Press Release

Nurses Hold Pickets at Tenet Hospitals in Arizona, California, and Florida Nurses Rally in El Paso, Texas

Nurses picketing

RNs Urge Management to Invest in RN Staff and Patient Care

Registered nurses at 12 Tenet hospitals in Arizona, California, and Florida, will hold informational pickets May 28, urging management to invest in nursing staff. This will improve the recruitment and retention of experienced RNs, and ensure optimal patient care, say nurses. Nurses from two Tenet hospitals in El Paso, Texas will also hold a rally.
“We’re holding informational pickets because we are committed to advocating for our patients,” said Laura Bruce, an RN who works in the ICU at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, California. “We know that when the hospital invests in the nursing staff, we can provide our patients with optimal care.”

Picket locations and schedules:


Tucson: St. Joseph’s Hospital, 6:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
350 N. Wilmot Road, Tucson, Ariz.
Contact: Sara Castle, 520-272-9011
Tucson: St. Mary’s Hospital, 6:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
W. St. Mary’s Road, Tucson, Ariz.
Contact: Sara Castle, 520-272-9011


Hialeah: Palmetto General Hospital, 6:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
2001 W. 68th Street, Hialeah
Contact: Moody Duff, 813-579-7801
Lauderdale Lakes: Florida Medical Center7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
5000 West Oakland Park Blvd, Lauderdale Lakes
Moody Duff, 813-579-7801


Joshua Tree: Hi-Desert Medical Center, 6 a.m-8:30 a.m.
6601 White Feather Rd, Joshua Tree
Contact: Steve Matthews, 747-215-4243   
Los Alamitos: Los Alamitos Medical Center, 7 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
3751 Katella Ave., Los Alamitos
Contact: Erik Macatuno, 562-577-4668
Modesto: Doctors Medical Center of Modesto, 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
1441 Florida Avenue, Modesto
Contact: Cheli Guzman, 510-457-5117
Palm Springs: Desert Regional Medical Center, 5:30 a.m.–8:30 a.m.
1150 North Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs
Contact: Steve Matthews, 747-215-4243   
San Luis Obispo: Sierra Vista Regional Med Center, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
1010 Murray Avenue, San Luis Obispo
Contact: Tom Dunne, 510-219-9615
San Ramon: San Ramon Regional Medical Center, 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.   
6001 Norris Canyon Rd, San Ramon
Contact: Phuong Tran, 408-896-4170.
Templeton: Twin Cities Community Hospital, 11:00 a.m – 1:00 p.m.    
1100 Las Tablas Rd, Templeton
Contact: Tom Dunne, 510-219-9615
Turlock: Emanuel Medical Center, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.   
825 Delbon Ave, Turlock
Contact: Cheli Guzman, 510-457-5117


Nurses from Tenet-affiliated Hospitals of Providence, Sierra and Memorial Campuses in El Paso, Texas have also scheduled a rally for optimal patient care on Tuesday, May 28, 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at San Jacinto Plaza, 114 N. Mills Street, El Paso. Contact: Arianne Rodriguez 915-301-2461
California Nurses Association /National Nurses Organizing Committee (CNA/NNOC) represents more than 6200 nurses at Tenet facilities across the United States and is affiliated with National Nurses United, the largest and fastest growing union of registered nurses in the United States with 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.