The state removed the application of Big Apple Dialysis Management, LLC from the agenda of the scheduled March 27 meeting of the NYS Department of Health’s Public Health and Health Planning Council, due to efforts by the administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Big Apple is a for-profit dialysis company that wants to take over four chronic dialysis facilities now within New York City’s public hospital system. But patients, caregivers, nurses, doctors, and elected leaders have united to stop the privatization of chronic dialysis services at HHC.
“Removing dialysis patients from the public hospital clinics is ill-conceived,” said Anne Bové, RN, president of the HHC Executive Council of the New York State Nurses Association. “A for-profit company with a problematic track record in these services will not provide the same level of quality care to our patients and we question whether the savings figures are accurate, as well.”
City & State Magazine's "Above & Beyond Awards" recognize "25 enormously accomplished women for their excellence," and NYSNA Executive Director, Jill Furillo, is one of this year's winners. The winners are described by City and State as "truly women of 'public and civic mind,'" and include women in a variety of professions influencing New York.
We are very excited to have launched the new NYSNA website! Our new website features a complete re-design, simplified navigation, a blog, and brand-new content. And it's designed to adapt to mobile phones and tablets, too.
We'd love to hear from NYSNA members--what do you think of the new site?
Make sure to save the date for Lobby Day on May 20th! This event is for all nurses in NY State, including those that are not NYSNA members. We are joining our allies in 1199SEIU, CWA, PEF, and other unions in calling on our lawmakers to create laws ensuring safe nurse-to-patient staffing ratios.
This is an issue that is important to all RNs in NY State, and we want to encourage everyone, regardless of affiliation, to attend this event.
Please see our flier here, and check in on the website for updates regarding logistics! We will keep you posted.
A dangerous last-minute budget proposal from the governor's office would amend the Nurse Practice Act to deregulate the practice of nursing — and open the door wider to corporate-driven healthcare institutions who want to replace skilled nurses with underpaid and untrained workers. This is a direct assault on quality care and access to care.
Yesterday, more than 1,000 nurses got on buses to Albany for our Safe Staffing Lobby Day. We quickly moved into action and expanded our lobby visits so that we could respond to this attack on patient safety and nursing practice.
We doubled our planned lobby visits and met with more than 170 lawmakers and their staffers. We asked our lawmakers to support the Safe Staffing for Quality Care Act and also asked for them to stand with us against any changes to the Nurse Practice Act.
Nurses who participated in the entire lobby day are eligible for continuing education course hours. If you didn't get the continuing education course certificate, fill out this form and return it to email@example.com
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