Nurses to Picket for Safe Patient Care at St. Joseph's Medical Center

Contact: Jesse Myerson, Jesse.Myerson@nysna.org, 347.688.0241
 
Yonkers – Nurses at St. Joseph's Medial Center are being forced to take on 9, 10, or more patients at a time. At Noon on Thursday, November 7, NYSNA RNs will picket the hospital for guaranteed 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: November 7, 2013, Noon
 
Where: St. Joseph’s Medical Center, 127 S. Broadway, Yonkers
 
Background: 
 
St. Joseph's Medical Center is a vital community hospital in downtown Yonkers that served more than 48,000 patients in 2012. 
 
In 2012, CEO Michael J. Spicer made $772,606, plus $194,943 in other compensation – a 19% increase over the previous year.
 
NYSNA RNs are calling for a new contract that guarantees safe minimum staffing levels for patients.
 
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The New York State Nurses Association is the voice for more than a hundred thousand frontline nurses. We are New York's largest union and professional association for registered nurses. 

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