It’s been all over the news: NYSNA’s victory this week when a judge signed a temporary restraining order to stop the SUNY Board of Trustees or anyone acting on their behalf from taking any action to close Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital, pending a further hearing on March 7.
This victory only happened because of our work. In a very short time, NYSNA nurses have built a powerful coalition of patients, caregivers, doctors, EMTs, neighbors, small business owners, and elected officials to keep Long Island College Hospital open for care.
Our work is far from over. On Thursday night, nurses from Kings County, Maimo, Brooklyn Hospital, Interfaith, LICH, and Staten Island University Hospital came together to step up our pressure on all fronts: building community alliances, reaching out to elected officials, and caring for our patients every day.
Our movement is keeping LICH and Interfaith Medical Center open for care!
On April 16, NYSNA nurses, nursing students, and patients will fill the halls of the State Capitol like never before. We’ll be there to educate our lawmakers about the issues that matter most to us and our patients:
Each nurse participant in Lobby Day will be is awarded 4.5 contact hours by the New York State Nurses Association. The New York State Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Please note: In order to receive contact hours, participants are required to attend the entire session and complete an evaluation.
Join nurses from across the state at this year’s NYSNA Lobby Day! CLICK HERE to find out more and register today.
Winter’s not over but the North Country is heating up! From Olean General, to Gouverner’s EJ Noble, to Canton-Potsdam Hospital, RNs are mobilizing on our units and in our communities for safe patient care.
We all know the best thing to do when we’re sick is to stay home and not spread the infection. But at both Olean General and Canton-Potsdam, management is pushing changes that will make us work when we’re sick. That’s bad for us and bad for our patients.
That’s the message we took to the public in Canton-Potsdam last week, when we leafleted our neighbors to warn them about management’s dangerous proposal. And we’ll keep spreading the word in the weeks ahead. Join us!
The Red Hook community really pulled together to recover from Hurricane Sandy. But as Red Hook rebuilds, SUNY trustees want to close our nearest community hospital - LICH.
We will celebrate Red Hook’s recovery this Friday morning, March 1, when we reopen our community supermarket Fairway. And while we’re there, we will ask more of our neighbors to get involved in our fight to keep LICH open for care for Red Hook patients.
More details coming soon. To RSVP, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
NYSNA and the Bed-Stuy chapter of New York Communities for Change are on the march to keep Interfaith Medical Center open for care: Join us this Sat., March 2, at 10:00AM, starting at Interfaith, 1545 Atlantic Ave. in Brooklyn.
Interfaith Medical Center, Bed-Stuy’s full-service community hospital — is open for care! And we’re going to make sure ALL our services — ER, ICU, Peds and more — stay open.
HHC’s Coney Island Hospital is receiving ambulances for the first time since Hurricane Sandy — thanks to the tireless work of NYSNA nurses.
“On the night of the hurricane, the lights went out, and we had to work with flashlights. We had to transfer patients from the labor room to the post-partum unit, which has light,” said Doreen Horton, RN, who helped evacuate patients safely from the hospital.
NYSNA nurses have been on the front lines of getting Coney Island and Bellevue Hospitals back open for care.
The New York State Nurses Association is the voice for hundreds of thousands of frontline nurses. We are New York’s largest union and professional association for registered nurses.