New York State Department of Health Provides Update Related to Possible Nurses’ Strikes

Albany, N.Y. (January 7, 2023) - "The New York State Department of Health has been working closely with our partners in New York City and affected hospitals to minimize the impact of potential New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) strikes and ensure patient health and safety.

As of 11:30 a.m. today, 10-day strike notices have been rescinded by nurses at New York Presbyterian (Columbia and Allen campuses), Richmond University Medical Center, Maimonides Medical Center, Flushing Hospital Medical Center and BronxCare (Concourse and Fulton campuses) because tentative contract agreements have been reached. Strikes are still possible at Montefiore Medical Center (Moses, Weiler and Westchester Square campuses) and Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai Morningside on Jan. 9 at 6 a.m.

Governor Hochul and the Department continue to work with all parties toward a fair resolution that will keep New Yorkers and health care workers safe. As these discussions between the union and hospitals continue, the Department is carefully reviewing strike contingency plans to ensure any impacted facilities maintain the delivery of health care services to the community and protect patient health and safety. These steps, some of which have begun, may include moving patients to other hospitals, postponing elective surgery and other measures to ensure adequate emergency and critical care services."