Florida Medical Center nurses will hold an information picket to ensure staff safety, patient health and safety

Registered nurses at Steward Florida Medical Center in Lauderdale Lakes, Fla., will hold an information picket on July 29 to protest management’s refusal to address RN concerns about staff safety and health and safety standards. safety, the National Nurses United/NNOC (NNOC/NNU) announced today. Florida Medical Center nurses informed their employer on July 18 that they would be holding an information picket.

“Our patients deserve the best, and as nurses we are both patient care experts and patient advocates,” said Ruth Evans, RN on the psychiatric unit. from Florida Medical Center. “When Steward took over our hospital, we hoped they would deliver on their promises to improve patient care. But, instead, we are understaffed and have seen standards of patient care erode as they seem more eager to squeeze money from our facility than care for our patients.

Nurses at Florida Medical Center have been in negotiations since March 2022 for a new contract with little to no movement on key issues. RNs urge management to invest in nurses and accept a contract that includes:

  • Safe Staffing Standards
  • Top health and safety standards
  • Better recruitment and retention of nurses.
  • Who: Registered Nurses at Florida Medical Center
  • What: Information picket for patient health and safety and safe staffing
  • When: Friday, July 29, 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
  • Where: Florida Medical Center, 5000 W. Oakland Park Blvd., on the sidewalk at Northwest 49th Avenue near the rear/ER parking lot

“Steward should be focused on building his relationship with our community, not profiting from our facility,” said Tania Wilson, a registered nurse in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. “Instead of making improvements, they are just breaking promises to nurses, our patients and our community. That’s why we’re taking action with this information picket, to let the public know what’s going on.

Florida Medical Center is a campus of North Shore Medical Center, a Steward Family Hospital.

NNOC/NNU represents more than 400 nurses at Florida Medical Center.

The National Nurses Organizing Committee is affiliated with National Nurses United, the largest and fastest growing union and professional association of registered nurses in the United States, with more than 175,000 members nationwide. country.