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Feb 06, 2016, 07:00 ET
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Health Care Rally Today: Nurses to Champion Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire Before First-in-Nation Presidential Primary

 Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United (MNA/NNU) nurses who support Bernie Sanders for his values on health care and other...

Feb 05, 2016, 10:15 ET
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Nurses to Champion Bernie Sanders at New Hampshire Health Care Rally Saturday Before First-in-Nation Presidential Primary

 Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United (MNA/NNU) nurses who support Bernie Sanders for his values on health care and other...

Feb 04, 2016, 10:16 ET
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Frontline Nurses, Former Boston Police Chief Testify at State House Hearing: Mass. Needs Workplace Violence Bill Requiring Health Care Employers to Protect Workers

Amid skyrocketing violence against health care workers, many Massachusetts hospitals are failing to protect their staff, prompting nurses from...

Feb 02, 2016, 11:10 ET
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Growing Threat of Violence in Health Care Not Taken Seriously By Employers, Demands Legislative Solution Joint Committee to Hold Feb. 4 Hearing on Senate Bill

Violence against nurses and other health care professionals is rising, but as shown in a new survey by the Massachusetts Nurses Association, most...

Jan 28, 2016, 11:46 ET
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Massachusetts Nurses Association Endorses Gerry Cassidy for Brockton State Representative

 The Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United (MNA/NNU), the state's largest union and professional association for registered...

Jan 27, 2016, 11:37 ET
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

Dec 02, 2015, 09:37 ET
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RNs at Nashoba Valley Medical Center Ratify Three-Year Contract

The 125 registered nurses of Nashoba Valley Medical Center (NVMC), who are represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA), voted...

Nov 16, 2015, 13:16 ET
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Nurses Volunteering at Massachusetts Disasters Deserve Protection, Emergency Responder RN Testifies at State House Hearing

When: Tuesday, November 17 at 10 a.m. Where: State House, Gardner Auditorium Who: Betty Sparks, RN at Newton-Wellesley Hospital,...

Oct 20, 2015, 13:51 ET
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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
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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
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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
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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...

Sep 23, 2015, 10:29 ET
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RNs at Marlborough Hospital Vote to Ratify Three-Year Contract

The registered nurses at Marlborough Hospital, represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association, have voted to ratify a three-year contract that...

Aug 27, 2015, 09:47 ET
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RNs at Marlborough Hospital Reach Tentative Agreement with Management for Three-Year Contract

The registered nurses at Marlborough Hospital, represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association, and UMass Memorial Health Care reached a...