Navigation Links
AFSCME: Closure of Mt. Pleasant Center is Heartless
Date:2/18/2009

LANSING, Mich., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Albert Garrett, President of Michigan Council 25 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), AFL-CIO, issued the following statement:

"I am reading from a report prepared by the Michigan Department of Community Health: 'The Mt. Pleasant Center is the last remaining state-operated facility for persons with developmental disabilities. It is also the last Medicaid Certified "Intermediate Care Facility for Persons with Mental Retardation" (ICF-MR) in this state,'" began Garrett. "The State's current budget plan calls for the closure of the Mt. Pleasant Center on October 10, 2009.

"A closure coordinator is on site in Mt. Pleasant now. These Michigan citizens with developmental disabilities will be 'placed in the community,' as the current jargon expresses it," continued Garrett. "We have already seen, repeatedly, the impact of this 'community placement' strategy: these citizens are placed in privately operated facilities which are often ill-equipped to meet their needs, and which exist for the purpose of making a profit on the care of these people. Many of these citizens in need will become entangled in our correctional systems, because they are not equipped to function in the community.

"We long ago passed the point of diminishing returns in 'community placement.' For some time we have been engaged in dumping these residents with little regard for the quality of care they will receive. With the closure of the Mt. Pleasant Center, our state will abandon these hapless citizens completely," concluded Garrett. "These 160 individuals will lose the care they need, and the Mt. Pleasant area will lose 400 good jobs. These are difficult times, but this is a singularly heartless approach to the State's budgetary problems."

Albert Garrett also serves as Vice President of AFSCME International. Michigan AFSCME Council 25 represents more than 90,000 public workers across Michigan, including 271 workers at the Mt. Pleasant Center. AFSCME International represents 1.4 million public workers nationwide. News releases issued by Michigan AFSCME Council 25 are available at http://www.miafscme.org/Releases.htm


'/>"/>
SOURCE Michigan AFSCME Council 25
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. PA Secretary of Public Welfare Responds to Warren State Hospital Closure Rumors
2. Company Announces Closure of Bluffton, Ohio Plant
3. Isis Announces HSR Approval and Closure of Its Collaboration With Ortho-McNeil, Inc.
4. NHP Reports Third Quarter 2007 Revenue and FFO Growth and Enhanced Disclosure Information
5. American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and American Society of Plastic Surgeons Offer Patient Advisory for those Affected by Fig LipoDissolve Closures
6. Stem Cell Agency Disclosure Makes Mockery of Claims of Openness and Transparency
7. Charles River Laboratories International Board Member Should Use Sarbanes-Oxley Disclosure Rules in Non-Profit Role, Asserts 1199 SEIU
8. Brooks Automation Executive and Board Member Should Use Sarbanes-Oxley Disclosure Rules in Non-Profit Role, Asserts 1199 SEIU
9. Boston Properties Executive and Board Member Should Use Sarbanes-Oxley Disclosure Rules in Non-Profit Role, Asserts 1199 SEIU
10. Genesee & Wyoming Board Member Should Use Sarbanes-Oxley Disclosure Rules in Non-Profit Role, Asserts 1199 SEIU
11. Massbank Board Member Should Use Sarbanes-Oxley Disclosure Rules in Non-Profit Role, Asserts 1199 SEIU
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... City, Oklahoma (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 ... ... helping both athletes and non-athletes recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic ... the Oklahoma City area —Johnson is one of the first doctors to perform ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... A recent article published ... unfamiliar with. The article goes on to state that individuals are now more comfortable ... less common operations such as calf and cheek reduction. The Los Angeles area medical ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son James, ... out at his family verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, he couldn’t control ... use it. He would throw rocks at my other children and say he was going ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... is now offering micro-osteoperforation for accelerated orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience ... Damon brackets , AcceleDent, and accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... People across the U.S. are sharpening their pencils and honing their writing skills ... patients and their families pay tribute to a genetic counselor by nominating him or ... Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) this September. , In April, Genome magazine ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016 The Academy of Managed ... recommendations that would allow biopharmaceutical companies to more ... that make formulary and coverage decisions, a move that ... new medicines. The recommendations address restrictions in ... on the drug label, a prohibition that hinders decision ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Mass. , June 24, 2016   Pulmatrix, ... pharmaceutical company developing innovative inhaled drugs, announced today that ... Russell Investments reconstituted its comprehensive set of ... "This is an important milestone for Pulmatrix," ... will increase shareholder awareness of our progress in developing ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Any dentist who has made ... the current process. Many of them do not even offer ... difficulties and high laboratory costs involved. And those who ARE ... at such a high cost that the majority of today,s ... Dr. Parsa Zadeh , founder of Dental Evolutions Inc. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: