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This June, Beatrice Marseille, a Nurse Practitioner in Mt. Sinai’s oncology unit, will lead a medical mission to her hometown of Meyer, nestled in the mountains, two hours from the Haitian capital of Port-Au-Prince.

Marseille has led missions to Meyer every year since the 2010 earthquake. 35,000 people from all over travel to Meyer for access to its lone clinic, the only healthcare available. Many of the people lack electricity. Read more >>

NYSNA president Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez, RN on why we need New York Health: "In this country, healthcare is not a public service - it’s a big business."

Chanting “Everybody in - Nobody out,” NYSNA nurses joined doctors and patients to call on Albany to pass a law guaranteeing healthcare for all New Yorkers.

The bill, New York Health, would create a single-payer insurance system that would cover all New Yorkers. “We know that every other industrialized nation, except ours, has a national healthcare system. That’s because in this country, healthcare is not a public service - it’s a big business,” NYSNA President Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez, RN, told the crowd of supporters and lawmakers.

“We’re tired of seeing our patients suffer because they cannot afford care.” Read more >>

It’s what New York’s nurses give our patients every day. And it’s the subject of a major NYSNA advertising campaign rolling out this Nurse Appreciation Week.  

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When NY Times executive editor Jill Abramson was hit by a delivery truck in Times Square, she went to Bellevue Hospital Center to begin her recovery. In a feature in The New York Times, she highlights the exemplary care she received from HHC nurses:

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