A 2018 hospital safety report conducted by The Leapfrog Group shows New York hospital safety rankings are among the worst in the nation—a direct result of unsafe nurse-to-patient standards.
Support for Safe Staffing
85% of New Yorkers support Safe Staffing Legislation.
Support for Safe Staffing Legislationhas never been stronger or louder. Safe Staffing calls on hospitals to maintain a responsible ratio of nurses to patients – ensuring better care and saving lives.
Myths vs. Facts
Support for Safe Staffing Legislation has never been stronger or louder.
Safe Staffing calls on hospitals to maintain a responsible ratio of nurses to patients – ensuring better care and saving lives.
Success in California
In 2004, California became the first state to implement statewide minimum nurse-to-patient staffing requirements.
Prior to the adoption of these standards, the hospital industry argued that the legislation would close hospitals, damage them financially, gut support staff—all without improving patient outcomes. This wasn't the case.
Infographic: Protests of Assignment
Patients in Need. Not enough nurses. It’s putting New Yorkers at risk.
In 2016, New York nurses submitted more than 27,330 Protests of Assignment (POAs) to their hospitals due to unsafe staffing levels.
Report: Safe Staffing in Hospitals
Improved Outcomes for Patients, Nurses and Hospitals
A safe staffing ratio of nurses to patients is critical to ensuring every patient is properly cared for.
Economic Analysis of the Safe Staffing for Quality Care Act
A Look at the Economic Impact of a Safe Staffing Law
Evidence proves that safe staffing is a cost effective way to improve patient care, leading to savings for hospitals, nursing homes, and the healthcare system as a whole.