Press Release

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance Nurses to Hold Action to Demand Safer Staffing and Allow Frontline RNs to Be Part of Pandemic Task Force

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance Nurses

Registered nurses at Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance are holding an action and media availability to describe current conditions and protesting denying frontline RNs inclusion on the pandemic task force, the task force working on issues related to COVID-19, announced California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, the nation’s largest and fastest-growing nurses union representing 150,000 registered nurses across the country.

RNs should have a seat at the table on the pandemic task force to ensure the safety concerns of nurses are being addressed in real time. We are also concerned with unsafe staffing and lack of break and resource RNs to assist staff. RNs are working long hours and sometimes having to go without breaks, says Maria Vasquez, RN.

Who: Registered nurses and members of California Nurses Association/National Nurses United 
What: RNs to speak out against the hospital denying frontline RNs from participating in the pandemic task force and the need to provide adequate staffing for all units
Where: Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance: 4101 Torrance Blvd Torrance, CA  90503 (Gathering 6 feet apart on public sidewalk in front of hospital on Torrance Blvd.)
When: Wednesday, May 20 at 9:40 a.m.

For interviews available or follow up phone interviews with RNs, contact Denice Martin 818-731-1586 to schedule or coordinate.

If you are interested in sending a camera crew to the action or in learning more about the situation at Providence Little Company Mary Torrance, registered nurses will be available for the press.