Monte RNs win stronger Ebola protocols

At the Bronx’s Montefiore Medical Center, a delegation of 60 nurses went to hospital administrators to ask for stronger Ebola protocols — and we won!

Every RN and our patients deserve the highest level of protection, and that’s why NYSNA is joining with National Nurses United to demand a federal mandate for optimal Ebola protocols.

Led by NYSNA President Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez, RN, the NYSNA delegation delivered proposals to provide for training, participation and protection for frontline caregivers and others.

Montefiore nurses won a commitment from management to optimal personal protective gear, hands-on training, and a continuous line of communication to ensure that nurses are safe and that our concerns are addressed.

Our advocacy is working: the New York State Department of Health and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene have issued orders for Ebola preparedness medical facilities covered under Article 28 of the NYS Health Code. Click here to read those orders.

On Wednesday, we are joining our colleagues — New York City VA Hospital nurses from National Nurses United — for a candlelight vigil to call for federal mandates for optimal safety protocols. Join us!

  • What: National Ebola Awareness Day
  • When: Wednesday, Nov. 12. Candlelight vigil starts at 5:15 PM
  • Where: Foley Square, at the foot of the stairs of the Federal Courthouse, near the corner of Centre and Pearl Streets, Manhattan. Click here for a map.

E-mail NYSNA Political Organizer Karen Jarrett to RSVP.