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Join Our Coalition to Save St. Francis Hospital

Our union members have been fighting for quality care and safe staffing, and now we must fight together as a community. Join the Coalition to Save St. Francis Hospital Facebook page for updates on our fight to save labor & delivery and other services at St. Francis Hospital on the south side of Milwaukee. Click here:

Ascension Wisconsin chose to close the Labor and Delivery Unit at St. Francis on December 23, 2022. This leaves the entire south side without Labor and Delivery services. We think this is a devastating and heartless decision and are fighting as a community and union coalition to save Labor & Delivery and the broader services of the hospital.


Ascension was profiled in the New York Times for their questionable actions as a non-profit healthcare corporation. Ascension "spent years reducing its staffing levels in an effort to improve profitability, even though the chain is a nonprofit organization with nearly $18 billion of cash reserves." Read the article here.

Listen to the interview with WFNHP President, Connie Smith on the closure of Ascension St. Francis Labor & Delivery Unit and our work with the Coalition to Save St. Francis Hospital on the We Rise Fighting! Labor Podcast. Listen here:

WFNHP St. Francis presidents and union workers went live on WTMJ on Dec. 20 to discuss why Ascension's decision to close labor and delivery services is bad for the southside and how Ascension can afford to invest its billions into our community to care for Milwaukeeans! Listen here:

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