NY nurses rally for 'safe staffing' at hospitals
Hospitals are putting patients at risk by forcing nurses to care for too many people at once, the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) said Saturday. More than 100 NYSNA members marched on the concourse level of Empire State Plaza before rallying at the underground entrance to the state Department of Health (DOH). "We don't have enough nurses to be on each shift, and that causes problems with our patients," said Lisa Blodgett, an emergency department nurse at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady. "How can you give great health care?" Blodgett asked. "How can you take care of your patients when you don't have enough nurses?"
- 'Kafkaesque' Value System Unfairly Penalizes Doctor Pay
- mHealth Tackles Readmissions
- Proton Beam Therapy Poised for Growth in US
- CNO Leads $1M Charge for New Scrubs, Uniforms
- Targeting Self-Insured Populations
- MA an Insurance Proving Ground for Providers
- Some Cancer Hospitals' Quality Data Will Soon Be Public
- 4 Crucial Tactics for Reining in Healthcare Cost
- How Digital Strategy Shapes Patient Engagement at Boston Children's Hospital
- Docs Fret as HHS Addresses Malpractice Reporting 'Loopholes'