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Will California Finally Demand Non-Profit Hospitals Meet Their Obligation on Providing Charity Care?

Will California Finally Demand Non-Profit Hospitals Meet Their Obligation on Providing Charity Care?

California state senators will get their first look Wednesday at this year’s version of legislation that would finally require non-profit hospital giants to live up to their obligation on provision of charity care and community benefit programs in return for the windfall in taxpayer funded revenues they receive in return for their tax exempt status. —California Nurses Association, 04/20/15 More »

Thousands of RNs to Strike 9 California, Illinois Hospitals; Cite Staffing, Patient Care Concerns

Thousands of RNs to Strike 9 California, Illinois Hospitals; Cite Staffing, Patient Care Concerns

More than 6,400 registered nurses will hold either a one or two-day strike April 30 and May 1 at eight California hospitals, as well as at a major Chicago hospital. RNs are calling on hospitals to stop endangering patients by implementing safe staffing levels and taking steps to retain experienced RNs. They are also demanding policies that give RNs a stronger voice in patient care delivery. —National Nurses United, 04/20/15 More »

Olympia Medical Center RNs Speak Out Against Hospital Schedule Changes That Threaten Retention

Olympia Medical Center RNs Speak Out Against Hospital Schedule Changes That Threaten Retention

Registered Nurses at Olympia Medical Center in Los Angeles will gather Monday, April 20 for a candlelight vigil, speaking out against a management demand for unilateral changes in work schedules—in violation of their present contract—that they say could prompt many RNs to leave, depriving patients of access to experienced RNs. —California Nurses Association, 04/17/15 More »

Jackson Park Hospital RNs send years’ worth of unsafe staffing complaints to regulatory agencies

Jackson Park Hospital RNs send years’ worth of unsafe staffing complaints to regulatory agencies

The registered nurses of Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center (JPH), on Chicago’s South Side, are taking a stand for their patients on Thursday, at a press conference announcing that years’ worth of forms documenting unsafe staffing and dangerous patient care conditions—long ignored by administration—will be delivered to the Illinois Department of Public Health and other regulatory agencies. —National Nurses Organizing Committee - Illinois, 04/15/15 More »

RNs Call for Accountability Standards on Non-Profit Hospital Charity Care

RNs Call for Accountability Standards on Non-Profit Hospital Charity Care

Will California finally require non-profit hospital giants to live up to their obligation on provision of charity care and community benefit programs in return for the windfall in taxpayer funded revenues they receive in return for their tax exempt status? —California Nurses Association, 04/14/15 More »

Newton Wellesley Hospital Nurses Plan Informational Picket Thursday, April 16 from 2 – 4:30 p.m.

Newton Wellesley Hospital Nurses Plan Informational Picket Thursday, April 16 from 2 – 4:30 p.m.

The registered nurses of Newton Wellesley Hospital, who are negotiating a new contract with Partners Health Care, will conduct an informational picket outside the Wellesley-based hospital on April 16 from 2 – 4:30 p.m. to protest efforts by Partners to boost its multi-million dollar profits margin by cutting patients access to appropriate nursing care. —Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United, 04/14/15 More »

RNs Call on Sutter to Keep Open Thunder Road, Sole Alameda County Residential Rehab Center for Teens

RNs Call on Sutter to Keep Open Thunder Road, Sole Alameda County Residential Rehab Center for Teens

Registered nurses are calling on the wealthy Sutter corporation to keep open an endangered residential drug and alcohol treatment center in Oakland for teenagers, including those from low income families. —California Nurses Association, 04/13/15 More »

Nurses Call on Sutter to Keep Open Thunder Road Teen Treatment Center

Nurses Call on Sutter to Keep Open Thunder Road Teen Treatment Center

Registered nurses are calling on the wealthy Sutter corporation to keep open an endangered residential drug and alcohol treatment center in Oakland for teenagers, including those from low income families. —California Nurses Association, 04/09/15 More »

Henry Mayo Valencia Vigil Thursday 5 p.m.

Henry Mayo Valencia Vigil Thursday 5 p.m.

Registered nurses at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia will hold a vigil late Thursday afternoon to protest demands by the hospital administration for significant cuts in nurses’ legal rights and the hospital’s delays for talks on a new collective bargaining agreement. More »

California Nurses Join National Day of Action Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

California Nurses Join National Day of Action Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Registered nurses and community activists will hold a vigil and petition California congress members Wednesday, April 8 to highlight the call for a small tax on Wall Street speculation, the Robin Hood Tax, that would help raise the revenue needed to fulfill the goals of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for social and economic justice in our nation. —California Nurses Association, 04/07/15 More »

Vigils at Legislative Offices in 25 Cities - April 8

Vigils at Legislative Offices in 25 Cities - April 8

With Americans marking the 47th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. just days earlier, a broad coalition of registered nurses, organized labor, anti-AIDS advocates, college students, clergy, and other community activists will converge on 25 U.S. cities Wednesday to amplify the call for a Wall Street financial transactions tax to reverse the country’s crippling inequality. —National Nurses United, 04/06/15 More »

Nurses Join Military on Mission to 11 Countries to Provide Humanitarian Aid

Nurses Join Military on Mission to 11 Countries to Provide Humanitarian Aid

Nurse volunteers with Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN), a disaster relief project of National Nurses United and the California Nurses Foundation, will embark this week upon the USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), a Military Sealift Command ship, joining military personnel and health care professionals, engineers and environmental experts for a humanitarian mission that includes mission stops in 11 countries in South America, Central America and the Caribbean. —RN Response Network, 04/03/15 More »

Labor Board Throws Out Sutter Memorial Election Citing Hospital’s Coercion, Trampling of RN Rights

Labor Board Throws Out Sutter Memorial Election Citing Hospital’s Coercion, Trampling of RN Rights

The federal board that oversees labor-management relations has thrown out the flawed union election last June at Sutter Memorial Medical Center in Modesto citing a pattern of coercion and other actions by hospital officials that violated the rights of registered nurses who were considering affiliation with the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United. —California Nurses Association, 04/02/15 More »

Today, 6 p.m.- RNs Form “RN Safety Patrol” to Protect  Co-workers at Dangerous Intersection

Today, 6 p.m.- RNs Form “RN Safety Patrol” to Protect Co-workers at Dangerous Intersection

Registered Nurses at Las Palmas Medical Center are calling on the hospital to protect its employees after several were hit by vehicles while trying to cross the street to get to work from the employee parking lot, according to the National Nurses Organizing Committee-Texas. —National Nurses Organizing Committee , 04/01/15 More »

RNs Rally, Testify at Last Public Hearing. Cal/OSHA Workplace Violence Regulations to be Finalized.

RNs Rally, Testify at Last Public Hearing. Cal/OSHA Workplace Violence Regulations to be Finalized.

On Wed. April 1, registered nurses will rally in front of the Harris State Building, to share personal stories of workplace violence—and to voice continued support for the highest level of protections, as new California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) hospital workplace violence regulations move through their final public hearing. —California Nurses Association, 03/30/15 More »

Norwood Hospital RNs and Supporters to Hold a “Help Nurses Care for the Community” Rally 4/1

Norwood Hospital RNs and Supporters to Hold a “Help Nurses Care for the Community” Rally 4/1

Norwood, Mass. -- The registered nurses working at Norwood Hospital, and supporters will hold a community rally on Wednesday, April 1, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. to call attention to the nurses’ hopes of protecting and advancing patient care at the hospital. The rally will be held at the Aaron Guild Park near the hospital inside Washington, Central and Guild Streets in Norwood. —Massachusetts Nurses Association , 03/30/15 More »

Alpena RNs Unanimously Reject Contract Offer, Demand Quality Care for Their Patients

Alpena RNs Unanimously Reject Contract Offer, Demand Quality Care for Their Patients

Registered nurses from the Alpena Regional Medical Center in Alpena, MI have voted unanimously to reject a recent contract offer from the employer. The nurses are represented by the Michigan Nurses Association, Michigan’s largest organization for frontline nurses. —Ann Sincox, Michigan Nurses Association, 03/27/15 More »

State Fines Sutter/Alta Bates $71K for Willful Failure to Safely Isolate Potential TB Patients

State Fines Sutter/Alta Bates $71K for Willful Failure to Safely Isolate Potential TB Patients

California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) has fined Sutter corporation’s Alta Bates Summit Medical Center $71,275 for willful safety violations for placing two dozen suspected tuberculosis patients in airborne isolation rooms that were inoperable, potentially exposing scores of staff, other patients, and visitors to exposure for TB or other serious infectious diseases. —California Nurses Association, 03/24/15 More »

Rep. Ellison Reintroduces Robin Hood Tax Bill - HR 1464

Rep. Ellison Reintroduces Robin Hood Tax Bill - HR 1464

HR 1464, a bill to establish a small tax on certain Wall Street transactions to raise hundreds of billions of dollars every year to reinvest in American families and communities, and curb casino-style high frequency trading, was reintroduced today by Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN). —Robin Hood Tax On Wall Street, 03/19/15 More »

RNs from Affinity Medical Center to Testify to City Council on Unsafe Patient Care Conditions

RNs from Affinity Medical Center to Testify to City Council on Unsafe Patient Care Conditions

Registered nurses will testify on deteriorating patient care conditions at Affinity Medical Center, at a Massillon City Council meeting Monday night. The RNs are seeking the Council's support in demanding that Affinity Medical Center take immediate steps to improve patient care conditions at the hospital. —National Nurses Organizing Committee , 03/16/15 More »

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