Melania Trump and her husband's secretary of health and human serviced are scheduled to be best at Boston Medical Center tomorrow, visiting a program aimed at helping the babies of drug users, but they will be greeted by a protest by hospital staffers who feel their presence is an insult to some of the most vulnerable populations the hospital normally goes out of its way to serve.
Dr. Marissa Hamrick, a family physician at the hospital, reports staffers will hold a "stand-in for solidarity" between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the Moakley Green, on the Harrison Avenue side of the hospital campus.
I am concerned about the message this sends to our community, many of whom have been directly harmed by the policies of the Trump administration.
I am exceptionally proud of the programs BMC provides for our patients and community, but endorsing a visit from this administration amounts to nothing less than a betrayal of our hospital's core values.
A nurse at the hospital adds:
We serve undocumented immigrants and the hospital has pledged to support and protect them-even having lawyers assist in their cases. Totally fucked up to host the spouse of the man many hold responsible (regardless of how multifaceted the issue is).
Pediatric patients have been separated from their parents (this has always been an issue).
BMC offers reproductive services that are at risk based on proposals from Trump and/or those he has advising him or those he has appointed.
We consider ourselves a safe haven for LGBTQ community to access care. BMC has a transgender medicine program. The company kept in the WH is not aligned with "our" values.