nurses

INDIANA NASH/GAZETTE REPORTER
Molasses cookies baked by the Nurses Cookie Project for the City Mission, the VA, and other organizations in Schenectady. 
June 18, 2016.

Nurses Cookie Project

By INDIANA NASH Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — The sugary smell of cookies hangs in the air of the kitchen where a group known as the Nurses Cookie Project is gathered to bake, despite the 85 degree weather. “It’s really hot…


Ellis Hospital Registered Nurse Denise D'Avella voices her opinion at a rally at the Hampton Inn on State Street in Schenectady Thursday, August 20, 2015. (Peter Barber/Gazette Photographer)

Nurses praise new deal with Ellis Hospital

BY KYLE ADAMS Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — More than 700 nurses at Ellis Medicine in Schenectady and Bellevue Woman’s Center in Niskayuna now have more control over their work assignments, as well as significant raises, thanks to a contract signed…


Nurses march outside Ellis Hospital in Schenectady on Oct. 8, 2014, to raise awareness in their fight for safe staffing levels and fair contracts that they say protect patient care. (Gazette File Photo)

Ellis nurses to announce plans for one-day strike

BY BETHANY BUMP Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — Ellis Medicine nurses are preparing for a one-day strike in two weeks as contract negotiations with hospital management continue to be fruitless. The nurses and their union will file a 10-day notice to…


Nurses march outside Ellis Hospital in Schenectady on Oct. 8, 2014, to raise awareness in their fight for safe staffing levels and fair contracts that they say protect patient care. (Gazette File Photo)

Union nurses claim patient care suffering

Union says staffing level unsafe BY BETHANY BUMP Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — Their mothers were nurses at Ellis, and so were their grandmothers. Some work alongside their sisters, some their husbands. Many were born there. For Ellis Medicine’s longtime nurses,…