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Local nurses participate in day of action outside a Henderson hospital

Posted at 9:49 AM, Aug 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-05 17:23:53-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Dozens of nurses gathered out St. Rose Hospital in Henderson this morning to participate in a national day of action.

The purpose of the protest is to bring attention to the lack of necessary personal protective equipment and other issues.

The hospital sent the following statement:

"These are unprecedented times in healthcare and we are thankful to be working with the dedicated health care professionals at Siena. Safely providing care is our top priority. We are confident we have the people, equipment, and resources to safely care for all of our patients, including COVID-19 patients.

"We continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 situation and adapt our services and operations as needed, sometimes on a daily basis. Nurses working additional shifts and in critical care areas are compensated with Incentive Pay. We also continue to work with Traveling Nurse agencies to secure available staffing resources to safely cover shifts as needed.

"This is a challenge facing hospitals around the state and the country. We are working across our organization, with community partners, and with local and state health officials to identify additional staffing resources.

"We provide appropriate PPE to every staff member working in our hospitals and have gone to great lengths to ensure we have adequate supplies for all of our staff and clinicians. We continue to follow CDC guidance and guidance from state health agencies to safely protect health care professionals across our entire organization."

Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican Hospitals