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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 »

Nurses to Testify Against For-Profit Takeover of Dialysis Services

Nurses to Testify Against For-Profit Takeover of Dialysis Services

Registered Nurses, members of the Maine State Nurses Association and National Nurses Organizing Committee /National Nurses United -- the largest union and professional association of registered nurses in the country, with 175,000 members -- will hold a press conference in front of Spectacular Events in Bangor on Tuesday, July 10 at 9:30 am, to call attention to the proposed sale of Eastern Maine Medical Center’s dialysis services to DaVita Inc., the nation’s largest for-profit dialysis provider. —Maine Nurses Press Release, 07/09/12 More »

CA Nurses Healthcare Tour in Glendale Monday with Screenings and Town Hall, in the Post Court Era

CA Nurses Healthcare Tour in Glendale Monday with Screenings and Town Hall, in the Post Court Era

Local 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, 07/09/12 More »

CA Nurses Healthcare Tour in San Luis Obispo Friday With Screenings and Town Hall

CA Nurses Healthcare Tour in San Luis Obispo Friday With Screenings and Town Hall

Local stats show dire need for healthcare overhaul—20.1% of adults uninsured, 8.7% of adults unable to see a doctor due to cost —CNA Press Release, 07/05/12 More »

CA Nurses Healthcare Tour in Santa Cruz Thursday With Screenings and Town Hall

CA Nurses Healthcare Tour in Santa Cruz Thursday With Screenings and Town Hall

Local stats show dire need for healthcare overhaul—21.3% of adults uninsured, 13% of adults unable to see a doctor due to cost More »

CA Nurses Healthcare Tour in San Francisco Wednesday, in the Post Court Era

CA Nurses Healthcare Tour in San Francisco Wednesday, in the Post Court Era

Local stats show dire need for healthcare overhaul—16.4% of adults uninsured, 11% of adults unable to see a doctor due to cost More »

3,500 Bay Area Sutter Nurses to Strike Tuesday

3,500 Bay Area Sutter Nurses to Strike Tuesday

Registered nurses at seven Alameda and San Mateo county hospitals operated by the Sutter corporation will begin a one-day strike Tuesday morning, once again protesting a long list of concession demands that they say would undermine patient care protections as well as health and living standards for the RNs. The strike will affect 3,500 RNs and also several hundred respiratory, X-ray, and other technicians. More »

CA Nurses Healthcare Tour in Oakland Tuesday with Screenings and Town Hall, in the Post Court Era

CA Nurses Healthcare Tour in Oakland Tuesday with Screenings and Town Hall, in the Post Court Era

Local stats show dire need for healthcare overhaul—17.6% of adults uninsured, 17% of adults unable to see a doctor due to cost More »

CA Nurses Healthcare Tour in San Jose Monday with Screenings and Town Hall, in the Post Court Era

CA Nurses Healthcare Tour in San Jose Monday with Screenings and Town Hall, in the Post Court Era

Local stats show dire need for healthcare overhaul—17% of adults uninsured, 10% of adults unable to see a doctor due to cost More »

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