Youngstown General Duty Nurses Association: A Legacy of Dignity, Strength, and Caring, 1966 – 2018
The exhibit chronicles the history of the YGDNA, the first nurses’ union in Ohio and the second in the country from its inception over a wage dispute in 1966 to the hospital’s closing just three years ago. The nurses’ union served as a voice for the registered nurses at the Youngstown Hospital Association, eventually encompassing Northside, Southside and Tod Babies and Children’s Hospital and Beeghly Medical Park. The union worked to improve conditions affecting the quality of patient care as well as welfare issues of wages, benefits, and the work environment. It protected nurses and their ability to advocate for their patients and devote themselves to the highest ethics and standards possible. The nurses in this union forged friendships and created a community which enabled them to bolster each other as they faced stressful situations on a daily basis. The digital component created by Brooke Bobovnyik will be published on our website on October 21. www.youngstownohiosteelmuseum.org
The public is invited to the opening, on Thursday, October 21, 2021 from 6pm – 8pm
--Refreshments and a Short Program-- --RSVP preferred--
--FACE MASKS REQUIRED--
The museum faculty and staff wish to thank YGDNA members for their generous support of this exhibit through donations and sponsorship of an archival intern for the collection.