NYSNA member Herdley Hill spoke during the July 28 Brooklyn Work Group Public Hearing of the state’s Medicaid Redesign Team, advocating for the preservation of hospitals in Brooklyn. Hill, who works at Long Island College Hospital (LICH), urged the work group not to close or merge the community’s hospitals, but to invest in and adequately fund Brooklyn’s safety net health services. His comments can be heard on the archived copy of the hearing at the New York State Department of Health website. His comments begin at 134:15 on the video.
The work group has been charged with evaluating the health and ongoing viability of Brooklyn’s hospitals. The Nurses Association believes that New York City, in general, and Brooklyn, specifically, are already facing a crisis in diminished access to healthcare services.
NYSNA's Economic and General Welfare Program is working with the Save Our Safety Net campaign to preserve and improve healthcare access and quality.
Attached below is an informational flier with details about the 2011 New York City Labor Day Parade, scheduled for Saturday, September 10. You're invited to join NYSNA members and staff for this event, and discover more on how you can help save our community’s safety net hospitals.
The New York State Nurses Association is the voice for nursing in the Empire State. With more than 37,000 members, it is New York’s largest professional association and union for registered nurses. The association represents registered nurses, and some all-professional bargaining units, in New York and New Jersey. It supports nurses and nursing practice through education, research, legislative advocacy, and collective bargaining.