NUHW-CNA members rally to save Doctors Medical Center
NUHW members joined with the community and members of the California Nurses Association and other unions in a July 30 rally to save Doctors Medical Center. More than two hundred people gathered at DMC in San Pablo Wednesday afternoon and picketed in front of the hospital before marching a quarter mile to West County Health Center, where DMC workers and political leaders spoke from the podium. Doctors Medical Center, which serves the largely low-income population of western Contra Costa County, faces closure due to annual budget shortfalls. The community is urging the county to keep DMC open by incorporating into the county’s public health system, but some political leaders are pushing a plan to greatly reduce the size of the hospital or maintain it only as a stand-alone emergency room.Photos by Sara Smith. Video by Ed Herzog.