NYC Hospitals Relocate Sick Babies Ahead Of Looming Nurses Strike

As many as 9,000 New York City nurses at four hospitals are set to go on strike Monday morning.

  • The four hospitals are Mount Sinai, Mount Sinai Morningside, Mount Sinai West and Montefiore.
  • The Mount Sinai Health System has already started diverting most ambulances and transferring babies from its neonatal intensive care units to other hospital systems.
  • Other measures being taken in preparation of the strike include: Cancelling elective surgeries, transferring some patients and discharging as many as possible.
  • Among the unionized nurses requests are better pay and nurse-to-patient ratio.

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