Registered nurses picket Children’s Hospital for better wages, benefits

Published by KOMO on 9/13/16 (Source)

SEATTLE -- Hundreds of registered nurses held an informational picket outside Seattle Children's Hospital on Tuesday to fight for better wages, better benefits and paid family leave. They claim short staffing has forced some patients to get care someplace else.

Shawn and Jessica Krohn placed a sign on their daughter's stroller that read "Seattle Children's Nurses Saved My Life." 18-month-old Adelaide spent seven months at Seattle Children's after being born prematurely at 1 pound, 2 ounces.

"The sign is because nurses not once, not twice, multiple times saved her life during coding events and day-to-day care," Jessica Krohn said. "We feel completely indebted to Children’s and to the nurses for really getting us through that time."