TUCSON – Nurses at Tenet hospitals are joining forces to raise patient care awareness.
Local registered nurses gathered outside St. Joseph’ Hospital on Tuesday and started picketing at 6:15 a.m. Another informational picket will take place at St. Mary’s Hospital from 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
“According to some well-established research, there is a clear link between RN staffing and good patient outcome,” Justine Rykus, RN at St. Joseph’s said. “So that’s what we’re out here trying to do, trying to get those patient outcomes even better than they already are. And we’re trying to get more nurses to recruit and retain so we can get those patient ratios we’re looking for.”
Reportedly, nurses at 10 other hospitals in California, Florida, and Texas are also demanding management to invest in nursing staff and patient care.