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Nurses Renew Call for Rep. Benishek to Hold Town Halls On Medicare Plan

Nurses Renew Call for Rep. Benishek to Hold Town Halls On Medicare Plan

CHEBOYGAN – As Congress continues its 5-week recess, the Michigan Nurses Association renewed its call today for Congressman Dan Benishek (R-Crystal Falls) to take a break from campaigning and hold public town hall meetings to discuss his votes to end Medicare while giving millionaires additional tax breaks. Michigan Citizen Action and Protect Your Care Michigan joined the nurses in demanding that Benishek, who is in Florida this week for the National Republican Convention, listen to the concerns of his constituents at home. —Michigan Nurses Assoc. Press Release, 08/30/12 More »

Manhattan VA Hospitals Nurses Put Patient Care Issues To Community

Manhattan VA Hospitals Nurses Put Patient Care Issues To Community

Registered nurses at the Manhattan VA Hospital, part of the New York Harbor Healthcare System, are to participate in informational leafleting on Wednesday, August 29, to share with the community details of conditions within the facility that they believe undercut patient care standards. The nurses are members of National Nurses United, the largest union and professional association of registered nurses in the country. —NNU Press Release, 08/29/12 More »

NNU Director RoseAnn DeMoro Named to Top 100 Most Influential Healthcare List for 11th Straight Year

NNU Director RoseAnn DeMoro Named to Top 100 Most Influential Healthcare List for 11th Straight Year

National Nurses United Executive Director RoseAnn DeMoro has won national recognition once again as one of the “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” – the only advocate for nurses or other working people on a list published annually by Modern Healthcare, a prominent national healthcare industry publication. —NNU, 08/27/12 More »

RNs Denounce Sutter’s Devastating Closure of Major Unit for Chronic Severely Ill Patients

RNs Denounce Sutter’s Devastating Closure of Major Unit for Chronic Severely Ill Patients

Registered nurses from throughout the Bay Area will join their Sutter nurse colleagues Thursday in front of Herrick Hospital to protest the large hospital chain’s closure of another vital healthcare service, the pulmonary sub-acute unit (PSAU), the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today. —CNA Press Release, 08/23/12 More »

Children to Hold Lemonade Stand to Fight to Keep Kaiser Hayward’s Pediatrics Unit Open

Children to Hold Lemonade Stand to Fight to Keep Kaiser Hayward’s Pediatrics Unit Open

HAYWARD-Children, parents, and concerned community members along with RNs will be picketing and selling lemonade Wednesday at noon to protest Kaiser Permanente’s plans to close in 2014 the pediatrics unit in Hayward, for children in need of hospitalization, the California Nurses Association/ National Nurses United announced today. Wednesday’s action is part of a growing and heated battle to keep the unit open;in mid-April a spirited protest was attended by more than 400 people. —CNA press release, 08/20/12 More »

Save Our State from the Bungling Billionaires

Save Our State from the Bungling Billionaires

Nurses, Teachers, Scour Yacht Club Tuesday to Expose Secret Wealthy Donors to Anti-Prop. 30 Campaign —CNA press release, 08/20/12 More »

Nurses: Collective Bargaining Keeps Our Patients Safe

Nurses: Collective Bargaining Keeps Our Patients Safe

Citizens should be allowed to vote on protecting the collective bargaining rights that enable nurses to protect patients and negotiate for safe staffing that saves lives, members of Michigan’s largest association of registered nurses said today. —Michigan Nurses Association, 08/16/12 More »

Michigan RNs, patients gain with new contract

Michigan RNs, patients gain with new contract

MUSKEGON – The registered nurses at Mercy Health Partners-Hackley Campus have negotiated a new contract that improves patient-to-nurse staffing and creates a safe environment for nurses and patients. “Nurses know how many patients a nurse cares for at one time makes a difference in how well that patient can be treated,” said Cindra Bringedahl, an RN working in the Endoscopy unit. “Having appropriate staffing means that we will have enough nurses to take care of our patients.” —Michigan Nurses Assoc. Press Release, 08/15/12 More »

New Report: California Non-Profit Hospitals Save Billions While Providing Little Charity Care

New Report: California Non-Profit Hospitals Save Billions While Providing Little Charity Care

Private, not-for-profit hospitals, which dominate the California hospital landscape, rack up tax exemption benefits of close to $2 billion a year beyond what they return to communities in charity care, according to a new report released today. —IHSP: Institute for Health & Socio-Economic Policy, 08/15/12 More »

Sacramento Hearing, Rally Wednesday: What Do Hospitals Provide in Return for Non-Profit Status?

Sacramento Hearing, Rally Wednesday: What Do Hospitals Provide in Return for Non-Profit Status?

Do California not-for-profit hospitals return an equitable benefit to the state and local communities for the huge tax privileges they receive for their nonprofit status? Do they provide sufficient levels of charity care? Are they publicly accountable? Are their actions adequately measurable and transparent? —CNA Press Release, 08/14/12 More »

RNs Oppose Prop. 32

RNs Oppose Prop. 32

Would Erode Voice of Nurses, Further Shift Policy Influence to Corporate Interests. Calling the proposal a “cynical fraud that would silence the voices of nurses and other workers in public policy,” the California Nurses Association today announced it is joining with labor, community, consumer, and good government organizations to oppose Proposition 32 on the state’s November election ballot. —CNA Press Release, 08/14/12 More »

Nation’s Largest Nurses Organization Backs Raul Grijalva

Nation’s Largest Nurses Organization Backs Raul Grijalva

Calling him one of the “premiere advocates for nurses and working people in the U.S. Congress,” National Nurses United, the nation’s largest union and professional association of registered nurses, today announced its endorsement of Rep. Raul Grijalva for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives. —CNA Press Release, 08/14/12 More »

Sacramento Hearing, Rally to Shine Spotlight - Aug. 15th

Sacramento Hearing, Rally to Shine Spotlight - Aug. 15th

Do California not-for-profit hospitals return an equitable benefit to the state and local communities for the huge tax privileges they receive for their non-profit status? Do they provide sufficient levels of charity care? Are they publicly accountable? Are their actions adequately measurable and transparent? —CNA Press Release, 08/10/12 More »

Enloe Nurses Cite Gains in Break Relief, Retirement, Compensation in New Contract Agreement

Enloe Nurses Cite Gains in Break Relief, Retirement, Compensation in New Contract Agreement

Registered nurses at Enloe Medical Center have approved a new collective bargaining agreement with the Chico hospital that they say will strengthen patient care standards, increase access to their retirement plans, and improve compensation that will help with retention and recruitment of RNs. —CNA Press Release, 08/08/12 More »

Governor Signs Law to Ban Mandatory Overtime for Nurses

Governor Signs Law to Ban Mandatory Overtime for Nurses

BOSTON, MA - Members of the Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United were at the State House today to witness Governor Deval Patrick’s signing of a new health care cost containment law that includes a ban on the dangerous practice of utilizing mandatory overtime as an alternative to providing safe registered nurse staffing levels in the state’s acute care hospitals. —Massachusetts Nurses Association Press Release, 08/06/12 More »

California Nurses Endorse Prop. 30

California Nurses Endorse Prop. 30

With Gov. Jerry Brown at their side in an Oakland press conference today, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United today announced its official endorsement of Proposition 30 on the state’s November ballot, the Governor’s initiative to address the state’s budget troubles. —CNA Press Release, 08/02/12 More »

Massachusetts Nurses Association Applauds Passage of Ban on Mandatory Overtime

Massachusetts Nurses Association Applauds Passage of Ban on Mandatory Overtime

BOSTON, MA - The Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United applauds the Massachusetts Legislature for its efforts to improve patient care conditions in Massachusetts hospitals by approving a ban on the dangerous practice of utilizing mandatory overtime--forcing nurses to work excessive hours. This measure will protect patients and save money by preventing mistakes, errors and complications resulting from RNs being forced to worked excessive hours. The mandatory overtime ban was included in the much anticipated health care cost containment legislation, which was approved by the House and Senate today. —Massachusetts Nurses Association Press Release, 08/01/12 More »

St. Marys-Corwin RNs Call for Sufficient Food for Patients and Staff

St. Marys-Corwin RNs Call for Sufficient Food for Patients and Staff

Registered nurses are calling on the Centura Office of Compliance and the board of Catholic Health Initiatives, owners of St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center, to remedy problems related to nutrition services at the hospital, the National Nurses Organizing Committee announced today. More »

Mass. Nurses Assoc. Applauds Overrides of Gov’s Vetoes To Save Taunton State Hospital

Mass. Nurses Assoc. Applauds Overrides of Gov’s Vetoes To Save Taunton State Hospital

BOSTON, MA -- Today the Massachusetts Senate cast a unanimous vote to override Governor Deval Patrick's veto of funds necessary to keep Taunton State Hospital open, and voted to override his veto of an independent study on the mental health needs of Commonwealth residents. The senate action follows yesterday’s unanimous override votes by the House of Representatives, thereby ensuring the survival of Taunton State Hospital, with 45 beds, while providing the state with an opportunity (through the independent study) to formulate a plan to address the serious and growing mental health crisis in Massachusetts. —Massachusetts Nurses Press Release, 07/12/12 More »

CA Nurses Highlight Ongoing Healthcare Crisis with Free Health Screenings, Town Hall Meetings

CA Nurses Highlight Ongoing Healthcare Crisis with Free Health Screenings, Town Hall Meetings

County stats show dire need for healthcare overhaul—30% of LA County adults uninsured, 18% of adults unable to see a doctor due to cost —CNA Press Release, 07/11/12 More »

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