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Nurses outside Blake Medical Center

Blake Medical Center RNs Protest Unsafe Protections as COVID-19 Surges

With cases of the coronavirus pandemic surging across the state, Registered Nurses at HCA’s Blake Medical Center in Bradenton, FL will protest Friday to voice alarm at what they call unsafe protections for registered nurses, other health care workers and patients.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
July 2, 2020
nurse holding sign

RNs at 15 HCA Hospitals Plan Protest Over Demand for Layoffs, Pay Cuts

Registered nurses at 15 HCA hospitals in six states will participate in actions Thursday and Friday to protest demands by the nation’s largest hospital chain for widespread layoffs and economic cuts that nurses say will also put patients in danger.

National Nurses United
May 26, 2020
Nurse holding social distancing rally for better workplace protections

Gulf Coast nurses to join 139 nationwide ‘May Day’ actions demanding COVID-19 protections for nurses, health care workers

Gulf Coast area nurses will be marking Friday, May 1—International Workers Day, also known as “May Day”—with shift change actions calling for optimal COVID-19 protections.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
April 30, 2020
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
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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