Statement of Ann Twomey, HPAE President on Governor Murphy’s Executive Order to Monitor University Hospital Friday, July 27, 2018

July 27, 2018
“Nurses and health professionals at University Hospital have witnessed the erosion of funding for our state’s only public Level 1 Trauma Center. We are pleased with Governor Murphy’s swift action to appoint a monitor to scrutinize the Hospital, yet the priority of a monitor must be to provide a course for the hospital to be a viable public institution that will continue to meet the needs of the most disenfranchised and neediest in our communities served by the hospital.”

HPAE is the largest union of registered nurses and health care professionals in New Jersey. Since its founding by Englewood Hospital nurses in 1974, HPAE has expanded across the state and into Southeastern Pennsylvania representing 13,000 nurses, social workers, therapists, technicians, medical researchers, and other health care professionals in hospitals, nursing homes, home care agencies, blood banks, and university research facilities.  HPAE is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO.