Queens Doctors to Rally Calling for Equity Across Mount Sinai System


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Queens Doctors to Rally Calling for Equity Across Mount Sinai System

Elmhurst Hospital resident physicians demand that Mount Sinai treat all patients and workers equitably, regardless of zip code

Queens, NY – Resident physicians at Elmhurst Hospital will hold a rally demanding patient and healthcare worker equity on Tuesday, February 21, following years of inequitable working conditions, staff to patient ratios and months of stalled negotiations. The physicians are represented by The Committee of Interns and Residents/SEIU, the largest housestaff union in the country. 

As private employees of Mount Sinai, practicing medicine at a public institution, Elmhurst Hospital, residents say that their employer has used the Mount Sinai name for clout but have not addressed the inequities in working conditions across Mount Sinai programs. CIR members feel that the healthcare system prioritizes wealthier communities and patients while neglecting the needs of the Elmhurst physicians, many of whom are immigrants and whose working conditions directly impact care for a largely working class, people of color and immigrant patient base. 

WHO: The resident and fellow physicians at Elmhurst Hospital, represented by the Committee of Interns and Residents/SEIU. They will be joined by supporters as well as New York City Council Member Tiffany Cabán (District 22) and New York State Senator Jessica Ramos. 

WHAT: Elmhurst Hospital Residents will hold a rally after five months of stalled contract negotiations. Residents at Elmhurst want to finally address salary disparities across the Mount Sinai system that affect not only physicians in training, but the patients they treat.

WHERE: Outside Elmhurst Hospital main campus at 79-01 Broadway, Queens 11373, between Baxter Ave and 78th St. 

WHEN: Tuesday, February 21st, from 5PM to 6PM. The event will start on time and run for one hour.

The Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR) is the largest house staff union in the United States. A local of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), representing over 24,000 resident physicians and fellows. Our members are dedicated to improving residency training and education, advancing patient care, and expanding healthcare access for our communities.