Important City Council Meeting on Jan 19

The city of San Clemente on Tuesday, January 19th, is voting to preserve the hospital with emergency services.  MemorialCare has attacked the city on their position and is politically pressuring them with out-of-town interests.  Don’t let outsiders tell our city what is best for us!  That has been MemorialCare’s biggest weakness — not listening to the community.

We need to go to the City Council meeting next Tuesday, to express our intention to fight for the hospital our community deserves.

Please attend on the 19th wearing a red shirt.  Why red?  Because MemorialCare CEO of Saddleback San Clemente and Laguna Hills Hospital, Steve Geidt said, “100 red shirts is not going to keep us from closing this hospital.” Let’s prove him wrong!

Let me also remind you, when MemorialCare bought this hospital they told the community they were going to grow services.  “We are not trying to come here and make a lot of draconian changes… this hospital runs very well… we need to take what it does well and make it stronger, make it bigger, improve its financial position,” said Geidt in the OC Register.

Yet, now they are diminishing services by cutting staff and bed numbers, shifting patients to their neighboring hospital, and neglecting basic equipment, causing closures and diversion of emergency services.  They have a history of closing hospitals in the past; our’s will not be the next.

San Clemente City Council Meeting
Tues. Jan 19th at 6:00pm
100 Avenida Presidio
San Clemente, CA, 92672

Yet, now they are diminishing services by cutting staff and bed numbers, shifting patients to their neighboring hospital, and neglecting basic equipment, causing closures and diversion of emergency services.  They have a history of closing hospitals in the past; our’s will not be the next.

To make things worse, MemorialCare also receives millions of dollars in tax benefits from us to serve our community as a public benefit non-profit, and this is what they do?

We care ….. even if Memorial does not.

Look forward to seeing you Tuesday the 19th.

Give Us a Hospital the Community Deserves!

PS:  If you want more info on the history of this issue you can view our timeline and our recent update about the failure of legislation to save the ER at our website.