Nurses to picket amid concerns about Allina’s proposed nursing staff reductions and recent closures
(St. Paul) – October 25, 2023 – Tomorrow, Thursday, October 26, 2023, nurses with the Minnesota Nurses Association will provide media availability during their informational picket outside Abbott Northwestern, Mercy, and United hospitals. In addition, they will hold a press conference at the United picket line at 2 p.m. with Allina nurses, labor leaders and elected officials. They are speaking out as Allina continues to close services essential to local communities and ignore nurses’ concerns about the outcomes of Allina’s current benchmarking plans.
These profit-driven decisions deny nurses and patients the resources needed to ensure safe staffing and quality patient care at the bedside, betraying Allina’s promise to serve the communities in which they operate as a nonprofit entity.
Details on tomorrow’s press conference and media availability are included below
ALLINA HOSPITALS NURSES INFORMATIONAL PICKET PRESS CONFERENCE
When: Thursday, October 26, 2023, 2 p.m.
Where: United Hospital, north side of Grand Ave. and west side of Smith Ave. between the main entrances
Who: Allina nurses, labor leaders, and elected officials concerned about benchmarking and staffing in Allina hospitals
ALLINA HOSPITALS NURSES INFORMATIONAL PICKET MEDIA AVAILABILITY
When: Thursday, October 26, 2023, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Allina Hospitals in the Twin Cities Metro –
Abbott Northwestern, E 28th St., between Chicago & 10th and Chicago between 28th & 27th Mercy, Coon Rapids Blvd. NW, between Dakotah St. and Blackfoot St. NW United, north side of Grand Ave. and west side of Smith Ave. between the main entrances
Who: Allina nurses concerned about benchmarking and staffing in their hospitals