Nurses are sounding the alarm:

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OF ShiFtS At RGh weRe unDeRStAFFeD in A SinGLe weEk.

Patients deserve better. Nurses deserve better. Rochester deserves better.

*Data collected by nurses on 219 shifts between September 24 and October 1, 2023. Compared to RGH’s own minimum staffing standards submitted to the NYS Department of Health available here.

Healthcare workers are sounding the alarm because they believe Chip Davis, CEO of Rochester Regional Health, and the Board & Administration of Rochester General Hospital are hurting nurses, patients, and our city by denying safe staffing levels to an essential part of the hospital’s workforce – the nurses who provide patient care.

Nurses at RGH are saying that nearly all units at RGH are frequently severely short staffed. Experienced nurses keep leaving Rochester for better working conditions at other hospitals. 

When hospital management refuses to invest in safer nurse-to-patient ratios, patient care can suffer 1 potentially leading to more preventable falls, higher rates of infection, and longer delays for critical care and medication.
Nurses at RGH are trying to provide excellent care to our community – but as they’re being forced to fight for better working conditions patient safety is falling behind. In fact, the hospital recently got a “D” from a leading safety grading system.2 In a new federal quality report, RGH got only one star, the lowest possible rating.3

Instead of working with nurses to improve patient care, hospital management is resorting to underhanded tactics – including suspending the hard-working nurses who are leading the fight for a union contract that stands up for patients.

While Chip Davis is the highest paid CEO in our region,3 he refuses to fund or negotiate a fair contract for hundreds of RGH nurses who keep Rochester safe.

When did Chip Davis stop caring about our safety? 

Why are RGH executives turning their backs on Rochester?

Listen to what the nurses at Rochester General Hospital have to say:

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