Category: ONA PR

Ohio Nurses Association Files Injunction to Stop Closure of Ashtabula Obstetrics Birthing Unit

The civil action filed against Ashtabula County Medical Center cites discrimination against women, violations of the labor agreement with the nurses ASHTABULA, Ohio – The Ohio Nurses Association (ONA) filed a federal civil complaint, including a request for an emergency injunction, against the Ashtabula County Medical Center (ACMC) to prevent the imminent closure of ACMC’s …

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Nurses Express Concern over OB, Skilled Nursing Unit Closures at Ashtabula County Medical Center

Nurses say the closure poses risks for the community.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 24, 2020 Contact: Molly Homan, 614-746-9914, mhoman@ohnurses.org Anne Ransone, 614-975-0485, aransone@ohnurses.org ASHTABULA, Ohio – Nurses at Ashtabula County Medical Center are gravely concerned about the consequences that will result from the Medical Center’s decision to close the obstetrics birthing (OB) unit …

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Senator Rulli Carries Torch for the late Representative Manning, Sponsoring HB 144

Championed by Representative Don Manning, HB 144 would make Ohio the 19th state to prohibit nurse mandatory overtime.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 8, 2020 Molly Homan, Director of Communications Ohio Nurses Association 614-746-9914 | mhoman@ohnurses.org COLUMBUS COLUMBUS – Senator Michael Rulli is carrying on the passionate work of his good friend, Representative Don Manning, …

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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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