Keeping Families Together: Union Donates iPads to Hospital Units
In September 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to strain our local hospital systems, the Teamsters Local 1932 Executive Board approved the purchase and donation of 16 iPads for Arrowhead Regional Medical Center staff members and patients in care. The iPads are intended to allow staff in 16 ARMC units and patients in their care to keep in touch with family members while COVID-19 restrictions keep the hospital closed to non-essential visitors. The devices were passed out to the units during the week of Christmas 2020.
Nidal Rafeedie, ARMC Respiratory Therapist and Teamsters 1932 Trustee says, “The Union providing hospital employees and patients iPads to help communicate with our family makes us feel like our job is complete. Taking a bit of the stress away for loved ones because we can provide this tool is priceless.”
So long as the COVID-19 crisis continues, Teamsters Local 1932 will carry on with its mission to protect and raise standards for workers and residents throughout the Inland Empire.