**Media Advisory for March 18** - Capital Region Healthcare Crisis: How Can the Community and Healthcare Workers be Prepared?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 17, 2020
Contact: Kristi Barnes | kristi.barnes@nynsa.org | 646.853.4489

Albany, NY — Join nurses, elected officials, and community advocates for a virtual town hall meeting to address:

  • COVID-19: What are the latest updates to keep our communities safe?
  • Facility preparedness: Hear from frontline nurses about the protocols and protections that are in place to prevent the spread of Coronavirus
  • Will enough nurses be there to answer the call? Hear how understaffing impacts patient care in a time of healthcare crisis.
  • Patient and nurse safety: What are hospitals doing to prevent violence in our community hospitals?

WHO: Assemblymembers Phil Steck and Pat Fahy, NYSNA nurses from Albany Medical Center, Ellis Hospital and Bellevue Woman’s Center, NYSNA Health and Safety Representatives, frontline healthcare workers

WHAT: Virtual Townhall on the Capital Region Healthcare Crisis

WHEN: Wednesday, March 18 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM

WHERE: Join the Zoom video conference by phone or on your computer: https://zoom.us/j/501702327, Meeting ID: 501 702 327

RSVP for instructions: http://bit.ly/capcrisis318
Submit questions in advance: kristi.barnes@nysna.org

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