Cabrini RNs rally to save hospital
Registered nurses from Cabrini Medical Center took their message to the streets of Manhattan Tuesday to protest recommendations by the New York State Commission on Health Care Facilities in the 21st Century. The nurses are asking the State Legislature to reject recommendations by the Berger Commission and save vital community hospitals like Cabrini Medical Center.
NYSNA Nursing representatives noted that Cabrini continues to serve mostly primary care, and has a renowned hospice facilitiy.
The RNs rallied from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. and will hold a candlelight vigil from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5, in front of the governor’s Manhattan office at 633 3rd Avenue (between 40th and 41st Streets). The 236 RNs are represented for collective bargaining by the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA).
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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.