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Sacramento Nurse Heads to the Philippines Part of National Nurses’ Ongoing Typhoon Relief Effort

Sacramento Nurse Heads to the Philippines Part of National Nurses’ Ongoing Typhoon Relief Effort

Part of National Nurses' Ongoing Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda Relief Effort. While many are settling back into regular routines after the holiday break, registered nurse Diane McClure, an RN at Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center in Sacramento, CA is starting the new year by traveling to the Philippines to provide medical support for those who continue to be affected by the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. —California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, 01/13/14 More »

Nevada Ranks 4th in Nation in High Hospital Charges

Nevada Ranks 4th in Nation in High Hospital Charges

New data released by the nation’s largest nurses’ organization reveals that Nevada hospitals are among the most costly in the nation, helping fuel a growing scandal of high hospital charges and costs. Nevada ranks fourth nationally in how high it sets its charges over its costs, with a statewide average charge of 448 percent as a percent of total costs. In other words, the average Nevada hospital charges $448 for every $100 of its total costs. That’s well above the national average of 331 percent. —National Nurses United / IHSP, 01/13/14 More »

Candle Light Vigil MONDAY 5:30 p.m. as New Cuts Go into Effect

Candle Light Vigil MONDAY 5:30 p.m. as New Cuts Go into Effect

ORLANDO--In the critical care nursery at WPH, where more than half of the RNs filled out the survey, 80 percent of RNs indicated that staffing is never or at best sometimes adequate, and 73 percent said that patients are sicker. —National Nurses Organizing Committee, 01/13/14 More »

Austin Nurse Headed to the Philippines

Austin Nurse Headed to the Philippines

While many are settling back into regular routines after the holiday break, David Abeles an RNat Arise Medical Center in Austin, Texas, is starting the new year by traveling to the Philippines where he will provide medical support for those who continue to be affected by the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. More »

National Nurses Group Kicks Off New Year with Fifth Deployment of Volunteers to Philippines

National Nurses Group Kicks Off New Year with Fifth Deployment of Volunteers to Philippines

While many are settling back into regular routines after the holiday break, a group of registered nurses from across the country are starting the new year by preparing for their deployment to the Philippines where they will provide medical support for those who continue to be affected by the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. —RNRN / NNU, 01/10/14 More »

Nurses to Protest Sutter Alta Bates Summit’s Latest Cuts

Nurses to Protest Sutter Alta Bates Summit’s Latest Cuts

Care Austerity Contrasted with Big Exec Pay Increases. Registered Nurses will picket Alta Bates Summit Medical Center’s Berkeley hospital on Wednesday, January 15 to protest Sutter corporation’s latest announced cuts of patient services and nurses and other caregivers. —California Nurses Association, 01/09/14 More »

Alarming New Data – Some Hospitals Set Charges at More Than 10 Times their Costs

Alarming New Data – Some Hospitals Set Charges at More Than 10 Times their Costs

California Hospitals on Average Third Highest in U.S. With growing national attention to hospital pricing practices, new data released by the nation’s largest nurses organization today showed that hospital charges continue to skyrocket with some U.S. hospitals charging more than ten times their cost – nearly $1,200 for every $100 of their total costs. —California Nurses Association, 01/06/14 More »

New Data – Some Hospitals Set Charges at 10 Times their Costs

New Data – Some Hospitals Set Charges at 10 Times their Costs

Nurses Warn of Ongoing Harm for Patients Needing Care. With growing national attention to hospital pricing practices, new data released by the nation’s largest nurses organization today showed that hospital charges continue to skyrocket with some U.S. hospitals charging more than ten times their cost – nearly $1,200 for every $100 of their total costs. —National Nurses United, 01/06/14 More »

USC Nurses Approve New Pact

USC Nurses Approve New Pact

Registered nurses at Keck Hospital of USC and Norris Cancer Hospital rang in the New Year with a new three-year collective bargaining agreement on Wednesday, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today. The new pact, which expires at the end of April 2017, and covers 800 RNs protects the health coverage for their families, wins improvements in patient care and nurses standards, and provides for important economic gains. Nurses voted to accept the contract last Friday. —California Nurses Association, 01/03/14 More »

Naples, Fl. Press Conference at HMA Shareholders Meeting January 8

Naples, Fl. Press Conference at HMA Shareholders Meeting January 8

Registered nurses from around the U.S. will hold a press conference Wednesday, January 8 in Naples, Fl. before a vote by shareholders of the Health Management Associates chain, challenging a buyout of HMA by Community Health Systems that would create a massive hospital monopoly they say would threaten patient access and quality of care. —NNOC / CNA, 01/02/14 More »

RN Disaster Relief Volunteers Home for the Holidays

RN Disaster Relief Volunteers Home for the Holidays

As Next Delegation Set to Deploy to Philippines. The latest group of registered nurse volunteers, who have been at working providing medical care to survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, return tonight and Saturday. But the disaster relief program established by National Nurses United is far from over – another group is already in formation with plans to head to the Philippines in early January. —RNRN/NNU, 12/20/13 More »

500 RNs March on Kaiser Permanente Headquarters Say ‘Don’t Be Reason for Unsafe Holiday Season’

500 RNs March on Kaiser Permanente Headquarters Say ‘Don’t Be Reason for Unsafe Holiday Season’

Nurses Protest Closures, Cuts in Hospital Care. More than 500 registered nurses from Kaiser facilities throughout Northern California, joined by patients, other hospital workers, and community supporters, marched on Kaiser Permanente’s Oakland, Ca. headquarters with a call to on the HMO giant to stop the reductions in hospital care. Singing holiday-themed carols – “Kaiser better watch out, better not cut, better not reduce our RN staff, the California nurses are in town,” and echoing chants like, “we want justice for our patients,” the RNs stepped up what has been a fall campaign of protest. —California Nurses Association, 12/19/13 More »

Nurses to HMO Giant Kaiser: Nurses and Patients Shall Not Be Scrooged!

Nurses to HMO Giant Kaiser: Nurses and Patients Shall Not Be Scrooged!

Nurses Celebrate Holidays with Protest at HMO Kaiser Headquarters. Registered Nurses from Kaiser facilities throughout Northern California will gather in downtown Oakland Thursday to celebrate the holiday season with a protest rally outside Kaiser Headquarters. The celebration begins with with caroling and a toy and food drive at the headquarters of the California Nurses Association, followed by a march to Kaiser Headquarters for a protest rally. —California Nurses Association, 12/18/13 More »

California Pacific, San Francisco, RNs Say ‘Yes’ to CNA

California Pacific, San Francisco, RNs Say ‘Yes’ to CNA

Resisting a heavy-handed pressure campaign by their employer and frontline managers, registered nurses at California Pacific Medical Center’s Pacific campus, Sutter Health’s largest hospital in San Francisco, have voted to join the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United. —California Nurses Association, 12/16/13 More »

Nurses Again #1 in Honesty, Ethics, 14 of 15 Years in Gallup Poll

Nurses Again #1 in Honesty, Ethics, 14 of 15 Years in Gallup Poll

In what has become a holiday tradition, nurses are once again viewed as the most trusted profession in the U.S., according to an annual Gallup survey conducted December 5 to 8. —National Nurses United, 12/16/13 More »

Florida RN Returns Saturday from Philippines Disaster Relief Mission

Florida RN Returns Saturday from Philippines Disaster Relief Mission

Girlie Garnada, a registered nurse from New Port Richey, FL, will return Saturday night from a two week medical relief mission to the Philippines. Garnada joined RNs from Washington, DC, Massachusetts, Michigan, and other locales on the third team of volunteers deployed by the National Nurses United's Registered Nurse Response Network relief effort on the northern end of the island of Panay, which was in the direct path of Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. —RNRN/NNU, 12/13/13 More »

Two Northern California RNs Return from Disaster Relief Mission to Philippines as NNU Effort Goes On

Two Northern California RNs Return from Disaster Relief Mission to Philippines as NNU Effort Goes On

Two Northern California registered are returning from a medical relief mission to a typhoon-ravaged region of the Philippines, even as more RNs this week left to continue a volunteer effort sponsored by the Registered Nurse Response Network of National Nurses United. Jane Sandoval, an RN community activist who works at St. Luke’s Hospital in San Francisco, returns tonight. Lyn Tirona, a Kaiser Sacramento RN, returned earlier this week. Both spent about two weeks on the ground, mostly on Panay, an island in the direct path of the storm. —California Nurses Association, 12/13/13 More »

Nurses Postpone Dignity Health Protests Friday  as Dignity Requests Talks to Resolve Dispute

Nurses Postpone Dignity Health Protests Friday as Dignity Requests Talks to Resolve Dispute

Candelight rallies planned at Dignity Health hospitals across California and Nevada this Friday to protest a threatened rollback in retirement benefits were put on hold late Wednesday after company officials agreed to meet over any potential changes in the Dignity retiree health plan. —California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, 12/11/13 More »

Nurses Protest Sutter Tracy Community Hospital’s Refusal To Bargain in Good Faith

Nurses Protest Sutter Tracy Community Hospital’s Refusal To Bargain in Good Faith

Registered Nurses at Sutter Tracy Community Hospital (STCH) will hold an informational picket and rally on Thursday to protest management's continued unwillingness to take serious action at the bargaining table. Sutter Tracy RNs held a candlelight vigil two weeks ago to alert the public to conditions in the hospital and to unacceptable positions by management at the bargaining table. —California Nurses Association, 12/11/13 More »

National Nurses Statement on Federal Budget Deal

National Nurses Statement on Federal Budget Deal

National Nurses United, the nation’s largest organization of registered nurses, today expressed dismay and alarm over the federal budget deal announced yesterday, saying it will perpetuate the harmful effects of austerity, especially with so many in Main Street communities continuing to feel the painful effects of the Great Recession caused by Wall Street speculation. More »

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