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Boston, Mass. (January 17, 2017) - Healthcare workers with 1199SEIU today announced they will host two rallies to highlight the negative impacts that the closing of Kindred-owned nursing homes in Canton and Needham will have on the region.
New York’s healthcare consumers, providers, health plans and workers have grown increasingly anxious about the future since the October 1st Federal budget deadline passed without funding for key healthcare programs. Funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers (FQHCs) expired on September 30. New York is projected to burn through its CHIP reserves in two months. October 1 also saw the implementation of damaging cuts to Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) funding to safety net providers and the expiration of funding for rural hospitals.
Environmental activists, experts and 1199ers joined actor Alec Baldwin the union’s Manhattan headquarters to congratulate NY Governor Andrew Cuomo on reaching an agreement to shut down the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant by 2021.
New York, NY -1199SEIU President George Gresham today released the following statement regarding President Trump’s recent comments about immigration from Africa and the Caribbean:
On Monday, January 8th, nurses and other caregivers braved the cold and held and informational picket in front of Sapphire at Goshen Nursing & Rehab to protest the facility’s decision to lay off 10 of its Registered Nurses and the impact this action could have on quality care for residents.
PURPOSE: This seminar is offered to meet the training requirements of Chapter 544 of the Laws of 1988 that states that all physicians, chiropractors, dentists, registered nurses, podiatrists, optometrists, psychologists and dental hygienists must provide documentation of having completed two hours coursework or training about the identification and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment to obtain or renew a license. The target audience are registered nurses and other licensed professionals who require this training.
PURPOSE: This Educational Activity will build upon the knowledge base of the experienced psychiatric nurses and help them prepare for passing the ANCC Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Certification. It will also serve as a refresher course for those who are currently certified and wish to renew their certification by either contact hours or seating for the examination.
“Today the Trump Administration ruled to strip nearly 200,000 Salvadorans of the protections afforded to them under Temporary Protected Status.
Goshen, NY-This month, Sapphire Nursing & Rehab at Goshen (formerly Elant at Goshen) is planning on laying off 10 of its Registered Nurses. Workers fear that this could lead to short staffing and place an undue burden on Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), which could affect their ability to provide the best quality of care to patients.