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Our efforts summed up in a single hasthtag — #SafeStaffingSavesLives

July 9, 2020


This is what safe staffing looks like:

...and a big part of safe staffing is keeping staff safe!

We need adequate PPE for everyone. HCA hospitals have an alarming rate of COVID-19 infection among staff, including two deaths at RCH. Nurses have known all along that there were airborne risks, and yet many of us were threatened with discipline for wearing masks, bringing our own, asking the community to donate. We also need safe sorting of patients, ensuring that there’s no mixing of infected and non-infected patients—and that includes not having staff attend to both types in one shift. We ask the hospitals to observe the OSHA mandate to notify staff of all possible exposure. Too many of us have had to sound the alarm on unsafe practices at our hospitals during this pandemic. Read more about Nurses speaking out »»»


Speak with a Steward or your Union Rep/Organizer: LOS ROBLES—Corey Clark, (805) 253-2357, RIVERSIDE—Jennifer Sanchez , (626) 437-6976, WEST HILLS—Shamora Freeman, (626) 841-6431,