Press Release

Citing an Agreement to Improve Staffing Nurses Postpone Informational Picket Dec. 13 at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital in Grass Valley

Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital

Registered nurses at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital (SNMH) in Grass Valley have postponed the informational picket scheduled for Friday, Dec. 13, California Nurses Association/ National Nurses United announced today.

The goal of the picket was to let the public know that the hospital’s drastic cuts in nursing, and nurses aide staff are eroding the quality of patient care. The picket has been postponed because management has agreed to vital improvements in staffing and outstanding issues are nearing resolution, say nurses.

California Nurses Association (CNA) represents 265 registered nurses at SNMH. CNA is affiliated with National Nurses United, the largest and fastest growing union of registered nurses in the United States with more than 150,000 members. NNU plays a leadership role in safeguarding the health and safety of RNs and their patients and has won landmark legislation in the areas of staffing, safe patient handling, infectious disease and workplace violence prevention.