A little rain couldn't stop us from rallying for safe staffing!
More than 100 St. Joe's RNs, Yonkers City Council members, community supporters, and NYSNA RNs took the streets of Yonkers to rally for safe nurse-to-patient ratios.
"We do 200% sometimes so we don't abandon our patients, but we need more staffing," said Hasan Haman, RN at St. Joseph's.
St. Joseph's Medical Center is a vital community hospital in downtown Yonkers that served more than 48,000 patients in 2012. In 2012, CEO Michael J. Spicer made $772,606, plus $194,943 in other compensation – a 19% increase over the previous year.
NYSNA RNs are calling for a new contract that guarantees safe minimum staffing levels for patients.
"You keep us safe. I'll do whatever I can to keep you safe," promised Yonkers City Council Member Chris Johnson
"Definitely this is something that patients need, because we are really the last line of advocacy for our patients, aren't we?" NYSNA President Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez, RN told News 12. Check out the coverage.