Category: ONA PR

ONA Executive Statement on Whistleblower Protection for Nurses in Times of Crisis

Situation: The recent COVID-19 pandemic has created crisis level shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other essential supplies. Across the country many healthcare institutions are disciplining nurses for speaking out to media outlets concerning the lack of needed equipment that is putting their health and the health of the patients they serve in jeopardy. …

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Ohio Nurses Association files OSHA Complaints Against Hospitals Across Ohio, Demands OSHA Do Their Job

“On April 28, 2020, five local bargaining units of the Ohio Nurses Association’s union arm filed complaints with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on behalf of thousands of registered nurses whose lives are put at risk every single day because of unenforced COVID-19 guidelines and personal protective equipment (PPE) standards. The complaints were …

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Ohio Nurses Disappointed with Hospitals Refusing to Release Numbers, Talk Safety Concerns

Hospitals should follow the lead of nursing homes and release COVID-19 numbers.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 16, 2020 Molly Homan, Director of Communications Ohio Nurses Association 614-746-9914 | mhoman@ohnurses.org COLUMBUS, Ohio – The ONA is extremely disappointed with hospitals, such as the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, …

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Ohio Nurses Applaud Proactive Measures Taken by State While Also Urging Employers to Utilize Experienced Nurses

The governor signed a bill allowing temporary licensure of recent nursing graduates.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 27, 2020 Molly Homan, Director of Communications Ohio Nurses Association 614-746-9914 | mhoman@ohnurses.org COLUMBUS – The Ohio Nurses Association cites the granting of temporary licensure of new nursing graduates as a necessary proactive measure for when Ohio’s healthcare …

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Unbelievable Heroism

by Brittany Turner, MSN, RN The country, rather the world, is experiencing something unlike anything we have encountered during most of our lifetimes. ‘Pandemic, illness, precautions, PPE, emergency, virus, mortality, shortages, isolation, distancing’ — all of these are words floating in seemingly every news article and communication that comes flooding across our social media, emails, …

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Ohio Nurses Mourn the Passing of Nurse’s Legislator of the Year Representative Don Manning

Ohio Nurses Mourn the Passing of Nursing’s Legislator of the Year Representative Don Manning COLUMBUS – The Ohio Nurses Association (ONA) is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Representative Don Manning, ONA’s Legislator of the Year and sponsor of House Bill 144. “Yesterday, Ohio nurses lost a true ally for our profession. Representative …

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Ohio Nurses Applaud Actions taken by the State Intervening actions are necessary as to not overburden the healthcare system.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 17, 2020 Molly Homan, Director of Communications Ohio Nurses Association 614-746-9914 | mhoman@ohnurses.org   COLUMBUS – The Ohio Nurses Association supports the proactive steps taken by Governor DeWine and Dr. Amy Acton to curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). “Nurse staffing issues plague our healthcare system under normal circumstances. There …

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Ohio Nurses Calling for Five Efforts to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 11, 2020 Molly Homan, Director of Communications Ohio Nurses Association 614-746-9914 | mhoman@ohnurses.org COLUMBUS – The Ohio Nurses Association (ONA) is committed to advocating for patients and for the best clinical environment to deliver care and the COVID-19 outbreak is no exception. The ONA is calling for the removal of barriers …

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