Protest planned after St. Francis Hospital ends labor and delivery services

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — St. Francis Hospital shut down the labor and delivery unit on December 23 and it is leading healthcare workers to organize a prot...

January 10, 2023
7:44 AM

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — St. Francis Hospital shut down the labor and delivery unit on December 23 and it is leading healthcare workers to organize a protest set for today.We saw dozens of healthcare workers protest ahead of this closure and later today another demonstration is being planned. The Wisconsin Federation of Nurses & Health Professionals is hosting Wednesday's demonstration.According to a news release from the union, "Ascension chose not to gather input from patients, staff, or the community we serve before making the decision to eliminate this crucial service and dozens of jobs.

Andrea Albers Julia Marshall