Nurses to picket Oak Hill Hospital over staffing concerns

Tony Marrero, Saint Petersburg Times, September 22, 2011 Brooksville - On more than 200 occasions since last December, registered nurses at Oak Hill Hospital have worked assigned shifts essentially under protest. In most cases, the nurses feared that a high patient load would compromise their ability to give proper care. Nurses cannot refuse an assignment but can document their concerns by filing an official objection form with hospital management. In the last nine months, Oak Hill's registered nurses have filed 209 such forms, said Sheila Carter, a labor representative for Oak Hill's registered nurses union. ... Nurses