Kalamazoo nurses fear reassignment to COVID-19 hotspot

The Borgess Staff Nurse Council said Ascension has threatened to force nurses to work with COVID-19 patients in Detroit.

Nurses at Ascension healthcare, which includes Ascension Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo, say they face mandatory reassignments to Ascension hospitals in the Detroit area, hard hit by COVID-19, MLive reports.

“Although nurses want to help wherever we’re needed, it’s unreasonable to force us to uproot our lives, especially when many of us are single parents,” said Jamie Brown, a critical-care nurse at Borgess.

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