Michigan Nurses Statement on New Allegations of Fraud, Dangerous Staffing Practices at Tenet DMC Hospital

(DETROIT) In response to three new doctors filing lawsuits yesterday alleging that Tenet-DMC retaliated against them for whistleblowing about the corporation’s dangerous practices, including allegations of fraud and unsafe staffing levels, Michigan Nurses Executive Director John Karebian issued the following statement:

“Time and again the corporate executives who run Tenet DMC in Dallas have appeared to care more about bringing in millions in profits than they do about patient care. These latest allegations echo similar reports of unsafe practices previously brought to light by MNA-represented nurses working for Tenet-DMC at Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital.

“It is time for officials at the state and federal level to take this alleged pattern of dangerous and fraudulent behavior seriously and launch a full investigation into Tenet-DMC’s practices. As the largest professional organization representing nurses across the state, we know it is only by exercising our collective voice that hospital administrators will respect the safe staffing practices that decades of studies have shown save lives.”

The Michigan Nurses Association (MNA) is the largest, most effective union for registered nurses in Michigan, advocating for nurses and their patients at the State Capitol, in the community, and at the bargaining table.


Contact: Jessica Newman; 517-243-8702

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