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Ascension St. John Emergency Physicians in Detroit Go On Strike

Photo: Daisy Creager ~ USA TODAY NETWORK

DETROIT, April 18, 2024 ~ Physicians at Ascension St. John Emergency Department in Detroit started a 24-hour strike Thursday afternoon after negotiations with their employer, TeamHealth, broke down. The staffers contracted with the Greater Detroit Association of Emergency Physicians are asking for more staff and better working conditions, which the union said have declined since TeamHealth took over in 2015.


April 18, 2024 ~ Emergency room physicians at Ascension St. John Hospital in Detroit will go on strike today, as negotiations with TeamHealth over staffing and work conditions stall. Guy Gordon, Lloyd Jackson, and Jamie Edmonds talk with ER physician assistant Casey Kolp about the staff’s plan to continue to help patients during the strike.