A federal court has ordered two West Virginia hospitals to stop blocking a democratic vote by nurses, recognize the nurses' right to join a union and bargain with them for a first collective bargaining agreement. More »
Eye on CHS
Eye on Community Health Systems (CHS) is a watch website dedicated to reporting patient safety concerns on this hospital corporation. CHS has not been respectful to nurses, has routinely overcharged patients, is under investigation for Medicare billing fraud, and has been unwilling to negotiate a contract with nurses.
Community Health Systems shareholders ignored a recommendation from the system's board of directors and passed a proxy access proposal by a 5-1 margin. More »
Thirty-two hospitals located throughout 15 states have agreed to pay the United States a total of more than $28 million to settle allegations that the health care facilities submitted false claims to Medicare for minimally-invasive kyphoplasty procedures, the Justice Department announced today. More »
National Nurse magazine not only covers the activities of National Nurses United but also strives to produce hard-hitting news features and thoughtful analyses about nursing and the real ills plaguing the U.S. healthcare system. You'll find true stories from the front lines of care given by the nation's 2.5 million registered nurses, as well as articles about nursing practice, public health, healthcare policy, and the healthcare industry. Through our reporting, we hope to inspire a movement toward a humane and just healthcare system for all. The magazine is published 10 times per year by NNU, with combined issues in summer and winter. (Online Publication ISSN# 2153-0394) Download »
RNs across the United States are actively working with CNA/NNU to win their own mandated direct-care RN-to-patient staffing ratios. RNs in other countries have also been fighting to win RN-to-patient staffing ratios to improve conditions for their patients. Safe RN-to-patient staffing ratios have been proven to save lives, yet under-staffing is a major issue that RNs struggle with every day. We are ready to change that. Join us! More »