On May 21, 2014, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) members delivered letters on behalf of local unions in Massachusetts, Nevada, and Pennsylvania, and UHS workers throughout the country, calling on the UHS Board of Directors to create a qualified committee to oversee quality of care and compliance. Read our letters below: Southwest Healthcare System and Two Rivers Behavioral Health. Most recently, in April 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) instituted a Medicare payment suspension at National Deaf Academy in Florida. In addition to these investigations, reports issued by state and federal regulators reveal repeated issues related to inadequate staffing, patient security and patient abuse. Unlike most of the for-profit hospital companies, UHS does not have a dedicated, board-level committee whose primary focus is quality and compliance. Not only does UHS not have a dedicated committee, but when we brought these concerns to their attention, the company said it has “determined that an additional oversight organization is not required.” With all of the ongoing issues, with all of the investigations, it is simply unacceptable that a company which is the single largest inpatient behavioral health provider in the nation and a major acute care hospital operator believes that there is no need for a dedicated committee on such an important issue.