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Month: June 2020

COVID-19 spikes at nursing home where workers complained about safety concerns

WINK TV News: June 26, 2020 Reporter Lauren Sweeney A nursing home where workers complained of a lack of PPE and information about coronavirus currently has more COVID-19 positive residents than any

Caregivers Honored Patients & Staff Struck Down by COVID-19

TAMPA—Dozens of long-term care workers and members of the state’s largest healthcare union, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, held a vigil in Tampa recently to mourn the deaths of more

Congress Investigates Owner of LTC Facilities After COVD-19 Deaths

WUSF News:  By JULIO OCHOA & DAYLINA MILLER • JUN 22, 2020 More than a third of COVID-19 deaths in the United States so far happened at nursing homes. Now Congress is demanding answers from five

1199SEIU Facilitates Donation of 20,000 KN95 Masks

Miramar—In the midst of a widespread shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), the state’s largest healthcare union has facilitated a donation of 20,000 KN95 masks that will be distributed to

Consulate Nursing Home Named in OSHA, AHCA Complaints for Putting Patients, Caregivers at “High-Risk” of COVID-19 Infection

FORT MYERS—Florida’s largest healthcare union, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, has filed official complaints with federal and state agencies against Consulate Heritage Park Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Fort Myers for

Union claims FL nursing homes putting worker, patient lives at risk

WINK TV News: A certified nursing assistant at Heritage Park Rehabilitation and Healthcare, who only wanted to be identified by the name “Julie”, said management hid cases of COVID-19 from
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