For Immediate Release
Contact: Mark Genovese, 518.782.9400, ext. 353
Photo opportunity: Nurses to hold candlelight vigil in front of hospital
GOUVERNEUR, Oct. 9, 2012 – E.J. Noble Hospital RNs say they do incredible work every day – saving lives, caring for patients, and keeping our community healthy. They’re skilled professionals, and the community needs them back at work.
This is the message that E.J. Noble RNs will share with local elected officials, community leaders, and New York State Department of Health during a candlelight vigil at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, in front of the hospital at 77 West Barney Street in Governeur.
The 31 RNs are represented by the New York State Nurses Association. The hospital remains closed after the Department of Health suspended operations on Sept. 28 when it found numerous violations related to its lab.
“We do vital work here,” said E.J. Noble RN Ellen Meilleur. “We provide excellent care for the residents of the Gouverneur area, we cover the soldiers and families from Fort Drum and the local Amish community, too. We’re not just a ‘band-aid station.’ We make a difference in people’s lives.”
E.J. Noble RNs will be on hand at the vigil to provide more information on the valuable services they provide.
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.
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