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Rally to Save Waterbury Hospital Tonight. Bring Your Checkbook.

Union and community activist groups are gathering at Waterbury’s St. John’s Episcopal Church tonight at 7 pm to raise their voices against Vanguard Health Systems of Tennessee’s bid to rescue ailing Waterbury Hospital. The mailing promoting the event suggests that lives could be lost over the fate of the hospital. The organizers pay little heed to the dire state of Waterbury Hospital’s finances. It cannot go it alone, and its prospects grow dimmer with the recently enacted cuts in aid to hospitals.

If you want to shout and shake your fists at the fiscal fates, head to St. John’s Episcopal Church. Just don’t go expecting any solutions. Still, it’s a nice place to say a prayer, and Waterbury Hospital needs a lot of those.