Health and Safety press releases

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Group of nurses outside Saint Louis University Hospital holding banner "SSM Health: Invest in Patient Care!"

Nurses at SSM Health SLU Hospital to hold candlelight vigil for patient safety

Registered nurses at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital (SLUH) in St. Louis, Mo., will hold a candlelight vigil for patient safety on Thursday, Feb. 29. SLUH nurses are fighting for patient safety and a fair contract that addresses their concerns about nurse retention and recruitment.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
February 27, 2024

Four nurses insid hospital. Two sitting, two standing.

Machias nurses and technicians at Down East Community Hospital to hold rallies for patient safety

Union nurses and technicians at Down East Community Hospital in Machias, Maine, will hold rallies on Friday, Jan. 26 and on Saturday, Jan. 27 to demand management address patient safety, chronic short staffing, and staff retention.

Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee
January 25, 2024

Nurses outside holding signs "Protect Nurses, Patients, Public Health"

NNU applauds CDC for sending draft infection guidance back to HICPAC for revision

National Nurses United applauds the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for sending the draft infection control guidance back to the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee to resolve some significant issues in the draft.

National Nurses United
January 23, 2024

Large group of smiling nurses outside Desert Regional Medical Center

Desert Regional nurses to deliver community petition demanding Tenet address serious patient safety concerns

Registered nurses at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, Calif., will present the Desert Healthcare District Board a community petition with more than 1,600 signatories and more than 400 postcards from nurses at the district’s special meeting on Monday, Jan. 22.

California Nurses Association
January 18, 2024

Nurse on picket line holds sign "Ascension Be Better"

Leading Catholic health system has cut a quarter of its labor and delivery departments in past decade

Ascension has cut a quarter of its labor and delivery units in the past decade amidst a nationwide rise in pregnancy- and childbirth-related mortality, according to new analysis released today by National Nurses United, the nation’s largest union of registered nurses.

National Nurses United
January 8, 2024

Two nurses standing with North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein holding signs "Staff Up for Safe Patient Care"

Mission Hospital nurses applaud Attorney General Josh Stein for lawsuit against HCA

Registered nurses at Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C., applaud North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein for filing a lawsuit today against HCA for violating the asset purchase agreement it made when it acquired Mission Health in 2019.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
December 14, 2023

Four nurses inside hospital

NNU condemns CDC committee for voting to finalize draft infection control guidance for health care settings

National Nurses United condemns the unanimous vote by the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to finalize a draft of infection control guidelines before giving the public ample time to review the draft or before seeking input from health care workers and patients whose health and safety will be directly impacted by this guidance.

National Nurses United
November 3, 2023

Group of nurses outside holding signs "Nurses Outside = Somethings Wrong Inside"

Saint Louis University Hospital nurses set to hold one-day strike for patient safety and nurse retention

Registered nurses at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., will hold a strike for 24 hours from Sept. 25 to Sept. 26 to protest the administration’s refusal to address RNs’ deep concerns about patient care, safe staffing, and workplace violence.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
September 22, 2023

Group of four nurses outside Saint Louis University Hospital holding signs calling for patient safety

Saint Louis University Hospital nurses overwhelmingly vote to authorize strike

RNs at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., voted yesterday 94 percent in favor of authorizing a strike if the issues nurses have been raising remain unresolved.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
September 2, 2023

Large group of nurses hold signs demanding better treatment of nurses and patients by Ascension

Nurses in Wichita and Austin demand Ascension address dual crises of workplace violence and short staffing

Nurses at Ascension hospitals in Wichita, Kansas and Austin, Texas are demanding that Ascension make contractual commitments to address the dual crises of workplace violence and short staffing, which are threatening patient care at the chain’s hospitals.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
August 30, 2023