REMINDER—Town Hall closes on December 24th and December 31st at 12:30 PM. It’s been a policy for decades and it’s part of our contract with employees. We will be closed on December 25th and January 1st.
We are getting some great resumes from residents interested in joining our Health Care Advisory Committee. I will be forwarding this recommendation to them. Would love to know what you think!
Earlier today I met with Greenburgh resident Jayne Cammisa, BSN, RN who is involved with the New York State Nurses Association. She has asked the Greenburgh Town Board (and will be asking other municipalities in Westchester) to pass a resolution supporting NYS legislation to enact the safe staffing for quality care act. The Journal of the American Medical Association recently published research that associated a higher incident of patient deaths with a higher health care worker to patient ratios. According to the Nurses Association research found the odds of patient death increased by 7% for each additional patient the health care worker must care for at one time. The Nurses Association and some State Lawmakers want all acute care facilities and nursing homes to meet standards for appropriate staffing ratios.