A Letter to the Archbishop

Ascension Health has been making cuts to direct patient care at Genesys Medical Center in Flint, Michigan. You can read here a letter sent to the Archbishop of Detroit by Karen Matts, a licensed nurse formerly at Genesys.

Even though the Catholic Church teaches a commitment to labor and workers’ rights, the Church has been silent on Ascension’s treatment of its workers.

Karen’s moving letter states, “Just because corporate America has become unethical and amoral, why does Ascension have to follow suit? Many of us have devoted our entire lives to an organization that has now lost its humanity.”

You can read the entire letter here.

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3 Responses to “A Letter to the Archbishop”

  1. Rebecka Evans, RRT Says:

    Ascension should be ashamed of themselves for stealing money from our elderly(medicare). They should also hang their heads in shame about treating the workers as subpar. If they lie, cheat, steal and say they are doing for a good cause…is it not still lying, cheating and stealing?? They want to live by 2 seperate codes of conduct. Its not GOD’s work they are doing, they just hide behind his name! I work for them and am embarassed and ashamed to tell people I work here now. Ascension did this to Genesys, it used to be a good place to work and to get care. Now, I am nervous for our patients if they force us to strike. We will strike because we can’t afford to pay into the Ascension treasure chest. Genesys DID profit for this compnay, it just wasn’t what they wanted.

  2. tech332 Says:

    I am still proud to work for Genesys but unfortunately not proud to work for Ascension Health. As a lifelong Catholic who was educated in the Catholic school system I am baffled how the good Sisters of St Joseph can allow the treatment of employees who contribute to their NONPROFIT status. This is not the Catholic and Christian Church that I know and attend. STOP ASCENSION NOW. How can Christians treat employees in such a punitive and uncaring way?

  3. Amy Says:

    I am still proud to work for Genesys but unfortunately not proud to work for Ascension Health. As a lifelong Catholic who was educated in the Catholic school system I am baffled how the good Sisters of St Joseph can allow the treatment of employees who contribute to their NONPROFIT status. This is not the Catholic and Christian Church that I know and attend. STOP ASCENSION NOW. How can Christians treat employees in such a punitive and uncaring way?

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