On November 14th, members of the OSUNO Board of Directors went before the OSU Board of Trustees. Below are highlights from President-Elect Amy Pompeii's remarks.

  • We recognize that nursing’s absence from the decision-making table is a significant opportunity for us to ensure continued success, and we hope today marks the beginning of rectifying this gap.

  • Adequately addressing complex issues like chronic understaffing and increased workplace violence necessitates investing in the appropriate nursing infrastructure.

  • No employee should have to come to work every shift fearing for their physical safety.
  • As nurses, we feel undervalued and unsupported.
  • On July 7, 2023, Becker’s Hospital Review released an article stating that Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center topped the list of longest ED visit times with a median average of 476 minutes. That is nearly 8 hours that an injured or ill patient is spending in an area of the Medical Center that is complex and difficult to staff at the best of times.
  • We are left without the resources to safely meet the patient care demands and meet the high standards expected at the OSUWMC. 
  • We have had enough and it’s time for change

Click here to read her remarks in their entirety. 

We appreciate everything that you do and your continued support as we fight for better staffing and working conditions for all of us. We all know UNDERSTAFFING = PATIENT CARE CRISIS.  If you’re interested in telling your story to help sound the alarm, please reach out to Amy Pompeii, and we’ll set up time to meet.