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PeaceHealth hospitalists vote to unionize

Clinicians say union is necessary to advocate for patients, better work environment

From left, physician Martha Gillham, physician Meg Lelonek and nurse practitioner Rachel May stand in May with their union shirts. The trio work at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham, and were part of a successful unionization effort. (Finn Wendt/Cascadia Daily News)
By Isaac Stone Simonelli Enterprise/Investigations Reporter
About 30 hospitalists in Bellingham and Sedro-Woolley won the right to unionize as both PeaceHealth
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