One nurse manager on Mount Sinai who asked that her name not be released to protect her work, described the conditions over in past two days that she considered dangerous for the patients. She said the managers were told that more temporary mobile nurses will be hired to help lid for striking nurses, but so many of apparently they weren’t show up and that working conditions for those filling in were not sustainable.
Throughout the hospital, nursing supervisors were forced to work as floor nurses, even those who didn’t care directly with the patients for a long time ago, she said. Some don’t know how to use all the equipment so they lean a lot on road nurses who is there, she said, and the road nurses are not familiar with Everybody of in equipment or.
Both hospitals originated in the 19th century.century Jewish philanthropic efforts, and both made dizzying efforts to expand over in past decade. But these are very different institutions.
Mount Sinai, facing Central Park, attracts many patients from both East Harlem and the Upper East Side, but also from somewhere else in in city. More patients have commercial insurance than government- Medicaid-sponsored, which means the hospital pays better for every patient than hospitals in other areas where more patients tend to have lower Medicaid reimbursement.
Ten years ago Mount Sinai merged with Other network of hospitals, including Beth Israel and two campuses of St. Luke Roosevelt appearing as one of largest hospital systems in in city. The strike only affects main Mount Sinai campus.
Montefiore, the largest hospital system in Bronx, tried to stress that it financial situation is very different from those of other hospitals are negotiating with nurses union. Strikes are taking place on three campuses, including the Moses campus, its main site. The number of patients receiving medical care exceeds the number with commercial insurance from two to one. In a statement last week Montefiore Vice President Joe Solmonese noted that system lost $200 million last year while some of major hospital systems are negotiating with nurses union worked profitably.
But Montefiore also extended over in last decade, acquiring several hospitals in Westchester County and the lower Hudson Valley. More recently, job postings in Montefiore indicated that the company plans to open a “medicine concierge” service in the expensive Hudson Yards area. on West side of Manhattan in Search of more the patients with commercial insurance.
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