How to use the #nursecare hashtag to raise awareness of wellness center at the University of Pittsburgh
By Caitlin Brennan | July 13, 2017 12:37pm EDTIt’s not uncommon to see the hashtag #nursescare trending on Twitter in the wake of a new health care announcement.
But for some, #nurserycare has become a rallying cry.
The hashtag was first coined in March after the University at Buffalo, in New York, announced plans to open a new maternity and newborn center, where nurses will be paid by the day, instead of the month, according to the New York Times.
The new health center has been a long time coming.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison opened a maternity center in 2013, and the University Hospital of Philadelphia opened a nursery and child care center in 2016.
But neither facility is a part of the University Health Network (UHN), which oversees hospitals and clinics.
In the past, nurses and medical students at UHN hospitals have protested the lack of paid childcare, and in 2015, UHNs’ executive director of medical education, Dr. Susan J. Koss, resigned in protest.
A year later, UHCN announced a $3 billion funding plan to expand childcare services across the nation, but the new childcare center was not part of that plan.
The UHn health care network also announced a commitment to hire and train 100,000 nurses by 2021.
The UH Network also announced it would provide paid maternity and family care to its nursing staff in 2021, and it announced plans in 2019 to expand the number of care providers it would offer, from five to seven, according the Washington Post.
But while the UH network is promising a big investment, it’s also committed to ensuring that it has a staff to cover its staff and care for patients, according Toomas Cseh, a professor at the American University of Beirut, who is a member of the UHC Network.
So far, the UOHN has invested in a nursing home in Lebanon, a maternity home in Ukraine, a nursing center in India, and an emergency department in Thailand, according CNN.
In a post on Twitter, UOH Network CEO, Dr Karen A. Johnson, said she is committed to the U.S. workforce.
Johnson’s post also said that the UAH Network will not be hiring new employees until 2021.
That means UHCNs new workforce will be staffed by staff from UH nurses and UHC nurses’ spouses, who already have a contract with the network.UH Network is also investing in a health care workforce, including training nurses for the UHB network.
According to Johnson, the new health centers will be able to recruit nurses from all over the world, so they can bring their skills to UHCNS.