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Large group of nurses in blue scrubs outside hospital holding signs "HCA Put Patients Over Profits" and calling for improved working conditions

Fawcett Hospital nurses protest HCA contract proposals that endanger patient care

Nurses at Fawcett Hospital in Port Charlotte, Fla., will hold a rally on Monday, July 8, to protest HCA’s failure to address nurses’ grave concerns over chronic short staffing and patient safety during the current contract negotiations.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
July 5, 2024

Large group of nurses outside HCA Florida Largo Hospital holding signs "Hey HCA Put Patients Over Profits" and more.

Nurses will rally in Largo to protest HCA contract proposals that endanger patient care

Nurses from three HCA Florida hospitals will rally at HCA Florida Largo Hospital in Largo, Fla., on Tuesday, July 2, to protest HCA’s failure to seriously address nurses’ concerns in contract negotiations, especially around safe staffing and patient care.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
June 28, 2024

Large group of nurses in blue scrubs outside hospital holding signs "HCA Put Patients Over Profits"

Orlando-area nurses to rally against HCA contract proposals that endanger patient care

Nurses at two HCA Florida hospitals in the Orlando area will hold rallies this week to protest HCA’s failure to seriously address their staffing and nurse retention crises in contract negotiations.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
June 24, 2024

Three Oak Hill RNS holding signs "Staff up for safe care! End crisis care now."

Oak Hill Hospital nurses protest HCA contract proposals that endanger patient care

Nurses at HCA Florida Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville, Fla., will hold a rally on June 19 to protest HCA’s failure to seriously address nurses’ concerns in contract negotiations.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
June 17, 2024

Large group of nurses outside HCA Florida Largo Hospital hold signs calling for safe staffing and other protections

Florida Gulf Coast nurses from eight HCA hospitals to rally as they begin new union contract negotiations

Nurses represented by NNOC/NNU at eight Gulf Coast hospitals in the Tampa, Fla., area will hold three rallies on March 4 as they begin negotiations on a new union contract with HCA, the largest hospital chain in the United States.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
February 29, 2024

Nurses outside hospital picketing, holding signs "Hey HCA, Put Patients Over Profits"

HCA nurses from across the country rally in Florida

In late November, more than 100 registered nurses from HCA facilities across the country held a rally outside of HCA’s West Florida Division Office in Tampa, Fla. Nurses said their protest was intended to send a message to management about nurse unity and solidarity in the face of mismanagement at their hospitals across the country, and it came ahead of a wave of union contract expirations next year.

January 12, 2024

Group of four nurses in front of hospital holding lettter

RNs at three Steward hospitals ratify new pacts

Registered nurses at three Steward Health Care hospitals in South Florida resoundingly voted in favor of ratifying new three-year contracts in October. The new contracts support improvements in patient care and will strengthen each hospital’s capacity to retain and recruit registered nurses, which is a priority given the staffing crisis at each facility.

January 6, 2023

Nurse holds sign "Newborn Safety First"

Nurses condemn closure of nursery unit

Registered nurses at HCA Florida Osceola Hospital in Kissimmee, Fla., held a protest in November and a vigil in December to condemn management’s scheme to drastically slash services to mothers and other patients giving birth, parents, and infants.

January 6, 2023

Three nursews inside hospital hold papers with signatures

Florida nurses vote to unionize

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 in July to join National Nurses Organizing Committee-Florida/National Nurses United.

October 7, 2022