NYSNA urges rejection of Berger Commission proposals
On Nov. 28, the state Commission on Health Care Facilities in the 21st Century issued its recommendations for reconfiguring 57 hospitals and nursing homes across the state.
The report also includes recommendations for mergers and downsizing of 48 other facilities. NYSNA members should visit the Members Only site for more information about how your facility might be affected.
NYSNA is strongly urging Governor Pataki and state legislators to reject the recommendations. Downsizing our state’s healthcare delivery system will drastically reduce access to healthcare and aggravate an already serious nursing shortage. This will do nothing to improve health care for New Yorkers.
With more than 34,000 members, NYSNA is the oldest and largest state nurses' association in the nation. It is an influential union for RNs, representing nurses in New York and New Jersey. Offering a wide range of services to its members, NYSNA fosters high standards of nursing education and practice and works to advance the profession through legislative activity. It is a constituent of the American Nurses Association and of the United American Nurses, an affiliate of the AFL-CIO.