Nurse’s Strike Averted at Maimonides, Four Other Hospitals; Mt. Sinai and Montefiore Not Settled

By Hamodia Staff

Maimonides Medical Center at 10th Avenue from 49th Street in Boro Park, Brooklyn, NY. (Jim.henderson)

NEW YORK − A looming strike by nurses at several hospitals has been averted when a tentative agreement was reached between the hospitals and the nurse’s union.

As of 11:30 a.m. Friday morning, the 10-day strike notices announced by the unions have been rescinded for Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York Presbyterian (Columbia and Allen campuses) in Manhattan, Richmond University Medical Center in Staten Island, Flushing Hospital Medical Center in Queens and BronxCare (Concourse and Fulton campuses) in the Bronx when tentative contract agreements have been reached. The contracts must still be ratified by the rank and file members of the nurse’s unions.

Strikes are still possible at several facilities who have not yet come to agreement: Montefiore Medical Center (Moses, Weiler and Westchester Square campuses) int the Bronx and Westchester and Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai Morningside in Manhattan. The strikes have been scheduled for Monday, January 9 beginning 6 a.m.

“The New York State Department of Health has been working closely with our partners in New York City and affected hospitals to minimize the impact of potential New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) strikes and ensure patient health and safety,” the NYS Department of Health said in a statement.

“Governor Hochul and the Department continue to work with all parties toward a fair resolution that will keep New Yorkers and health care workers safe. As these discussions between the union and hospitals continue, the Department is carefully reviewing strike contingency plans to ensure any impacted facilities maintain the delivery of health care services to the community and protect patient health and safety. These steps, some of which have begun, may include moving patients to other hospitals, postponing elective surgery and other measures to ensure adequate emergency and critical care services.”

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