Furloughed Nurses from Upstate Coming Downstate to Help at Understaffed Hospitals

A new program from the New York State Nurses Association is bringing nurses on furlough from upstate hospitals to help at understaffed hospitals in the epicenter of the COVID pandemic. While nursing staff at many New York City hospitals have been pushed to the breaking point, hospitals upstate are cutting staff. Sean Petty, a nurse at Jacobi Hospital in the Bronx, says they are most desperately needed in the smaller community hospitals that treat some of the city’s most vulnerable populations…

So far, more than 120 nurses have volunteered for the Upstate COVID Nurse Corps. The first nurses were deployed this week to a hospital on Staten Island.

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