Press Release

UCSD Hillcrest Medical Center Nurses to Hold Action at Noon to Demand Protections When Treating Patients With COVID-19

Nurse holding sign for more PPE

To protest the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline health care workers during this COVID-19 pandemic, registered nurses at the University of California San Diego (Hillcrest) are holding an action and media availability during their lunchtime to describe current conditions and the need for more N95 respirators and other protective gear required to safely treat COVID-19 patients, announced California Nurses Association/ National Nurses United, the nation’s largest and fastest-growing nurses union representing 150,000 registered nurses across the country.

  • Who: Dahlia Tayag, CNA Board Member, Michael Kennedy, ICU RN, Deanna Scott, Trauma RN, Shannon Cotton, ICU RN, and other RN members of National Nurses United 
  • What: Action and RN media availability to speak out against lack of PPE and other protections for frontline health care workers 
  • Where: UCSD Medical Center Hillcrest, 200 West Arbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92103 (at main entrance, across from Ace parking lot)
  • When: Friday, 3/27/20, Noon to 12:30pm