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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...

Jan 20, 2015, 10:30 ET
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Newton Wellesley Hospital Nurses Go Public With Concerns About Patient Safety in Response to Plan by Partners to Cut Staffing and Increase Patient Loads for Nurses in the Hospital's Busy ED

The registered nurses of Newton Wellesley Hospital represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United (MNA/NNU), recently...

Dec 09, 2014, 10:00 ET
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Berkshire Medical Center Nurses To Hold an Informational Picket on Dec. 10 to Protest Unsafe Staffing, Excessive Patient Assignments, says MNA/NNU

The registered nurses of Berkshire Medical Center will conduct picketing outside the facility from 2 – 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 10 to...

Nov 11, 2014, 08:30 ET
Massachusetts Nurses/NNU Ebola Leaflet for National Day of Action, Nov. 12

MNA/NNU: RN Strikes, Pickets, Leafleting Headline Actions in 16 States Nov. 12 for Improved Ebola and Patient Safety Standards

 Registered nurses from California to Maine will hold strikes, pickets, and other actions Wednesday, November 12 in 16 U.S. states and the...

Nov 10, 2014, 10:45 ET
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Leominster Hospital RNS will Picket to "Stop the Cuts & Protect Patient Care" on Nov. 12

Less than two weeks after holding a successful public forum where concerned citizens, union leaders, and public officials came out in force to...

Oct 29, 2014, 09:24 ET
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Residents, Patients, Community Leaders, and Legislators to Join Oct. 30 Community Forum that is Focused on Protecting Patient Care at Leominster Hospital

After months of trying to fight off dangerous cuts to both staff and patient care services at Leominster Hospital, the registered nurses working...

Oct 22, 2014, 12:00 ET
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Brigham & Women's Hospital Nurses Hold Press Conference To Alert the Public About Deteriorating Patient Care For the Most Critically Ill Patients

 The Registered Nurses at Brigham & Women's Hospital, who are represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United,...

Oct 21, 2014, 09:34 ET
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Brigham & Women's Hospital Nurses to Hold Press Conference on Oct. 22 to Alert the Public About Deteriorating Patient Care For the Most Critically Ill Patients, says MNA/NNU

The Registered Nurses at Brigham & Women's Hospital (BWH), who are represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United,...

Oct 20, 2014, 12:39 ET
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Brigham & Women's Hospital Nurses to Hold Press Conference on Oct. 22 to Alert the Public About Deteriorating Patient Care For the Most Critically Ill Patients

The following is being released by Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United: The Registered Nurses at Brigham & Women's...

Oct 14, 2014, 16:45 ET
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Brigham & Women's Hospital Nurses to Hold Press Conference on Oct. 22 to Alert the Public About Deteriorating Patient Care For the Most Critically Ill Patients

The Registered Nurses at Brigham & Women's Hospital (BWH), who are represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United,...

Oct 13, 2014, 08:30 ET
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North Adams City Council to Consider Resolution Calling for Restoration of a Full-Service Hospital on Oct. 14

The following is being released by Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United: Where:  North Adams City Hall...

Oct 01, 2014, 09:00 ET
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New Law In Effect This Week Guarantees Safer Patient Care for Critically Ill Patients

 Beginning this week, critically ill patients in Massachusetts hospitals will be guaranteed safer care and closer monitoring from registered...