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Letter: Nanes Will Stand for Healthcare Workers and Patients

on September 05, 2018 4:30 AM

As a union nurse in Pennsylvania and a mother of children with advanced healthcare needs, I have seen first-hand the difficulties facing access to healthcare in our region. I have sat with state Senate candidate Ezra Nanes and talked frankly about the problems facing healthcare, sharing my own personal experiences with my children, and the experiences I have heard from nurses all over the commonwealth. He listened, he heard, he acknowledged the issues.

Nurses in Pennsylvania are assigned more patients than they can properly care for, leaving nurses to prioritize care for patients. Nurses and supporting staff are often overworked and under-supported. Patients deserve to be cared for like your own family. Nurses deserve the support, respect, and dignity owed to our profession and our patients.

Healthcare suffers when healthcare facilities look to profits before patient care. We cannot continue to allow medical treatment to be driven by profit margins.

Ezra will protect patients by protecting our healthcare workers. He will fight for safe staffing ratios that save patients’ lives. Ezra will work to expand access to healthcare. He will stand for fair wages for nurses and healthcare workers and will work to improve the lives of healthcare workers in Pennsylvania. Lastly, Ezra will fight to protect our collective voices as we fight for the needs of our profession.

Join me in voting for Ezra Nanes for state Senate in November. He is the right choice for Central Pennsylvania!

Denelle Weller, RN

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