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White patients in senior health center chose caregivers by race, according to lawsuit

April 17, 2018
by I Advance Senior Care
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The five certified nursing assistants have filed a federal lawsuit in Grand Rapids against Providence Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, according to MLive.com.

It is one of several federal lawsuits in recent years in which minority healthcare workers allege employers let patients request that only white workers provide services.

Providence, with headquarters in Tinley Park, Illinois, has facilities in Zeeland and elsewhere.

Providence Life Services, a non-profit, faith-based organization, said in a statement to MLive and the Grand Rapids Press that staff assignments are not made based on race.

"We are not able to comment on these allegations due to the pending litigation, other than to confirm that Providence does not modify staff assignments based on race," spokeswoman Sheila King said.

"Providence takes its employees' concerns about their working environment very seriously as it recognizes the importance of providing a positive workplace for its employees and other healthcare providers assisting its residents.

"Respecting the dignity of each person is a key value for both Providence staff and residents," she said.

Read the full story at MLive.com.

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This is an inappropriate demand but as per white patients want their serving by white people, senior health centre have to manage that accordingly. I am so happy to see this health care centre working with dedication towards the desire of patients. I am a freelancer and writer on edu birdie to provide edubirdie review for all students. Anyways thanks for sharing this article because it let me know about the current affairs and I like myself to be updated about things.