Healthcare workers to call for dissolution of Hennepin Healthcare board ahead of Hennepin County Commissioners meeting


Contact: Sam Fettig
(c) 612-741-0662

Lauren Bloomquist
(c) 651-376-9709

CEO Jennifer DeCubellis and current Board of Directors put future of Hennepin County Medical Center at risk with inaction on patient care, nurse retention, and workplace violence crisis

(St. Paul) – April 1, 2024 – On Tuesday, April 2, 2024, nurses with the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) and other healthcare workers will hold a press conference in the atrium of the Hennepin County Government Center to call on the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners to initiate dissolution of the Hennepin Healthcare System (HHS) Board of Directors.

In response to healthcare workers’ demands in recent months, Hennepin County Commissioners approved additional funding meant to protect workers’ healthcare benefits and imposed new checks on HHS spending on executive compensation. Despite these steps, HHS executives continue to refuse public transparency and accountability on where public funds are spent.

Workers are calling on Hennepin County Commissioners to take drastic, urgent action to protect the future of Hennepin County Medical Center amid the ongoing crisis of patient care, workplace violence, and worker retention. MNA nurses will be joined by healthcare workers from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and the Hennepin County Association of Paramedics and EMTs (HCAPE).


  • WHEN: Tuesday, April 2, 2024, 12:30 P.M.
  • WHERE: Atrium, Hennepin County Government Center, 300 South 6th St, Minneapolis, MN 55487
  • WHO: HCMC nurses with MNA, healthcare workers with AFSCME and HCAPE
  • WHAT: Press conference to call for dissolution of HHS Board of Directors
  • WHY: To protect the future of a critical public resource for patients, workers, and communities