Some nurses are accusing Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital of not following COVID-19 safety protocols and failing to protect its staff. But nurses who work in units that had patients reassigned may be delayed in returning to work, Kennedy wrote in the letter, obtained by The Journal News/lohud. Education & Training. WHO: Nurses of the New York State Nurses Association at Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital, community and political supporters. They trust and respect us to do just that.". More than 200 nurses at Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital are taking part, walking off the job … At least 200 nurses from Montefiore hospital in New Rochelle walked off the job in a two-day strike as contract negotiations stalled between the New … David Propper covers New Rochelle and the shore towns. New Rochelle was the first COVID-19 hotspot, with New York's positivity rate above 4% statewide. A hospital in Westchester County is facing a nurses strike as a surge in COVID-19 cases continues across the area. They didn’t see us stand in a circle holding hands and praying for our patients every morning. Nurses at the hospital say they have fewer staff members now than they did in March when New Rochelle was the first COVID-19 hotspot in New York. © 2021 www.lohud.com. December 1, 2020 in REAL TALK From AJ Woodson: Six Years Later, Black Westchester… We’re Still Doing It For THE PEOPLE! During the strike many patients at Montefiore New Rochelle were transferred to other hospitals, and units designated for COVID patients closed … Narayan S Naik Md 91 Weyman Ave New Rochelle, NY 10805 Specialties Dr. Narayan S Naik has the following 2 SPECIALTIES Dermatology. Today, Montefiore New Rochelle is taking steps to protect the community because NYSNA leadership has chosen to go on strike during the latest surge of COVID-19. Nurses at Albany Medical Center Hospital also began a 24-hour strike Tuesday over their deadlocked contract negotiations as well as complaints of inadequate coronavirus protocols. Mount Vernon Hospital INTERNSHIP. Nurse David Nightingale said he thought progress was being made until the day before the strike began and that common ground can be found. They filed #UnfairLaborPractice charges and are #ReadyToStrike on Dec 1 and 2 to stop the intimidation. "We want to settle, of course we want to settle," said Santoiemma, who went on strike for the first time after 43 years at the hospital. Nurses say they want the best care for their patients and are ready to pitch in during the strike. A dermatologist is a doctor who has extensive training and knowledge of the skin, scalp, hair and nails and treats conditions that affect those areas. Assemblyman Steve Otis, who represents part of New Rochelle, said that with COVID-19 cases expected to grow, it's urgent that a contract is reached and the distraction of labor strife eliminated. W. Franklyn Richardson Interview Since its founding in 1892, Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital has provided for the diverse … We hope to God we can settle.". Both Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital and its nurses say they want to agree to a new contract, but the path to a deal remains unclear following a two-day nurses strike. Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. After striking Tuesday and Wednesday, nurses said they want to return to work Thursday — and to the bargaining table as soon as possible with Montefiore to hash out a new deal after two years of talks. We choose patients over NYSNA's politics," Crespo said. Nurses are calling for better pay and benefits and more staffing to reduce the number of patients per nurse on medical-surgical floors and in the intensive care unit. Santoiemma bristles at that accusation, saying the real issue is understaffing. "That's what our hope is," Santoiemma said. Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital is a 242-bed, community-based teaching hospital offering primary, acute and emergency care to the residents of southern Westchester. We could not stand out here and let that happen," one nurse said. Update: LoHud reports many Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital nurses say they’re not allowed to go back to work after a two-day strike that they ended Thursday morning. Hospital spokesman Marcos Crespo said they offered raises and other benefit perks, but the union wants to hand out plum assignments. NEW ROCHELLE— The NYSNA nurses of Montefiore New Rochelle will walk out Tuesday, December 1 at 7 a.m. for a two-day strike to stop Montefiore’s intimidation and silencing of their voices. WHAT: Delivery of 10-day notice to strike by RNs to hospital management WHEN: TOMORROW, Thursday, November 19 at 8:30AM WHERE: 75 Glover Johnson Pl. NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (WCBS 880) — From the COVID frontlines to the picket line. A Montefiore spokesperson declined comment Wednesday when asked if a date for negotiations has been set or how optimistic the hospital is about reaching a contract. "At a time when the public rightly applauded our health care workers for their dedication and support for the community and their patients, it is essential that you remain at the bargaining table and bargain in good faith over issues such as patient care, fair wages and benefits. ", In the Nov. 27 letter, Kennedy wrote, "(hospital officials) continue to bargain in good faith with NYSNA and remain committed to reaching an agreement that is fair, reasonable and responsible for all parties.". Let’s get this contract completed.”. The showdown between Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital and its nurses is heating up, with the nurses planning on going on strike tomorrow and … The labor conflict escalated as COVID-19 remerges in Westchester, with hospitalizations rising and part of New Rochelle in a state-imposed yellow zone because of its high rate of cases. Nurses at Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital strike over stalled contract talks amid COVID-19 surge. Nurses are seeking safer working conditions and better staffing levels. Nurses Walk Strike Line from 7AM – 7PM, Concerned about Patient Care Conditions Inside the Hospital. "NYSNA is selfishly putting the community at risk and using COVID-19 as a political football. MONTEFIORE NEW ROCHELLE: With nurses strike looming, hospital starts moving patients One of the nurses, David Nightingale, said a human resources official from the … Yonsei University College of Medicine MEDICAL_SCHOOL. Beginning at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1, nurses at Montefiore New Rochelle officially started striking as the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) demands the hospital hire more nurses and improve safe staffing requirements. Our infection rate for just the testing that was done in the last 24 hours was 5.6% of all the people tested came down positive with COVID virus," Latimer said Monday. “With the Covid-19 crisis still a threat to patients and staff, it is especially important that the nurses who have been there every step of the way are accorded the respect that a finalized contract memorializes," the letter read in part. "I went on to a medical surgical unit and I walked on and it was one to ten, one to ten and one to eleven and then one of the nurses got sick and they ended up being two nurses for 31 patients," she said. In negotiations over the past 18-months we offered NYSNA: Over 7% in wage increases Medical expenses for retired nurses "The number on Sunday's testing was 4.7%, Saturday 5.0%, Friday 5.2% and at the 5% percent ratio we are seeing a significant increase then in the absolute number of cases that we have.". Nurses chanted "Safe staffing saves lives" as they hit the sidewalk. County Executive George Latimer said the number of active cases is now above 6,000. (NYSNA) Files OSHA Complaint Reporting Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital November 27, 2020 in Interviews: Rev. #RespectNewRochelleNurses pic.twitter.com/zd6esfdrQL. NEW ROCHELLE, NY — About 200 nurses walked out of Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital at 7 a.m. Tuesday, beginning a two-day strike over contract negotiations. In an Nov. 27 letter to nurses, Director of Nursing Danielle Kennedy wrote that nurses who work in units that have remained operational during the strike can expect to return to work immediately. By 7:15 am, the number of striking nurses had swelled to cover the entire block in front of the Schaffer Extended Care … Continue reading New Rochelle Nurses on Strike at Montefiore NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- "Today, Montefiore New Rochelle is taking steps to protect the community because NYSNA leadership has chosen to go on strike during the latest surge of COVID-19. Any nurses who are locked out by the hospital could continue to picket, a nurses union representative said. Hundreds of nurses walked out on the job on the first day of a planned two-day strike. NEW ROCHELLE, NY — Patients at Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital are starting to be transferred ahead of a strike by nurses which is set to begin … ON STRIKE, BUT NOT FOR LONG: Nurses at Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital staged a two-day strike beginning Dec. 1 along with their colleagues at Albany Medical Center to make their case for improved wages and better conditions, with an emphasis on hiring more nurses to cope with a shortage that existed even before a second wave of coronavirus cases brought increased numbers of … The hospital remains open during the strike, but some patients might be relocated to other facilities. The strike at Montefiore New Rochelle began at 7 a.m. Tuesday. "We need to make a resolution, this just can't go on like this.". November 29, 2020 in BW News: The NYS Nurses Assoc. "We would not leave them high and dry," another nurse said. As we test we are finding a higher percentage of people that have the coronavirus. The strike would come as COVID-19 cases are once again on the rise, with New York's positivity rate above 4% statewide, the highest since May. EARLY GIFT: NY expected to get 170,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses Dec. 15, HANUKKAH: Where to get gelt, sufganiyot, latkes and more in Westchester, Rockland, FOR SUBSCRIBERS: Nurses strike conjures images of bruising Nyack Hospital action. All rights reserved. Your California Privacy Rights / Privacy Policy. Certifications & Licensure. "It’s terrible, the worst it’s ever been," said nurse Kathy Santoiemma, a 43-year veteran at the hospital. Nurses at Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital have gone on strike to protest for better working conditions. Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital (Google Maps) Montefiore nurses voted to strike for 2-days, starting on Dec. 1 if some of their demands are not … "We don't want to strike, so could there be another strike? NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- "Today, Montefiore New Rochelle is taking steps to protect the community because NYSNA leadership has … Montefiore Statement on NYSNA Strike at Montefiore New Rochelle. Nurses from Montefiore New Rochelle say they are threatening to strike due to inadequate resources to fight rising cases of COVID-19. To prepare for the strike, Montefiore transferred some patients, but the hospital remained opened. Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital, a 242-bed, community-based teaching facility, is part of New York City-based Montefiore Health System. Approximately 200 nurses are expected to strike. NEW ROCHELLE, NY — Dozens of nurses began picketing even before the official start of the New York State Nurses Association job action at Montefiore New Rochelle hospital at 7 a.m. this morning. New Rochelle, NY NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Nurses in Westchester are on strike for a second day. She said the goal of the strike was to get Montefiore's attention, but said nurses have not heard from the hospital since the strike began Tuesday morning. NEW YORK - Nurses at Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital in Westchester County went on strike at 7 a.m. Tuesday over better pay, staffing, and more … Brian Conway, a spokesman for the Greater New York Hospital Association, called the decision to go out on strike "extremely distressing." NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — “Today, Montefiore New Rochelle is taking steps to protect the community because NYSNA leadership has chosen to go on strike during the latest surge of COVID-19. Approximately 200 nurses are expected to strike. Several federal, state and local officials, including Sen. Chuck Schumer and New Rochelle's mayor, have written a letter in support of the nurses and are urging the hospital to get a contract done. We don’t want that heartbreak again," said emergency room nurse Shalon Matthews. Nurse Kathy Santoiemma said she and her colleagues want to return to work at 7 a.m. Thursday "like nothing happened" and start talking with Montefiore officials again. Nurses at Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital spoke out Tuesday, angry that dozens of nurses have not been allowed back to work following a two-day strike … "All nurses will be notified individually to return to work," Kennedy wrote. I don't know, I don't know how to answer that. Reach him at dpropper@lohud.com and follow him on Twitter: dg_props. "The Administration doesn’t understand, because they weren’t there with us and patients during the first COVID wave. The union said 200 nurses are expected to strike. "COVID infections are rising dramatically. The labor conflict escalated as COVID-19 remerges in Westchester, with hospitalizations rising and part of New Rochelle in a state-imposed yellow zone … Like us on Facebook to see similar stories, Kamala Harris' inauguration: 'To say I'm on edge is an understatement', 'Pharmacy of the world' India exports first covid vaccines. Connect with friends faster than ever with the new Facebook app. "We want enough nurses, enough hands on deck for the second wave. Nurses at Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital walked off the job Tuesday morning, staging a two-day strike over stalled contract talks. GA State Medical License 2017 - 2019. Our local coverage is only possible with support from our readers. Montefiore leadership said it has offered a 7% bump in pay over three years, medical expenses for retired nurses, tuition reimbursement of $7,500, health insurance with no employee contribution and funding for the New York State Nurses Association Pension Plan. Kathy Santoiemma, a registered nurse at the hospital says, the staff is concerned about not having enough personal protective equipment and not enough manpower for what is expected to be a new surge in cases. Nurses at Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital walked off the job Tuesday morning, staging a two-day strike over stalled contract talks. But he said Montefiore has refused to acknowledge staffing problems, "the reality in the hospital. Jersey City Medical Center RESIDENCY. We just want to deliver safe patient care to our community. He is affiliated with Montefiore Mount Vernon, Montefiore New Rochelle, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital. Contract talks have been stalled for two years. According to the New York State Nurses Association, nurse staffing levels at the hospital have reached one nurse for every nine patients or more on the medical/surgery floors, and one nurse to three patients at the ICU. "We want to see the best services provided for patients at New Rochelle hospital and that is best done by the parties coming together and finding a common ground for an agreement," said Otis. The NYSNA nurses of Montefiore New Rochelle, New York, walk out for a two-day strike. The nurses union is seeking the hiring of more nurses, increased staffing and improving pay and benefits. Montefiore New Rochelle nurses are ready to do #WhateverItTakes to protect patient safety before the 2nd #COVID surge. The first day of the strike began Tuesday outside the hospital. COVID-19 hospitalizations in Westchester County have doubled in just two weeks, reaching levels not seen since late May. The hospital has said it faces financial difficulties compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic. Show full articles without "Continue Reading" button for {0} hours. But Montefiore has not responded to questions about the nurses' complaints of staff shortages. 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