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Sep 19, 2014, 10:47 ET
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Leominster Hospital CEO Refuses to Meet With Nurses To Hear Nurses' Patient Safety Concerns Regarding the Proposed Staffing Cuts, Service Consolidation and Increases to Nurses' Patient Assignments

The nurses at UMass Memorial/Health Alliance Leominster Hospital were alarmed to learn this week that their CEO Deborah Weymouth has refused to...

Sep 18, 2014, 15:00 ET
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The Long-Awaited Consultant's Report on Health Services Following Closure of North Adams Regional Hospital Confirms the Need for Inpatient Services for Northern Berkshire County

The following is being released by Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United: As Berkshire Medical Center, local and state officials...

Sep 08, 2014, 09:39 ET
Jul 31, 2014, 11:15 ET
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UMass Memorial/Health Alliance Nurses Press Conference To Expose Deteriorating Patient Care at Facilities in the UMass System in the Wake of Dangerous Staffing and Service Cuts

The Registered Nurses who work at a number of UMass Memorial Health Care facilities represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association/National...

Jul 30, 2014, 09:45 ET
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UMass Memorial/Health Alliance Nurses Hold July 31 Press Conference To Discuss Deteriorating Patient Care at Facilities in the UMass System in the Wake of Dangerous Staffing and Service Cuts

The following is being released by Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United: WHERE:     Outside the corporate...

Jul 25, 2014, 14:32 ET
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Nashoba Valley Medical Center Nurses Vote to Unionize with Massachusetts Nurses Association/NNU

 In an election held among the 123 registered nurses as Nashoba Valley Medical Center yesterday, RNs voted overwhelmingly to join together as...

Jul 09, 2014, 14:26 ET
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RNs At UMass Memorial Medical Center Cast "No Confidence" Vote in Chief Nursing Officer Diane Thompson

 Registered nurses represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association at UMass Memorial Medical Center's University Campus have recently cast...

Jul 01, 2014, 08:30 ET
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RNs at Leominster Hospital file Unfair Labor Practice Charge

The registered nurses, who are represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United, at UMass-owned Leominster Hospital filed...

Jun 30, 2014, 15:00 ET
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Governor Signs Landmark Law to Protect Patients by Setting Safe Patient Limits for Nurses in all Intensive Care Units, says Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick today signed a landmark law that will establish safe patient limits for registered nurses who work in all the...

Jun 26, 2014, 17:38 ET
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Senate Passes Landmark Measure to Protect Patients by Setting Safe Patient Limits for Nurses in all Intensive Care Units, says MNA/NNU

The Massachusetts Senate cast a unanimous vote today to pass a landmark measure that will codify in state law safe patient limits for...

Jun 26, 2014, 09:33 ET
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Agreement Reached on Landmark Measure to Protect Patients by Setting Safe Patient Limits for Nurses in all Intensive Care Units

 The following is being released by Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United: Agreement was reached yesterday on...

Jun 25, 2014, 12:30 ET
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Lawrence General Hospital Nurses Reach Tentative Agreement for New Contract That Includes an Increase in RN Staffing Levels to Ensure Safer Patient Care

The registered nurses of Lawrence General Hospital, who are represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United, have...

Jun 23, 2014, 13:11 ET
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Lawrence General Hospital Nurses to Hold June 26 Informational Picket to Appeal for Safer Patient Care Conditions and Fair Contract

The following is being released by Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United: When: Thursday, June 26 from 2 – 4 p.m. Where:...

Jun 23, 2014, 10:12 ET
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TV and Radio Ads Launched on Hospital CEOs Receiving Excessive Pay and Storing Public Funds in Cayman Islands

The following is being released by Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United: A TV and radio campaign has been launched to highlight...

Jun 17, 2014, 10:45 ET
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50,000 Signatures Gathered For Two Ballot Initiatives Ensuring That They Go Before the Voters in November: Patient Safety and Hospital Finance Transparency

The Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today that it has collected and will submit the final round of signatures...

Jun 11, 2014, 11:30 ET
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Radio Ad Highlights Hospital CEOs' Excessive Pay and Money Stashed in Cayman Islands

The following is being released by Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United: A radio ad was launched today highlighting spendthrift...

Jun 10, 2014, 11:00 ET
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7 in 10 Doctors Favor Pending Legislation to Call for Greater Transparency of Hospital Finances, Profits and CEO Compensation and Believe it Would Protect Funding for Valuable Patient Care Services

The following is being released by Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United: As well-heeled hospital CEOs plan to gather for three...

Jun 04, 2014, 11:00 ET
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Nearly One in Four MA Registered Nurses Report Patient Deaths That Are Directly Attributable to Unsafe Patient Assignments

The following is being released by Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United: A study of bedside registered nurses in Massachusetts...

May 19, 2014, 09:58 ET
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Hundreds of Nurses From Hospitals Across the State To Rally for Patient Safety Outside the State House on May 21, says MNA/NNU

The following is being released by Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United:     When:    Wednesday, May...

May 15, 2014, 09:00 ET
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Hundreds of Nurses From Hospitals Across the State To Rally for Patient Safety Outside the State House on May 21, says MNA/NNU

The following is being released by Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United: When:    Wednesday, May 21 at 11...