A message to RNs at Westchester Medical Center, Sound Shore Medical Center, and Mount Vernon Hospital:
It’s official. Westchester Medical Center, Mount Vernon Hospital, and Sound Shore are moving forward with a merger.
The nurses who know WMC the best have serious concerns about what this merger will mean for patients and nurses in all three of our facilities.
Mount Vernon Hospital and Sound Shore Medical Center both serve communities where access to care is limited.
NYSNA nurses are fighting to reverse the cuts in services and make sure both these hospitals stay open.
Westchester Medical Center is rated one of the best hospitals in New York State. But administrators have adopted a dangerous new model of care:
This model of care isn’t working. In October, WMC announced they were reversing course and hiring 50 permanent RN positions.
We aren’t going to stand by and let them bring this model of care to Sound Shore and Mount Vernon. We are going to keep fighting to keep these hospitals open and growing!
And we are going to keep the heat on WMC administrators to stop outsourcing our jobs!
Before the merger was announced, NYSNA met with representatives of the Department of Health, and told them about our serious concerns about WMC’s model of care, and what it would mean for patients in Mount Vernon and New Rochelle.
In the days ahead, nurses from all three facilities will be coming together to make sure our concerns are heard – and make sure our patients continue to get the care they deserve.
We demand a guarantee from WMC that they will not shutter Mount Vernon and Sound Shore hospitals, cut services there, or outsource caregiver positions.
We need your voice and your support to make this happen. If you want to help lead our campaign to fight for patient care at WMC, Sound Shore, and Mount Vernon, send us a message and let us know how you would like to help.
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.