New ER standards could mean more pink slips at NUMC

Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC) is raising its standards for emergency room doctors and says whoever doesnt meet them will be let go.

Hospital officials say they intend to upgrade qualifications and standards for ER doctors. Doctors will soon be required to be residency trained in emergency medicine and board certified. The hospital says the new standards will be put in place in a few months.

The union representing the workers says the plan to upgrade the standards could gut the ER. It also says patients could be put in danger if the doctors are fired.

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