OCEANSIDE, CA – Nurses at the Tri-City Medical Center protested outside the hospital yesterday about unsafe working conditions and poor management, according to a report by NBC San Diego.
The protests are in response to the leadership of Barbara Vogelsang, the hospital’s Chief Nurse Executive. According to the protesting nurses, she has not provided enough staff for the intensive care unit, has taken away breaks, and has failed to provide her staff with enough necessary resources.
The Tri-City nurses presented a no-confidence vote in her leadership last August. They have already spoken to the hospital’s CEO and to the board regarding the issues at the facility.
The medical center said in a statement that it “values the contributions of every team member. They also said that the safety of patients and staff were “paramount during these unprecedented times,” and that the hospital “continues to meet and exceed all applicable patient safety regulations.”
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