NURSES TO PICKET FOR SAFE PATIENT CARE AT NYACK HOSPITAL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 2, 2013
 
CONTACT: Jesse Myerson, Jesse.Myerson@nysna.org, 347.688.0241
 
NURSES TO PICKET FOR SAFE PATIENT CARE AT NYACK HOSPITAL
                                                   
Nyack – Nurses at Nyack Hospital are being forced to take on 9, 10, or more patients at a time - that's not safe for our patients. At Noon on Monday, December 2, NYSNA RNs will picket the hospital for guaranteed safe minimum staffing levels for all patients at the hospital.
 
What: Picket for safe staffing levels and quality patient care. 
 
Who: The New York State Nurses Association
                       
When: December 2, 2013, Noon
 
Where: Nyack Hospital, corner of Sickles Ave. and N. Highland Ave.
 
Background: 
 
* Nyack is a vital community hospital that served more than 72,000 patients in 2011. 
 
* In 2011, Nyack Hospital CEO David H. Freed made $712,000.  
 
* NYSNA RNs are calling for a new contract that guarantees safe minimum staffing levels for patients.
 

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