CHA News Article

Hospitals and Nurse Leaders Urge CNA/NNU to Abandon Strike, Not Patients

Today, CHA President/CEO C. Duane Dauner and Patricia McFarland, CEO of the Association of California Nurse Leaders, issued a joint statement calling on members of the California Nurses Association (CNA) and National Nurses United (NNU) to stop their two-day strike that began today.

“The so-called National Day of Action by the California Nurses Association and National Nurses United is a politically motivated effort to exploit public concern about Ebola to promote their own agenda. Their recommendations are not supported by clinical evidence or consistent with medical experts and recognized authorities on infectious diseases, including the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the nation’s four high-level biocontainment unit hospitals,” the statement says. “CNA/NNU’s use of scare tactics and unjustified work disruptions are irresponsible and ignore the genuine preparation efforts that have been conducted and are continuing. We are calling on CNA/NNU to stay on the job, protect – not abandon – patients, and to stop politicizing Ebola.”

CHA also is sponsoring ads in several northern California newspapers and radio stations today on behalf of member hospitals affected by the CNA strike.  To listen to the radio ad, press play in audio player below. A copy of the newspaper ad is attached.

The radio ads will air in Sacramento, San Francisco and Fresno. The newspaper ads will appear in the Sacramento Bee, Fresno Bee, SF Chronicle, Stockton Record and San Jose Mercury News/Bay Area News Group.