Group of four nurses outside hold signs "Staff up for safe care"

Registered Nurses to hold rally Nov. 29 protesting HCA Florida Osceola Hospital scheme to slash birthing services to parents and newborns

The scheme, which includes closing the nursery unit, is officially scheduled to begin Dec. 12, but the hospital started making operational changes in units providing birth care this past summer, including reassigning nurses to the NICU without adequate training.  

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
November 28, 2022


Four RNRN volunteers standing in front of tent

Nurse volunteers provide medical care in wake of Hurricane Ian

Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN), in partnership with International Medical Corps, deployed a team of nurse volunteers to Florida earlier this month to help provide medical assistance in the wake of Hurricane Ian. The RNRN team has returned from their two-week deployment.

RN Response Network
October 18, 2022


Group of five nurses inside Palmetto Hospital

Nurses at Steward Health Care hospitals in South Florida vote resoundingly to ratify new contracts

The new contracts support improvements in patient care and will strengthen each hospitals’ capacity to retain and recruit registered nurses, which is a priority given the staffing crisis at each facility.

Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
October 12, 2022


Nurses outside hold signs criticizing Steward Health's treatment of their patients

RNs at Steward Health’s Florida Medical Center in Lauderdale Lakes to protest proposed shut down of emergency and in-patient services for psychiatric patients

After shutdown patients needing acute psychiatric care will be turned away.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
August 10, 2022


Group of nurses outside givingn thumbs up

Coral Gables Hospital nurses vote to join nation’s largest RN union

Citing a desire for improved staffing and a strengthened voice in patient care protections, registered nurses at Coral Gables Hospital in South Florida voted by 57 percent to join National Nurses Organizing Committee-Florida.

National Nurses Organizing Committee-Florida/National Nurses United
July 29, 2022


Bayfront Health St. Petersburg Hospital

Editorial: Protect Bayfront’s safety net of care

For generations, Bayfront hospital in St. Petersburg has been where poor and uninsured residents regularly turned for quality health care.

Scott Keeler, Tampa Bay Times
January 2, 2018

Sanitation issues continue to hamper Venice Regional Bayfront Health

A series of sewage spills and rodent infestation are just the latest reasons why even some of the doctors who practice at Venice Regional Bayfront Health are raising questions about the facility and its future. The hospital now owned by Community Health Systems (CMS) has it's share of challenges, including the highest rate of hospital associated infections in the State in 2014 to receiving 13 violations of State and Federal regulations from the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) in the hospitals handling of the sewage leak in May OF 2015.

Alix Redmonde / My Suncoast News
September 24, 2015

Lower Keys Medical Center

Hospital Sues Nonprofit Leader

Braddock is among 26 defendants in 2015 brought to small-claims court by Lower Keys Medical Center, which is listed as Key West HMA in court records. Community Health Systems absorbed HMA when it bought the Key West hospital a year ago as part of a $7 billion deal.

Gwen Filosa,
June 19, 2015

Florida nurses holding sign

Florida Nurses Fight to Ban Fracking, Protect the Planet

Several National Nurses Organizing Committee RNs representing Florida's Gulf Coast traveled to the state capital in Tallahassee March 13 to call on their lawmakers to ban fracking. There are currently five bills in Florida’s House and Senate that call for a ban on fracking, but several of the bills have loopholes that will allow big oil to start fracking in the Sunshine State.

National Nurses United
March 11, 2019


Nurses and community members rally for clean water

RNs Fight to Protect Florida’s Drinking Water

National Nurses United RNs are fighting to protect Florida’s drinking water with a ban on all forms of fracking for oil or natural gas in the state.

National Nurses Organizing Committee
February 6, 2019

RNRN deployment, Florida

RNRN Volunteer Nurses Respond to the Call for Medical Relief in Florida

RNRN volunteers on the ground in Florida are providing much needed care in a variety of settings, including special needs and general population shelters as well as pop-up field clinics.

RNRN - Registered Nurse Response Network
October 25, 2018


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