth. The care provided by 5000 members of 1199 throughout the Steward system and their co-workers is essential to the communities they serve, sometimes being the only hospital in the area for patients. We must protect community care and avoid exacerbating health inequities. We remain ready to work with the Healey-Driscoll administration, the Massachusetts legislature, and all stakeholders to ensure that Massachusetts patients can continue to receive quality care in the community hospitals they know from the caregivers they trust.” - Tim Foley, 1199SEIU executive vice president




About 1199SEIU 
Representing nearly 80,000 healthcare workers throughout Massachusetts and over 450,000 workers across the East Coast, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East is the largest and fastest-growing healthcare union in America. Our mission is to achieve affordable, high quality healthcare for all. 1199SEIU is part of the 2.1 million member Service Employees International Union. Follow 1199SEIU on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook