“We hope that the community knows that we are here for them. And we hope that the hospital understands that we care about the hospital, but they also need to care about us.” — Joan Rowley, RN
Registered nurses at Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in the Cobble Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn are fighting to keep quality patient care a priority at their hospital. They say quality patient care means maintaining a strong, qualified nursing staff that cares about the community. They say StaffCo, the private consulting firm hired by LICH’s owner — SUNY Downstate Medical Center — to staff LICH is taking measures that will weaken patient care overall.
LICH nurses were at the frontlines of the Hurricane Sandy emergency when LICH took in hundreds of patients that had to be evacuated, providing uninterrupted care under the most difficult conditions.
In this video, LICH nurses take their message to the public and share why LICH management needs to keep LICH strong for the community.
Our voices are powerful when we are united. LICH nurses need your support to win this fight for patient care. Help spread the word and share this video.
The New York State Nurses Association is the voice for hundreds of thousands of frontline nurses. We are New York’s largest union and professional association for registered nurses.