The heavy-duty generator was supposed to power the NYC Marathon headquarters. Instead, it’s supplying power to Coler Hospital, one of the HHC hospitals on Roosevelt Island, nurses say.
Coler lost power, heat, and hot water after the storm. The marathon was cancelled after thousands of New Yorkers spoke up - including the NYSNA Board of Directors.
Coler nurses made a heroic effort to keep caring for their patients under extreme conditions. Now they’re getting some much needed help. This is how our resources should be used - to help protect New York’s most vulnerable.
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.