Nation’s Largest Chain of Hospitals Under Fire by Nurses Union

Nation’s Largest Chain of Hospitals Under Fire by Nurses Union

A large health care workers union has recently made very serious allegations against a major U.S. health care company.  Specifically, the National Nurses United (NNU), a major union representing over 150,000 nurses across the United States, alleges in a letter to the Acting Assistant Secretary for the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) that due to a range of policies and practices, Nashville, TN-based HCA Healthcare, Inc. (HCA) places nurses and other front-line health care workers in imminent danger of serious harm or death. HCA responds that the NNU is essentially behaving as a militant organization exploiting the pandemic for gain and position.

TrialSite focuses on research and typically not general care; however, many of the hospitals implicated in these allegations run research operations as well, as does the corporate parent HCA Healthcare—hence at least the research departments in local hospitals and at the corporate headquarters represent trial site organizations. Trial sites represent a central interest for TrialSite News.  

HCA Healthcare, for example, conducts large-scale clinical research with partners such as Harvard Pilgrim Institute and the C...

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