As neither physicians nor nurses, other allied health professionals or patients alone have the strength to contest the health insurance, pharmaceutical and hospital industry’s stranglehold on health care, POC continues to develop alliances with allied health professionals while reaching out to organized groups of patients through labor and civil rights organizations, consumer groups, churches and others to save vital health care facilities from closure.
The unlawful usurpation by hospital corporations of the authority of the Medical Executive Committee in matters of quality care has led to a negative impact on patients and physicians who can face sham peer reviews when they attempt speak up alone. POC teaches how to unite an MEC for collective action on behalf of our profession.
Organizations can join as institutional members of POC. The group assigns an individual representative to bring their issues to POC and also to inform their organization of POC activities for potential collaboration.
Unwavering determination combined with a teachable, proven method of organizing has allowed POC to fight and grow at the same time.
When advocating for patient care, failure is not an option!