Over the past year, Jackson has hired hundreds of nurses in order to prepare for this day, but we know some areas are still falling short. Now that the deadline is upon us, our union is launching a campaign to monitor nurse assignments and demand management find solutions to reach compliance, as required by our contract.
Sereda White is a clinical pharmacist who has worked at Jackson since 2002. She previously spent more than fourteen years as a pharmacist and manager at Walgreens. Coming to Jackson from that corporate environment was a bit of a culture shock, says White, a high-energy, no-nonsense steward who has never been afraid to speak out whenContinue reading “Steward Stories – Sereda White”
Jasmine Lalanne, RN, BSN, has been a nurse for about fifteen years — twelve of them in the pediatric transplant unit at Holtz Children’s Hospital. Lalanne has proven herself a leader as both nurse and as a steward. She served as chairman of the unit practice council, spearheading a successful campaign to reduce central line infections. “BeingContinue reading “Steward Stories – Jasmine Lalanne”
Donna Bent, RN, is a critical care nurse in the ICU at Jackson North and one of the strongest steward leaders in the facility. The London-born nurse has worked at Jackson since 1998. She began at JMH, but became really active with Local 1991 when she transferred to Jackson North in 2006. “Staffing was horrendous,”Continue reading “Steward Stories – Donna Bent”
Stephanie Ellis, MSW, is a community health counselor at Jackson North Community Mental Health Center. Ellis previously worked at Barry University and Miami Bridge. When she came to Jackson more than ten years ago, she joined Local 1991 in orientation due to some good advice from her mother, who spent 30 years as a clerkContinue reading “Steward Stories – Stephanie Ellis”
Nadine Bazan-Sanchez, RN, has been a nurse at Jackson for 23 years, mostly in the NICU on the main campus. Sanchez originally hails from New York, of Haitian and Jamaican extract. He father worked at Jackson as an interpreter and she entered nursing school there. “I’ve always been a Jackson girl,” she says. The motherContinue reading “Steward Stories — Nadine Bazan-Sanchez”
Esther Cazo, RN, is a nurse in the OR at Jackson South Community Hospital and a steward of the month. A Cuban-American, Cazo was born in New York, but raised in Miami since the age of ten. She got involved in the union about a year ago, largely because her coworkers kept coming to her withContinue reading “Steward Stories – Esther Cazo”
Stewards are the heart of our SEIU Local 1991 family. Below are links to tools you can use and success stories from your fellow stewards.
Hiram Ruberte is an enrollment specialist at Jackson. Born in Puerto Rico, but raised in Miami, he’s been a SEIU Local 1991 member for six years and steward for about a year. What got him active was that he was seen as a leader in his department by his coworkers and they kept pushing him toContinue reading “Steward Stories – Hiram Ruberte”
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