National Nurses United Director RoseAnn DeMoro Named to 100 Most Influential in Healthcare List
One of Just 4 Named Every Year in Healthcare Industry Poll
It’s 14 for 14. On a list dominated by hospital, insurance, pharmaceutical, and other healthcare industry corporations, National Nurses United Executive Director RoseAnn DeMoro has again been named as one of the 100 most influential people in healthcare in the U.S.
RoseAnn DeMoro with Sen. Bernie Sanders
DeMoro is one of only four people, and the only woman, to make the honor roll all 14 years since its inception by Modern Healthcare, a prominent national healthcare industry publication.
Most names on the list are hospital, insurance, pharmaceutical, medical device, health information technology, nursing home, specialty care, and other healthcare industry executives.
“Once again, we are enormously proud of RoseAnn and the inspiring leadership she provides for nurses, healthcare and progressive activists, and other union members across the U.S., and globally. This recognition, year in and year out, is also a tribute to the incredible work and achievements of our organization,” said NNU Co-President Jean Ross, RN.
“With the disproportionate economic and political influence of an increasingly consolidated healthcare industry, it is especially gratifying to see the name of RoseAnn and NNU on this list,” Ross said.
NNU, with 185,000 members who work in hospitals and medical clinics from California to Maine, is the largest U.S. organization of registered nurses.
In the past year, NNU has drawn increasing notice for its pioneering work in speaking out for improved safety standards for nurses, other healthcare workers, and patients in the face of the Ebola epidemic, and its ongoing achievements in negotiating premier collective bargaining agreements for nurses and winning union membership for new nurses from coast to coast.
Most recently NNU has been prominent in the news as the first union to endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders for President, noting, DeMoro pointed out, that his issues “align with nurses from top to bottom.”
Those include Sanders’ advocacy for achieving full healthcare reform by expanding Medicare to cover all Americans, a long-term goal of NNU, as well as his call for action to stem the health effects of the climate crisis and the flawed Trans-Pacific Partnership including its disastrous handouts to the pharmaceutical industry.