Press Release

Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center Nurses to Hold Action at Shift Change to Bring Attention to the Dangerous Conditions Faced by Nurses and Patients

Nurses at shift change action

To speak out about dangerous patient care conditions, which include inadequate provisions of personal protective equipment (PPE), partially due to a locked and inaccessible stockroom, and dangerously low staffing, registered nurses at Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center are holding an action and media availability at 7:45 p.m., April 28, announced National Organizing Committee/National Nurses United, the nation’s largest and fastest-growing nurses’ union representing 150,000 registered nurses across the country. The community served by Jackson Park Hospital is one of the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and current practices put in place by hospital administrators put these vulnerable communities at even greater risk.

Who: Yulonda Clark, RN; Valencia Caldwell, RN; Deborah Jones, RN; other registered nurses and members of the National Organizing Committee/National Nurses United; and other health care workers from Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center
What: Action and RN media availability to speak out against dangerous working conditions that Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center nurses face and the impact on community members
Where: Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center: 7531 S Stony Island, Chicago, IL 60649
When: Tuesday, April 28 at 7:45 p.m.