Category: ONA PR

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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Ohio Nurses Celebrate Passage of House Bill 144 from House

Bill addresses safe patient care, would make Ohio 19th state to outlaw mandatory overtime for nurses COLUMBUS – – Ohio nurses applaud the passage House Bill 144, sponsored by Representative Don Manning (R-New Middletown), from the Ohio’s House of Representatives. House Bill 144 aims to make Ohio the 19th state to outlaw nurse mandatory overtime – a potentially dangerous practice …

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Ohio Nurses Association Applauds Passage of House Bill 144 From Committee

Ohio Nurses Association Applauds Passage of House Bill 144 From Committee Bill addresses safe patient care, would make Ohio 19th state to outlaw mandatory overtime for nurses COLUMBUS – Ohio nurses enthusiastically applaud the passage House Bill 144 sponsored by Representative Don Manning (R-New Middletown). Once passed by the general assembly, House Bill 144 will make Ohio the 19th state …

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Arbitration Victory at Ashtabula County Medical Center! Weekends No Longer “Blacked Out” for Vacations for ED RNs!

In the spring of 2018, some of the Emergency Department RNs at ACMC were surprised to learn their vacation requests were denied because their time off requests overlapped their “weekend to work.” The nurses requesting vacation time off spoke with their immediate supervisor who assured them their vacation requests would be “worked out.” The supervisor …

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Ohio Auditor of State Keith Faber Submitted a Letter of Support for House Bill 144

Earlier this summer, the Auditor of State conducted a performance audit on the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OMHAS), and in particular, a review of nursing staff levels at Ohio’s 6 regional psychiatric hospitals. According to State Auditor Keith Faber, the auditors in the state of Ohio determined “that by adjusting the …

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Cincinnati Nurses to Picket in Response to UC Medical Center’s Union Attacks

MEDIA ADVISORY Cincinnati Nurses to Picket in Response to UC Medical Center’s Union Attacks Nurses fed up with grievance delays, medical center’s dishonesty WHAT: The 1,700 nurses of the Registered Nurses Association of the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, a local of the Ohio Nurses Association, and public allies will hold an informational picket in …

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