Massachusetts' National Organization of Women and SEIU Chapters Call for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to Fire CEO

The Massachusetts chapter of the National Organization for Women and the state Service Employees International Union will demonstrate against Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CEO Paul Levy at the Boston hospital's annual meeting today, according to a NOW news release.

The two organizations have previously called for Mr. Levy to step down, following findings by Mass. Attorney General Martha Coakley that Mr. Levy participated in an inappropriate relationship with a female subordinate.

The groups will also begin a public information campaign on Monday, echoing their call for the board to stand against alleged patterns of inequity within the medical center by firing Mr. Levy.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center responded to the planned demonstration by acknowledging SEIU's history of campaigning against the hospital in the hopes of promoting unionization. The hospital spokesman said BIDMC is "baffled" by NOW's involvement in the demonstration considering BIDMC's history as a welcoming community for women, as well as LGBT community members and other minorities.

Read the NOW news release on Paul Levy.

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