STREAMWOOD, Ill. – State Rep. Fred Crespo, D-Hoffman Estates, was recently honored by the Illinois Nurses Association (INA) for his work to prioritize safety and individualize patient care by ensuring hospitals enforce nurse-patient ratios.
“I am honored to have received this award by such tireless advocates for our medical professionals,” Crespo said. “I’m thankful for the leadership of Alice Johnson, Terence Yee and Doris Carroll. I remain committed to ensuring nurses in Illinois have improved, safe work conditions in order to provide patients the quality care they deserve.”
Crespo was honored with the “Friend of Nursing Award” by the INA. This legislative session, he worked with the INA and National Nurses United on the Safe Patient Limits Act (HB 2604), which would set a maximum number of patient assignments that a registered nurse (RN) in a hospital can get, prioritizing the safety of both patients and nurses. Crespo’s measure passed the House Labor Committee this spring and awaits further action.
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