For Immediate Release
Contact: Erin Silk, 518.782.9400, ext. 224
LATHAM, September 14, 2012 - The New York State Nurses Association congratulates Senators Mark Grisanti and Toby Stavisky and Assembly candidate Patricia Fahy and Assemblyman Nick Perry on their wins in yesterday’s primary elections.
The Nurses Association endorsed several primary candidates for state assembly and senate who share the association’s goals of safe staffing in all of New York’s hospitals.
“New York’s nurses support candidates who will work with us to secure staffing levels that will keep patients safe,” said Nancy Kaleda, the 37,000-member union's Deputy Director. “Our communities and nurses will stand with legislators who put the needs of patients first in New York.”Nurses in some New York hospitals are being asked to care for nine, ten or more patients at one time. The Nurses Association has launched a campaign to advocate for statewide safe staffing levels - legislation that would ensure there are an adequate number of nurses in every healthcare facility. This initiative is the association’s number one priority for the 2013 legislative session.
The New York State Nurses Association is the voice for nursing in the Empire State. With more than 37,000 members, it is New York’s largest professional association and union for registered nurses. The association represents registered nurses, and some all-professional bargaining units, in New York and New Jersey. It supports nurses and nursing practice through education, research, legislative advocacy, and collective bargaining.
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