Letter to the Editor - 3-14-24

Nuvance is sabotaging Sharon Hospital’s L&D

Nuvance is Sabotaging the Maternity Unit at Sharon Hospital

Nuvance is creating conditions at Sharon Hospital that are intended to lead to the closure of its Maternity Unit, in violation of the Ct. Office of Health Strategy’s Final Decision, issued on Feb. 5, 2024, which ordered Nuvance to keep the maternity unit open. More specifically, Nuvance has caused pediatric coverage, which is needed to support them aternity unit, to be almost impossible to maintain. This is an easy problem for Nuvance to solve. Instead of cutting the compensation of pediatricians, as it has done, causing them to leave Sharon Hospital, it could maintain their compensation at its prior rate (or increase it to match that of other Connecticut hospitals).

The matter is urgent, and the time to act is now. Nuvance must not be permitted to degrade Sharon Hospital’s Maternity Unit. Please contact our local, state, and federal representatives to demand that Nuvance’s destructive behavior be stopped:

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont — www.portal.ct.gov/Office-of-the-Governor/Contact/E...

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy — www.murphy.senate.gov/contact

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal — www.blumenthal.senate.gov/contact/write-to-senator...

U.S. Rep. Jahana Hayes — hayes.house.gov/email-me

Connecticut OHS Director Dr. Deidre Gifford — ohs@ct.gov

Connecticut Attorney General William Tong — Attorney.General@ct.gov

Connecticut Comptroller Sean Scanlon — Sean.Scanlon@ct.gov

Connecticut State Sen. Stephen Harding — ctsenaterepublicans.com/contact-harding/

Connecticut State Rep. Maria Horn — maria.horn@cga.ct.gov

David C. Singer, Esq.


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