NYS State and the Feds: Make sure money goes to hospitals that are truly serving low-income and uninsured people
There are longstanding inequities in how hospitals have been funded through past Medicaid waivers and other decisions. Over the past ten years, we have witnessed the closure of 19 hospitals in New York City, with many of those closings occurring in low-income, immigrant, and communities of color. Financial distress has been one of the major causes of these closures. We need to make sure that our hospitals are adequately and fairly funded.
Please sign the moveon.org petition created by our allies at CPHS and spread the word! Read more >>
New Brooklyn Theater will perform “The Death of Bessie Smith” at Interfaith Medical Center. The play centers on a black woman who is refused care at an all-white hospital. This is an important artistic project about healthcare inequality that will take place at a hospital threatened with closure that serves low-income patients of color. The play will begin performances Thursday, January 9, 2014 and run through Sunday, January 19.
Tickets are free, but there is limited availability, so don’t delay. Click here to get your tickets now! Read more >>
The RNs at Carthage Area Hospital have scheduled an informational picket for Jan. 27 from 3:30 - 5:00 PM in front of the hospital.
The nurses are taking our fight public to protect our patients and to ensure that experienced nurses continue to work at CAH and provide very best care to members of the community.
Reminder to Carthage RNs: Come to our meeting on Jan. 23 at the Church of the Nazarene at 960 State St. in Carthage from 5:30-8:30 PM to make picket signs and gear up for this union action. Read more >>
In a story for the Daily Gazette, L.D. Davidson points to the diminishing power of the middle class and growing income inequality as the reasons workers need the protection of unions now more than ever. Nurses at Bellevue were being forced to take on 10 patients at once and endure unilateral changes from management with no voice in patient care. That’s why they voted to join NYSNA. Read more >>