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Chanting “We Care for New York,” hundreds of NYSNA nurses and 1199SEIU caregivers picketed for respect at Brooklyn’s Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center and East Harlem’s Terence Cardinal Cooke long-t

A little rain didn't stop NYSNA RNs from turning out to talk to our Oneonta community about Safe Staffing. Our message: we’re spread too thin at A.O. Fox Hospital. We’re calling on hospital management to commit in writing to a plan to improve staffing and reduce nurse turnover and burnout. NYSNA is our voice to speak out and improve patient care.

If “The Wizard of Oz’s” Tin Man and Lion are in search of heart and courage, they need only look to the RNs of Nathan Littauer Hospital to find them.

“Safe staffing through ratios saves lives and makes financial sense,” says NYSNA Executive Director Jill Furillo, RN, in the “Expert Opinion” section of the latest City & State magazin

In a victory for New York patients, HHC has announced that they are indefinitely postponing the sale of dialysis services at four NYC public hospitals. 

Myrna Balbuena, a NYSNA RN at Shore Medical Center, won The Press of Atlantic City’s “Salute to Nurses” contest earlier this month.

Called “a modern day Florence Nightingale,” and “the epitome of nursing,” by her co-worker, Dorothy Rudert, who submitted the nomination, Balbuena has a reputation for going above and beyond for her patients, and jumping to volunteer for others in times of need – not only at work, but in the rest of her time as well.

Yesterday, May 20th, nearly 200 NYSNA nurses went to Albany to let our elected representatives know: safe staffing saves lives.

Hudson Valley Magazine has recognized 11 NYSNA nurses in their annual “Nursing Excellence Awards.”

Jayne Cammisa, an RN at Westchester Medical Center (WMC), was chosen because of her outstanding advocacy for patients. Among WMC RNs, Jayne is known for working tirelessly to educate lawmakers about safe staffing and the dangers of privatization. “It was a complete surprise to be nominated and after 25 years of service, it is nice to be recognized for the hard work,” Jayne said.

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