Category: ONA News

Michelle Thoman – June’s Featured Member

Michelle Thoman resides in Cincinnati where she has worked at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center (UCMC) on the specialty surgery floor for 4 years. Michelle belongs to the Registered Nurses Association – the ONA nurses’ union at UCMC – where she serves on the negotiating team. The union is currently amidst contract negotiations with …

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State reps send support for Youngstown nurses

Ohio Representatives Boccieri, Lapore-Hagan and Holmes sent letters in support of members of the Youngstown General Duty Nurses Association (YGDNA) to the leaders of Northside Regional Medical Center and Steward Healthcare, the for-profit owner of Northside based in Boston. The representatives wrote to the healthcare leaders to share their concerns regarding both the ongoing contract …

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June’s Monday with the President

Once a month, ONA President Brian Burger goes LIVE with you – the members – on ONA’s Facebook.  Brian provides the latest ONA news and fields your member questions. Have a question you would like Brian to address? Email him at ONAPresident@ohnurses.org. Then join us live and take part in the discussion!

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Linda Warino, BSN, RN – April’s Featured Member

The newly retired Linda Warino is a 45-year member and staple of the Ohio Nurses Association. Her passionate energy is contagious, and her leadership helped pave the way for many initiatives at all levels – from her workplace to Washington D.C. Linda intentionally sought employment at an ONA-represented facility after graduating Youngstown State University in …

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Trap Doors: Entrances to Secret Places

  by: Michelle McHugh Slater DNP, RN, CNOR   In 2012, then Ohio Governor John R. Kasich formed the Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force to coordinate state efforts to combat human trafficking crimes. Over the past five years, this Task Force of thirteen Ohio governmental agencies has outlined the “building blocks” of their policy program …

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Action Needed: Tell Legislators We Must Protect Our Title of “Nurse”

House Bill 501 aims to change Vet Tech to Vet Nurse.  Tell legislators this is unacceptable – we must protect our title. ONA provided comment and gave opponent testimony yesterday to the House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee about House Bill 501 – a bill that wants to change the title Veterinary Technician to Veterinary …

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Bill to Prohibit Nurse Mandatory Overtime to Receive Proponent Testimony

Bill to Prohibit Nurse Mandatory Overtime to Receive Proponent Testimony   COLUMBUS – Legislation aimed at making Ohio the 19th state to prohibit nurse mandatory overtime will have proponent testimony Wednesday, March 6th at 9:00am. The following interested parties will testify on why nurse fatigue, a consequence of mandatory overtime, poses dangers to patient care: …

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