**MEDIA ADVISORY FOR TOMORROW**: Nurses, Community Leaders and Elected Officials call for the passage of the Safe Staffing for Quality Care act during a Speak Out at NY-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 22, 2021
Contact: Carl Ginsburg | carl.ginsburg@nysna.org | 917-405-1060

Brooklyn - Nurses at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital will be joined by elected officials and community leaders to call for the passage of the Safe Staffing for Quality Care Act to ensure that all patients across the state get the care they need and deserve.

The bill is gaining more co-sponsors and momentum in Albany as the COVID pandemic underscores that safe staffing saves lives in hospitals and nursing homes.

A recent report by Attorney General Letitia James is the latest evidence that connects safe staffing and positive patient outcomes. The central finding and core recommendation of the AG’s report are that poor staffing was a major factor in the high death toll in nursing homes, and that New York must enact enforceable, minimum staffing standards, or hours of care per resident.

WHAT: Speak Out for Safe Staffing For Quality Care Act
WHO: NYSNA nurses from NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Councilmember Brad Lander and community leaders.
WHEN: TOMORROW, February 23 at 11:30 AM
WHERE: NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, 506 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY

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