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Posted: 12/18/2009 11:00:25 AM EDT
Holy cow!  Now zombies are pissed that a hospital is closing!



No photos at link.....supposedly no one came out alive....



http://www.postgazette.com/pg/09352/1021997-100.stm





Zombies in movie makeup, pushing hospital IV stands and portraying
what they said will be the results of corporate greed that caused UPMC
to suck the life out of Braddock by closing the hospital there, marched
on the nonprofit's Downtown corporate headquarters at noon today.




"I couldn't make it to a hospital in time because UPMC is closing
Braddock," Emily Gorda, 29, of Braddock, one of the zombies in crusty
gray makeup and a backless hospital gown, said explaining the symbolism
during the march from the Greyhound Bus Terminal to the U.S. Steel
Tower on Grant Street. "Our community is on life support. UPMC should
be ashamed."




When the dozen zombie marchers reached the front of the skyscraper
–– which houses UPMC offices –– their ranks swelled to about 40
protesters who held a mock UPMC board meeting on the sidewalk.




Filmmaker and Braddock resident Tony Buba, who worked on George
Romero's "Night of the Living Dead" and "Dawn of the Dead" horror
movies, said the demonstrators were trying to draw attention not only
to the closing of Braddock Hospital, scheduled for Jan. 31, but also
the need for health care coverage and the closing of community
hospitals, especially in poor and minority communities.




"We wanted to do this street theater to energize people," said Mr.
Buba, who wore a name tag bearing the name of UPMC board member G.
Nicholas Beckwith III for the mock meeting. "The zombie link works
because zombies have an insatiable appetite for human flesh and UPMC
seems to have an insatiable appetite for chewing up our communities."




Representatives of UPMC could not immediately be reached for comment.







Link Posted: 12/18/2009 3:44:23 PM EDT
whatta' ya know, zombies can do some good. weird.
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 3:55:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/18/2009 3:55:59 PM EDT by fxntime]
Hmmm, probably really went under from people who wouldn't pay their bills and underpayment from the Govt for Medicare and Medicaid.

More to follow.................
Link Posted: 12/19/2009 7:31:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By fxntime:
Hmmm, probably really went under from people who wouldn't pay their bills and underpayment from the Govt for Medicare and Medicaid.

More to follow.................


You forgot to mention the life-long welfare rats and illegals.
Link Posted: 12/19/2009 7:43:23 PM EDT



Originally Posted By ferretray:



Originally Posted By fxntime:

Hmmm, probably really went under from people who wouldn't pay their bills and underpayment from the Govt for Medicare and Medicaid.



More to follow.................




You forgot to mention the life-long welfare rats and illegals.



This = Zombies = Obama supporters...yep..I believe it.

 
Link Posted: 12/19/2009 7:53:42 PM EDT
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Don't know the specifics about the closure, but from the story it appears that UPMC is closing their hospital because it is uneconomical to run.

http://www.upmc.com/HospitalsFacilities/Hospitals/Braddock/Pages/default.aspx

Looks from the UPMC site that they have lost 60 million dollars,  Can't really blame them for closing it.

Entitlement philosophy and Tony Buba wanting to be another Michael Moore appears behind the protests.  

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I was going to say too bad there are no pic, but I found a news video and we didn't miss any good zombies.

Link Posted: 12/20/2009 4:49:15 PM EDT



Originally Posted By kar98k:


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Don't know the specifics about the closure, but from the story it appears that UPMC is closing their hospital because it is uneconomical to run.



http://www.upmc.com/HospitalsFacilities/Hospitals/Braddock/Pages/default.aspx



Looks from the UPMC site that they have lost 60 million dollars,  Can't really blame them for closing it.



Entitlement philosophy and Tony Buba wanting to be another Michael Moore appears behind the protests.  



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I was going to say too bad there are no pic, but I found a news video and we didn't miss any good zombies.





I don't want to turn this into a GD thread but you are right.



Braddock is an economically depressed area.  There are a shit ton of hospitals in Pittsburgh; most of them good.  No one wants to go to Braddock (named for British General Braddock, he died across the river actually).  Anyway, their mayor is some sort of Harvard grad who wants to remake the town and losing this hospital will mean losing one of the largest employers there.  The Zombies are just another Obama effect.



 
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