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A Message from Lynn Guerriero, President and CEO, and Dr. Johan Viljoen, Chief of Staff, Executive Vice President of Medical Affairs, Regarding COVID-19 Protests

Posted Sep 13th, 2021

It has been extremely concerning to witness protests targeting hospitals across the country in response to COVID-19.

While we respect the right to peacefully protest, protesting at hospitals is irresponsible and can be dangerous. These protests are putting vulnerable people at risk by obstructing access to care, often in emergency situations.

We have not experienced a protest at Niagara Health; however, these protests are demoralizing for our teams and healthcare workers everywhere who have so dutifully and compassionately put patients and their families first since the pandemic began.

We stand strong with Niagara Health’s staff and physicians and with healthcare workers across the country who continue to sacrifice so much to provide safe, quality healthcare in this unprecedented time of need.

Thank you to our community and our partners for coming together to support Niagara Health and one another over the past 19 months.

Niagara Health System