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Aug 03, 2015, 14:35 ET
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RNs at Nashoba Valley Medical Center to Hold Informational Picket on Aug. 5

The following is being released by Massachusetts Nurses Association: When: Wednesday, Aug. 5, 3:30 - 5 p.m. Where: In front of the...

Jul 20, 2015, 11:47 ET
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Legislative Committee to Hold July 21 Hearing On Bill to Address Epidemic of Workplace Violence Against Health Workers

The following is being release by Massachusetts Nurses Association: WHAT:           The...

Jul 07, 2015, 11:30 ET
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Lahey Health Nurses at Beverly Hospital and Addison Gilbert Hospital Campuses Go Public with Concerns for Patient Safety

Exhausted nurses who work at Lahey Health's Beverly Hospital and Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester are sounding the alarm and taking action to...

Jul 02, 2015, 09:17 ET
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Newton Wellesley Hospital Nurses Vote to Ratify New Contract

The following is being released by the Massachusetts Nurses Association: The nurses of Newton Wellesley Hospital voted yesterday to ratify a new...

Jun 30, 2015, 11:25 ET
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RNs at Leominster Hospital Reach Tentative Agreement with Management for Three-Year Contract

 The registered nurses at Leominster Hospital, who are organized with the Massachusetts Nurses Association, and UMass Memorial HealthAlliance...

Jun 26, 2015, 11:29 ET
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Joint Committee on Mental Health to Hold Hearings (June 29) on Two Bills to Improve Care for Those Suffering From Acute Mental Illness

 The following is being released by Massachusetts Nurses Association: Behavioral health care advocates and nurses will testify Monday on two...

Jun 23, 2015, 09:31 ET
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RNs at UMass' Leominster Hospital to Hold a Vote to Authorize One-Day Strike

The registered nurses of Leominster Hospital, who are unionized with the Massachusetts Nurses Association and who have been working to negotiate a...

Jun 22, 2015, 15:51 ET
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Newton Wellesley Hospital Nurses Reach Tentative Agreement Today on New Contract, Averting Strike Set for June 30

 The following is being released by Massachusetts Nurses Association: At negotiations with a federal mediator today, the nurses of Newton...

Jun 19, 2015, 10:15 ET
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Newton Wellesley Hospital Nurses to Issue 10-Day Notice for a One-Day Strike on June 30 As Talks Stall Over Partners' Plan to Cut RN Staffing, Increase Unwarranted Floating of Nurses and Seek Cuts to RNs' Benefits

In response to deteriorating patient care conditions and demands by Partners Health Care to cut their benefits in the wake of posting more than a...

Jun 15, 2015, 11:19 ET
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UMass Memorial Medical Center Nurses Ratify New One-Year Contract

After just a handful of negotiating sessions held over the last two months, the 2,214 nurses represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association at...

Jun 11, 2015, 10:38 ET
Jun 10, 2015, 15:00 ET
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MNA Reaction to the Health Policy Commission's Vote to Approve Final Regulations Underpinning ICU Law Setting Safe Patient Limits for Nurses in Hospital ICUs

The Health Policy Commission voted today to approve final regulations underpinning the ICU Safe Patient Limits Law, which was enacted last year to...

Jun 08, 2015, 11:06 ET
Jun 02, 2015, 09:27 ET
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Nurses and Patient Advocates to Testify Wednesday at State House Hearing on Hospital Profit Transparency & Fairness Act

Nurses and health care advocates will testify at a hearing before the Massachusetts Health Care Financing Committee on the Hospital Profit...

May 06, 2015, 10:00 ET
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One in Four MA Registered Nurses Report Patient Deaths That Are Directly Attributable to Unsafe Patient Assignments, The Same Number Wouldn't Want Their Family Member Cared for on the Unit in Which They Work

In conjunction with the beginning of National Nurses Week, a new study of registered nurses in Massachusetts released today by the Massachusetts...

Apr 14, 2015, 11:00 ET
Apr 07, 2015, 10:57 ET
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Massachusetts Nurses and Allies to Hold Vigil in Remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and in Support of Passing the Inclusive Prosperity Act in Honor of His Legacy

On April 4 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis Tennessee.  Just prior to his death, he had turned his attention to...

Mar 23, 2015, 10:04 ET
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Health Policy Commission to Hold Hearings (March 25 in Boston and April 2 in Worcester) on Recently Enacted Law Mandating Safe Patient Limits for Nurses Working in Mass. Hospital ICUs

The following is being released by the Massachusetts Nurses Association:   When/Where:  Wednesday, March 25 at 12 noon, One...

Mar 12, 2015, 13:43 ET
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New Bill to Protect Patients Draws Strong Support from Legislators As Reports Show Mass. Patients Receiving Poor Patient Care

 In the wake of two recent reports showing Massachusetts hospitals rank near the bottom nationally for patient readmissions and certain types...

Feb 23, 2015, 11:36 ET
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St. Vincent Hospital Nurses Ratify Three-Year Contract, says MNA/NNU

The registered nurses of  St. Vincent Hospital recently cast an overwhelming vote to ratify a new three-year contract. The three-year pact...