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RNs at 10 HCA Florida Hospitals Approve New Pact

Registered nurses at 10 hospitals along Florida’s Gulf Coast and in Central Florida have overwhelmingly ratified a new three-year collective bargaining agreement that they say includes important improvements in health and safety protections for nurses and patients and other substantial gains.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United,
July 12, 2021

Nurses in Florida with signs "Save Lives: Safe Staffing Now"

RNs at 10 Florida Hospitals Reach Tentative Pact With HCA on New Collective Bargaining Contract

Registered nurses at 10 Central and Gulf Coast Florida hospitals have reached a tentative agreement with HCA on a new collective bargaining contract.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
July 6, 2021

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HCA RNs in Florida and Texas to Hold Public Actions to Voice Alarm on Patient Safety Concerns

Registered nurses at four Florida HCA hospitals and one in Texas will hold socially distanced public actions Monday, June 21 to alert the public to ongoing, persistent problems with safe staffing and growing problems with retention at HCA facilities.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
June 20, 2021

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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, KeyNews.com
June 19, 2015

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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

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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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