Safe Staffing Now

Providence St. Joseph Hospital Eureka Cited by State for Excessive Patient Restraint Use, RNs Call For Return of 'Sitters'

The California Department of Public Health (DPH) has found merit in a complaint from Providence St. Joseph Hospital Eureka registered nurses that the hospital excessively used patient restraints, rather than using Constant Care Attendants (or “sitters”), whose job is to protect patients in need of continuous care.

California Nurses Association
December 12, 2018
Providence Nurses protesting the proposed hospital closing

RNs Protest Ascension’s Decision to Cut Services to a Dangerous Level at Providence Hospital

Registered nurses reject Ascension’s decision to dramatically cut services to dangerous levels at Providence Hospital, a move that nurses say will adversely affect the health of the people of east D.C.

National Nurses United
December 10, 2018
Nurses rally to save Alta Bates

Nurses, Community Leaders Demand Sutter Health Make Firm Commitment to Retrofit Alta Bates Hospital

Registered nurses will hold a press conference Tuesday, December 11 as the Berkeley City Council is poised to address the community’s demand that Sutter Health be held accountable for providing a firm commitment by end of February 2019 to seismically retrofit and maintain Alta Bates Hospital as a full service acute-care hospital.

California Nurses Association
December 10, 2018
The planet Neptune

Why mixing Medicare with commercial insurance is not the health reform we need

At a gathering in Burlington, Vermont, convened by the Sanders Institute, with support from National Nurses United, I spoke about the perils of mixing Medicare with commercial insurance.

Diane Archer, Just Care
December 7, 2018
Panelists discussed issues such as understaffing and turnover

Nurses call for union rights and better patient care

Nurses from the Hopkins Hospital and National Nurses United (NNU), a union of registered nurses, joined local politicians and community members for a town hall event on Saturday at the Reginald F.

Rachel Juieng, The Johns Hopkins News-Letter
December 6, 2018