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Nov 21, 2016, 09:46 ET POSITION STATEMENT: The Massachusetts Nurses Association Stands in Opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline, Offers Support to Resistance at Standing Rock

The Massachusetts Nurses Association, the largest union and professional association representing more than 23,000 registered nurses and health...


Nov 10, 2016, 10:30 ET Visiting Nurses Association of Boston RNs to Leaflet Annual Gala at Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Boston Saturday, Nov. 12 with Safe Staffing Message

Front-line nurses with the Visiting Nurses Association of Boston (VNAB) plan to protest contract changes proposed by VNAB that nurses believe would...


Oct 21, 2016, 15:44 ET Massachusetts Nurses Association Endorses Sarah Hewins for 2nd Plymouth District State Representative

The Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA), the state's largest union and professional association for registered nurses and health care...


Oct 18, 2016, 10:49 ET Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan Earns Massachusetts Nurses Association Human Needs Service Award

Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan was honored recently by the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) for his extensive work creating a...


Oct 12, 2016, 16:07 ET Steward Health Care at Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley Refuses to Agree to Contract Language Obligating Steward to Follow State Law Ensuring Safe Patient Care for Critically Ill Patients

Steward Health Care refused to agree to contract language proposed by the registered nurses at Steward Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley...


Oct 06, 2016, 10:02 ET As Contract Talks Approach, Morton Hospital RNs and Health Care Professionals Cast Historic, Preemptive Vote Authorizing a One-Day Strike

The 327 registered nurses and health care professionals (HCPs) of Steward Health Care's Morton Hospital in Taunton cast an historic and...


Oct 03, 2016, 10:24 ET Massachusetts Nurses to Testify Tuesday, Oct. 4 on Potentially Dangerous State Proposal That Could Allow Unlicensed People to Administer Medication in All Health Care Settings

Nurses from across the Commonwealth will attend a public hearing on Tuesday to express their concerns about patient safety regarding a proposal by...


Sep 29, 2016, 15:06 ET Massachusetts Nurses to Testify Tuesday, Oct. 4 on Potentially Dangerous State Proposal That Could Allow Unlicensed People to Administer Medication in All Health Care Settings

Nurses from across the Commonwealth will attend a public hearing on Tuesday to express their concerns about patient safety regarding a proposal by...


Sep 22, 2016, 14:27 ET Morton Hospital Caregivers, Community Leaders and Concerned Residents To Hold Sept. 24 Rally on Taunton Green Calling on Steward Health Care to Keep its Promises to the Community and Morton's Health Professionals

The following is being released by Massachusetts Nurses Association: When: Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 Time: 1:30 – 2:30...


Sep 14, 2016, 15:59 ET Holy Family Hospital Nurses in Methuen File Yet Another Federal Unfair Labor Practice Charge with the National Labor Relations Board Against Steward Health Care

 In response to what has become a recurring pattern of unlawful bargaining practices by Steward Health Care, the registered nurses, who are...


Sep 13, 2016, 08:30 ET Baystate Franklin Medical Center Nurses and Community Health Care Initiative Host Public Forum Thursday, Sept. 15 as Part of Progressive Community Health Care Partnership

 As part of a progressive partnership to benefit community health care, the registered nurses of Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC) will...


Aug 17, 2016, 10:20 ET Community Leaders to Hand-Deliver Letter to President of Steward Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley on Thursday, Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. in Appeal for Fair Treatment of Nurses in Protracted Contract Negotiations

 A delegation of community leaders from Greater Haverhill will visit Steward Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley in Haverhill to...


Aug 10, 2016, 09:50 ET Massachusetts Nurses Association Endorses Julian Cyr for Cape Cod and Islands State Senate Seat

The Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA), the state's largest union and professional association for registered nurses, announces its endorsement...


Jan 27, 2016, 11:37 ET DPH Reports High Rate of Preventable Health Care Injuries, Low Level of Hospital Safe Patient Handling Programs to Nationally Recognized Patient Safety Coalition, Says Massachusetts Nurses Association

State occupational health experts this week told one of the most respected patient safety groups in the country that the high rate of health care...


Jan 25, 2016, 14:44 ET Local Community To Deliver Signatures as Part of Campaign Opposing Cuts to RN Staffing in Emergency Dept. at Nashoba Valley Medical Center

In the wake of hospital management's recent decision to cut nurse staffing in its emergency department, the registered nurses at Steward-owned...


Dec 21, 2015, 16:31 ET Nurses #1 Again in Honesty, Ethics; Top Gallup Poll Ranking in 15 of 16 Years

For the 14th year in a row, Americans say they trust nurses more than any other profession, according to an annual Gallup survey conducted Dec. 2...


Dec 18, 2015, 11:20 ET MNA Board of Directors Votes to Oppose Proposed Spectra Fracked Gas Pipeline and Compressor Station in Weymouth

The Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Nurses Association voted Thursday to oppose the construction of a fracked natural gas pipeline and...


Dec 16, 2015, 10:38 ET New Data: Increase in Mental Health Patients in EDs Underscores Need for Pending Legislation to Address Growing Crisis, Says MNA

 An influx of behavioral health patients into Massachusetts emergency departments is clashing against an ED system in which patients are...


Dec 07, 2015, 10:54 ET Excessive Health Care Injuries Can be Prevented by Bill Requiring Safe Patient Handling Practices

 The following is being released by Massachusetts Nurses Association: When: Tuesday, December 8 at 1 p.m. Where: State House, Room...


Dec 02, 2015, 11:07 ET RN Workplace Violence Prevention Efforts Highlighted in OSHA Publication

A new publication by the federal government focusing on preventing workplace violence in health care settings uses case studies from around the...


Oct 20, 2015, 13:51 ET Unnecessary 'Human Suffering' From Insufficient RNs in Emergency Departments, Boston College Professor Testifies at State House Hearing (Oct. 20) on Patient Safety Act

Registered nurses from across the state, each representing thousands of their colleagues, stood up for safe patient limits on Tuesday. They shared...


Oct 16, 2015, 09:56 ET Patient Advocates, Lawmakers & Nurses from Hospitals Across the State to Attend State House Hearing on Patient Safety Act

Health care advocates, lawmakers, and nurses will testify Tuesday at a hearing held by the Joint Committee on Public Health on the Patient Safety...


Oct 08, 2015, 10:59 ET Nina Pham, Texas Nurse Who Survived Ebola, to Join Infectious Disease Control Expert Sean Kaufman at 2015 MNA Convention in Hyannis

The following is being released by the Massachusetts Nurses Association: When: Friday, Oct. 9 9:15 – 10:45 a.m. Where: Resort and...


Oct 06, 2015, 13:08 ET Nina Pham, Texas Nurse Who Survived Ebola, to Join Infectious Disease Control Expert Sean Kaufman at 2015 MNA Convention in Hyannis

The following is being released by the Massachusetts Nurses Association: When: Friday, Oct. 9     9:15 – 10:45...


Dec 20, 2012, 16:25 ET MNA/NNU Opposes Hospital Industry Policies to Mandate Masking of Healthy Nurses and Staff As Part of Flu Prevention Program

There is no medical justification for these policies, which are designed to bully nurses and staff to take the flu vaccine regardless of nurses'...