Partners HealthCare has increased patient assignments for nurses in the hospital’s ICUs in direct violation of a new state law requiring one-on-one-attention to ensure patient safety
Testimony is met with applause from RNs in audience
The MNA Press Conference concerning ICU staffing scheduled for Thursday, October 16, has been postponed.
2,000 RNs Across U.S. Say Hospitals Still Lagging.
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MNA Launches TV and Radio Ad Campaign to Raise Public Awareness of the Law.
“Agreement in Principal” Achieved; Signing of Tentative Agreement on Horizon
Join Our Telephone Town Meeting on Weds. Oct. 15 at 5 p.m.
Health Policy Commission Holds Listening Session for Nurses and Others to Assist in Developing an Acuity Tool Under New Law Setting Safe Patient Limits for ICUs To learn more about the law, join our Telephone Town Meeting on October 15.
Athol Hospital RNs vote to join the Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United, the state’s largest union of RNs and health care professionals.
The Massachusetts Nurses Association has filed a complaint against Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Superior Court opposing their proposed mandatory flu vaccination policy.
Tuesday, September 30 from 4 – 6 p.m. - As Contract Talks Stall Over Staffing, Overtime and Wages
The Report Misses the Mark by Tying the Provision of those Services to Reimbursement Levels and Access to Federal Funding.
Won't Hear Nurses’ Patient Safety Concerns Regarding the Proposed Staffing Cuts, Service Consolidation and Increases to Nurses’ Patient Assignments
Nurses call for meeting with the CEO to present their concerns; hospital finally agrees to turn over the consultant’s report that underpins the controversial plan
To Sign onto Letter Calling on Health and Human Services Secretary to Provide Broad Public Access to State Consultant's Report Concerning Future Services at the Site of North Adams Regional Hospital
August 22 - 24 in Oakland, CA
The Registered Nurses who work at a number of UMass Memorial Health Care facilities represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United held a press conference on July 31 to voice their concerns about a growing system-wide patient safety crisis...
Nurses from UMass Memorial Medical Center campuses in Worcester, Marlborough Hospital and Leominster Hospital Detailed Concerns Prior to Delivering Joint Letter to UMass Memorial Health Care CEO Eric Dickson Calling for Immediate Action to Protect Patients and Improve Care (The full text of the letter may be viewed here)
Nurses from UMass Memorial Medical Center campuses in Worcester, Marlborough Hospital and Leominster Hospital to Detail Concerns Prior to Delivering Joint Letter to UMass Memorial Health Care CEO Eric Dickson Calling for Immediate Action to Protect Patients and Improve Care
Nurses celebrate win for patients, caregivers, and the community
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Nurses Hand-Deliver Letter With Vote Results to UMMMC CEO Eric Dickson Expressing Nurses Outrage Over a “Punitive Organizational Culture” that is Causing a “Serious Deterioration in the Quality of Patient Care” at the Level One Trauma Center
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Measure Now Moves to the Governor
Informational Picket Scheduled for June 26 is Canceled
Ads Urge Legislators to Demand Accountability and Transparency
Patient Safety and Hospital Finance Transparency New Poll Finds Strong Support for Both Initiatives by Mass Voters
Ad is Released as Hospital CEOs Gather for Three Days of Golf, Fine Dining and Networking at the Luxurious Chatham Bars Inn on Cape Cod
Survey Findings Released as Hospital CEOs Gather for Three Days of Golf, Fine Dining and Networking at the Luxurious Chatham Bars Inn on Cape Cod
Outraged Legislators Claim the Results Sound the Alarm for Immediate Action on Pending Legislation to Ensure Safe Patient Limits for Safer Patient Care.
Urge Legislators to Pass “Patient Safety Act” and “Hospital Profit Transparency & Fairness Act”
US survey reviews patient follow-up; state well below national average
Tragedy Underscores Nurses Call for Law to Set Safe Patient Limits
Help Send the Message that Safe Patient Limits Save Lives and that Taxpayer Dollars Should be Dedicated Exclusively to Safe Patient Care and Needed Services
Marlborough Hospital Nurses to Deliver Petition to CEO on May 8 (10:30 a.m.) In Appeal for Safer Staffing with Safe Patient Limits to Improve Patient Care.
Report Tracks 10-Year History of North Adams Regional Hospital, Finds Absent Poor Management and Real Estate Investments, NARH Hospital Was a Going Concern.
Report Tracks 10-Year History of North Adams Regional Hospital Highlights Investments and Decisions that Led to Its Illegal Closure
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At a State House press conference today, advocates presented lists of over 40 Massachusetts hospitals with money stored in offshore accounts and urged legislators to demand greater transparency in hospital finances by passing The Hospital Profit Transparency & Fairness Act (H3844).
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Advocates Urge Legislators to Pass “Hospital Profit Transparency & Fairness Act”
Call your members of Congress and urge their support for HR 1579. Click here -> www.robinhoodtax.org/CallCongress
With Hospitals Stashing Millions in Offshore Accounts, ‘Fat Cat’ CEO Mascot Delivers Beach Towels to Legislators to Join Him in Cayman Islands.
In the coming week, the state’s House of Representatives will begin debate over amendments to the state budget, including a vitally important amendment to add desperately needed inpatient psychiatric beds to address a growing mental health crisis in Massachusetts.
Plan Involves 25 - 30 % Cut to Registered Nursing Staff, Replacing Highly Skilled Staff with Lower Paid Unlicensed Aides Incapable of Providing the Care Patients Need In Justifying the Cuts and Lower Standards of Care, Health Alliance’s Oncology Director Stated “We have been too customer friendly for the business.”
Where: U.S District Court, 300 State Street, Springfield, MA When: April 24th, Hearing Scheduled for 10 a.m.., Nurses will be Outside Courthouse by 9:30 a.m.
Decision Comes at a Time of Critical Shortage for Mental Health Services in the State
When: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 4 p.m. Where: Boston City Hall, Council Chamber, 5th Floor
The North Adams community bus caravan for a full service hospital left Western Massachusetts this morning and made it's way to MEMA headquarters in Framingham. From there it was off to the State House to deliver petitions to the Governor and other legislative leaders. The goal of today's activities was to seek restoration of desperately needed hospital services for Northern Berkshire County.
The Group Will Also Make a Stop at MEMA Headquarters in Framingham in a Call for Emergency Response to the Health Care Disaster caused by the Illegal Closing of the Hospital Which has Left 38,000 Residents With NO Access to Needed Services
Urge Passage of the Patient Safety Act to Set Safe Patient Limits for Safer Patient Care
AS EFFORT CONTINUES TO RESTORE A FULL SERVICE HOSPITAL
Where: U.S District Court, 300 State Street, Springfield, MA When: Hearing Scheduled for 3 p.m., Nurses will be Outside Courthouse by 2:30 p.m.
MNA Plans to Leaflet Outside the Westin Copley Place Boston Hotel Tonight (from 5 - 6 p.m.) as Policy Makers and Advocates Enter a Dinner to Honor the Governor for His Leadership on Health Care
Meeting Location: American Legion Hall, 91 American Legion Drive, North Adams
Staff and Community Appalled by the Decision; Plan Stepped Up Occupation at Hospital!
Northern Berkshire County Will Have NO Access to Health Care Services as the State Abandons Those in Need
Nurses Outraged by this Callous Decision, Vow to Fight the Decision
Researchers Present Groundbreaking Studies of California vs Massachusetts Hospitals: Mass Patients Receive 30% Less Nursing Care Resulting in Worse Outcomes and Higher Readmissions
Also Up & Running: Registration for the Helicopter Ball Drop Fundraiser
Urge Legislators to Pass “Patient Safety Act” and “Hospital Profit Transparency & Fairness Act”
March 27 from 2 – 5 p.m
The Charge is One of a Series of Charges Filed Against Baystate with the NLRB for their dealings with nurses
Celebrate the coming of spring by registering for this July 7 event now
Law in effect as of Nov. 5, 2012
Vote to be Held in Hospital Ground Floor Conference Room From 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. With Results Announced Thereafter
Five-Year Agreement Includes Protections Nurses Sought to Prevent the Use of Mandatory Overtime as a Staffing Tool
Receives Accreditation with Distinction Award from ANCC
Nurses Call for Strike in Response to Baystate Health’s Illegal Declaration of Impasse in Negotiations as Management Seeks to undermine Statewide Nursing Standards
Underscores Callous Decision by Governor in Mass to Cut Beds and Services
The petitions be delivered to the State House by Ambulance. Event will culminate with RNs wheeling petitions on a gurney from the State House to the office of the Secretary of State
Attend a Community Forum on the Proposed Closure of Greylock Pavilion at North Adams Regional Hospital
Want safe staffing? Then download a petition sheet NOW and get collecting
Opponents to the Closings Will Present Testimony Detailing the Negative Impact the Loss of these Services Will Have on the Vulnerable Residents of Northern Berkshire County
Cites his Efforts to Preserve Vital health Care Services for Greater Taunton Including His Advocacy on Behalf of Children and Families in the Fight to Save the Pediatric Unit at Morton Hospital
Join the campaign, help us gather signatures to protect our patients
The measure responds to efforts by hospital networks to cut needed services in an effort to boost profits even though the DPH has deemed these services to be essential for the communities served by those hospitals
RNs comlete day-long road trip to spread the news and gather signatures
Signature gathering gets underway with kickoff events scheduled in Boston, Worcester and Springfield on Sept. 18
Measure will require hospitals to be transparent about their financial holdings, to limit exorbitant CEO salaries and excessive profits to protect services for communities in need of those services
As federal mediator joins negotiations, RNs fear attack on contract will lead to staff turnover
Named 35th Most Influential in Healthcare
“Our taxes should pay for our healthcare: Seniors have it. Congress has it. Other countries have it. Why not the rest of us?”
MNA/NNU Board Member Sandra Hottin makes strong case for safe limits for safer care
As hospitals focus on profits, patients are being put at risk because they are sharing their nurse with too many other patients, resulting in costly complications and readmissions
To learn more about this campaign, visit PatientSafetyAct.com
Will Call Upon Baystate to Restore and Expand Health Care Services for Residents in Franklin County
Complaint latest in a serious of unfair labor practices
New Rules Allow MOT Only in Rare Circumstances Following Disasters
To be rescheduled, so check back here for more info or call Eileen Norton at 781-830-5777.
Call your legislator today and ask him or her to support the Senate version of line item 5095-0015 so that future decisions can be based on the comprehensive study of our mental health system.
Says Steward Closure Plan Would Deprive Children in Greater Taunton of Access to Needed Care
Nurses achieve safer staffing to protect patient care
Pact Provides Contractually Guaranteed Improvements in Staffing and Protection of Benefits -- University Committee to Return to the Table on Monday
Talks Resume Today In Effort to Avert Strike on May 23
Talks Continue as Strike Date Looms
Nurses, activists and parents of patients flood hearing; highlights of testimonies included
Study underscores need for legislation to set safe RN staffing levels to protect patients
Cites His Commitment to Issues Important to Nurses, their patients and the state-wide labor movement
Hearing coincides with “Children’s Mental Health Week,” Opponents to testify on how young children in crisis will suffer immeasurably by the elimination of such services
Attend the May 8 DPH Public hearing on this planned closure and help protect children in crisis
The resolution responds to concerns by Franklin County residents about the erosion of services once available at BFMC that are now only offered in Springfield
Special Commission Will Hear Testimony on the Definition of an Emergency Where Mandatory Overtime Could Be Assigned -- Join Us!
Events in Greater Boston Surrounding Manhunt for Suspect in Marathon Bombing Drive Decision; New Date for Hearing Yet to Be Determined
CNN story last night featured two MNA members: one from Tufts Medical Center and one from UMass Memoial Medical Center
Join the fight to save this unit, attend a DPH public hearing on the closing Friday, April 10, 2 pm at the Taunton Public Library
Hearing Scheduled on Our Two Ballot Initiatives: The Patient Safety Act and the Hospital Profit Transparency and Fairness Act ... Help Send the Message that Safe Patient Limits Save Lives & Taxpayer Dollars Should be Dedicated Exclusively to Safe Patient Care and Needed Services