InHospitable – the big business of nonprofit hospitals

PRESENTED BY: Meaningful Movies in Kirkland
6:30 PM, Friday, January 20, 2023 PST
Location: Kirkland, WA (click for map)

InHospitable is an exposé of the huge profits in the nonprofit hospital industry and their contribution to unaffordable healthcare. We will be showing the film live (in-person) at Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church and also offering it online over Zoom.

InHospitable follows patients and activists as they band together in an effort to stop UPMC, a multi-billion-dollar nonprofit hospital system, from making vital care unaffordable for hundreds of thousands of vulnerable patients in western Pennsylvania. Few are aware that in the past several years many nonprofit hospitals around the country have been building healthcare empires and amassing huge amounts of wealth and political power at the expense of the surrounding residents. The story of InHospitable illustrates this alarming trend and turns the lens on the seemingly unwinnable battle between the Goliath UPMC and the patients, hospital workers, community activists, labor leaders, journalists, and politicians – almost all of them women – who built a grassroots movement to literally fight for their lives.

More information is available on the film’s website at

Registration for the event is optional for those attending in person, but all virtual attendees must register to receive the Zoom meeting information. 

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Following the film we will have a community discussion with the director of the film, Sandra C. Alvarez.

Please email us at if you have any questions.

Special Guests: Sandra C. Alvarez, Director and Co-Producer

Release Year: 2021

Running Time: 102 minutes

Director: Sandra C. Alvarez

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