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Union settles with Sutter over smear campaign
Modern Healthcare

A labor union has agreed to pay Sutter Health $6 million for conducting a smear campaign about the cleanliness of the Sacramento, Calif.-based hospital chain’s maternity wards and birthing centers.

Unite Here, which represents hospital housekeepers, has formally apologized for sending disparaging postcards to potential patients, which warned that the laundry service used by Sutter Health “does not ensure that ‘clean’ linens are free of blood, feces and harmful pathogens.”