NEW YORK NURSE: September 2013
More than 100 nurses, patients, community leaders, and elected officials turned out for a NYSNA speak out in July to stop healthcare cuts in Harlem.
Continuum, the company that runs St. Luke’s Hospital, used Hurricane Sandy as an excuse to eliminate pediatrics and detox units in Harlem. Now Continuum is merging with Mount Sinai — and threatening to eliminate the Level One Trauma Center at St. Luke’s.
Quality care for the people of New York is at the heart of our mission. Our demand is simple: we must have a voice and a say in all decisions affecting healthcare in our community. But our fight is tough: get involved in building a movement to win healthcare for all and respect for nurses.