SPRINGFIELD, Mass., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United:
A delegation of nurses from North Adams Regional Hospital will be outside and inside the U.S. District Court in Springfield for a hearing being held on Thursday to discuss the process for re-opening the hospital, which was illegally closed four weeks ago. The nurses, along with the community of North Adams, are calling for the immediate restoration of NARH as a full services hospital to serve the more than 38,000 residents who are currently without health care services.
Founded in 1903, the Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United is the largest professional health care organization and the largest union of registered nurses in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Its 23,000 members advance the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the economic and general welfare of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Legislature and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public. The MNA is a founding member of National Nurses United, the largest national nurses union in the United States with more than 170,000 members from coast to coast.
SOURCE Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United