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To: Board Members and Senior Leadership at Riverside Hospital
Improve Staffing at Riverside Hospital
We, the undersigned, demand that Riverside Hospital implement nurse-to-patient ratios adequate to meet the needs of the nurses and their patients, as well as implement systems to attract new nurses, retain the nurses currently employed and improve nurses moral.
Why is this important?
Riverside Hospital has systematically and consistently failed to provide adequate staffing on all units leading to patients experiencing delayed or missed care, missed activities and interventions, and delays in admissions. Riverside Hospital has an obligation to its staff and community to provide the best care possible, not the most cost-efficient care possible.
RN morale is at an all-time low and nurse mental and physical health is in jeopardy as they are not able to provide the care that their patients need and deserve. With the current staffing conditions RNs are “triaging” their responsibilities, potentially leading to serious consequences. The current unsafe staffing conditions will only worsen as our colleagues consider retirement or resignation in order to find better staffing and working conditions with other employers.