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CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF PHILADELPHIA'S PATIENT POPULATION UP TO 90 PERCENT DURING UNION WORK STOPPAGE

 CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF PHILADELPHIA'S PATIENT POPULATION UP
 TO 90 PERCENT DURING UNION WORK STOPPAGE
 PHILADELPHIA, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- During the first 24 hours of a work stoppage by union employees, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia admitted more than 40 new patients and provided treatment for more than 550 outpatients.
 "All patient care operations have been running very smoothly," said Pat Rocchi, hospital spokesman. "Everyone who works here is committed to excellent patient care and it has shown."
 Since 12:01 a.m., Wednesday, July 1, Children's Hospital has experienced a work stoppage by employees who are members of the National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees, AFSCME, AFL-CIO, Union Local 1199C, which represents a relatively small percentage of hospital employees -- about 400 of more than 3,000 people -- who work predominately in housekeeping, food service and certain clerical jobs.
 The hospital obtained a court order early Wednesday to limit the access and number of pickets the union may have, enabling the hospital to facilitate the arrival and departure of patients, families and employees. In addition, supplemental security staff is in place and the Philadelphia Police Department is providing assistance to ensure public safety and appropriate access to the hospital and the Wood Ambulatory Care Center.
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 /CONTACT: Sarah Jarvis, Pat Rocchi or Jackie Kosloski, 215-590-4100, all of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia/ CO: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia ST: Pennsylvania IN: HEA SU:


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