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H+H Nurses: Wrong Time to Skimp On Staffing in Hospital System

Posted 3/12/21

“I work in one of the busiest ERs in the Bronx and I love it, but I want to be able to do right by our patients,” said Kelley Cabrera, a Registered Nurse at Jacobi Hospital, one of the 11 in the NYC Health + Hospitals network. “I want people to realize the consequences of not having enough nurses—we shouldn’t be cutting corners at a time when we’re very dependent on our public hospitals.”

Nurses at NYC H+H have long fought to address safe-staffing issues. Numerous studies have shown that adequate staffing of nurses improves patient outcomes—and that has been made especially clear during the fight against the coronavirus.

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