At Olean General Hospital in Western New York, while NYSNA RNs continue their fight for safe staffing, the Olean Times Herald reports that a national patient advocacy group has given the hospital a “C” for safety. Read the rest of the story on the Times Herald website.
Over the last 14 months, RNs at Olean General Hospital have filed more than 1,500 Protests of Assignment, attesting that staffing levels at the hospital are unsafe, and that RNs are being forced work on units for which they have not been properly oriented or trained. An advertisement (CLICK HERE to view) ran in the local paper in April, as part of the nurses’ campaign for safe staffing at the hospital.
On April 23, 2013, Olean General Hospital nurses held a candlelight vigil in the park, to bring awareness to their mission to provide safe patient care, despite poor staffing at the hospital.
More than 200 community members, former patients and local figures lit a candle at the vigil in support of the nurses.
Visit the Olean General Hospital RNs on Facebook, and “like” and share the page to spread the word.
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