Nyack RNs Rally for Safe Staffing: Call on Management to Provide Conditions for High Quality Patient Care

MEDIA ADVISORY

For Monday, December 2, 2013

 

Contacts:

Jesse Myerson, 347.688.0241,jesse.myerson@nysna.org

 

Nyack RNs Rally for Safe Staffing: Call on Management to Provide Conditions for High Quality Patient Care

 

NYACK, NY— NYSNA RNs at Nyack Hospital are picketing to call on management to negotiate a fair contract that prioritizes patient care and safe staffing levels. 

 

WHAT: NYSNA Picket

WHEN: Monday, December 2

TIME: 12PM-1PM

WHO: NYSNA Nurses at Nyack Hospital

WHERE: Corner of Sickles Ave. and North Highland Ave., Nyack, NY 10960

 

BACKGROUND:

Nyack RNs, 80% of whom live in Rockland County, have a deep commitment to the community. Nurses at Nyack Hospital are regularly asked to take on 10 or more patients at once -- that's not safe. The nurses are proposing to raise current staffing ratios to a level that will improve patient safety, as determined by extensive research and outlined in the Safe Staffing bill put forward by patient advocates and legislators last year, which proposes minimum safe-RN-to-patient staffing levels in all New York hospitals. This bill will soon be back on the table in Albany for the 2014 legislative session. In the meantime, patients at Nyack need an immediate solution to unsafe staffing levels.

 

 

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