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2014-07-01 08:30:21

Management's Refusal to Provide Key Material to Nurses' Union About its Plan to Merge Services and Cut Staff Leads to Charge LEOMINSTER, Mass., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The registered nurses, who are represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United, at UMass-owned Leominster Hospital filed an unfair labor practice (ULP) charge with the state office of the National Labor Relations Board on Monday morning over the hospital's continued refusal to...

2014-06-30 16:26:31

CANTON, Mass., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick today signed a landmark law that will establish safe patient limits for registered nurses who work in all the state's hospital intensive care units, ensuring that no nurse can be assigned more than one patient or in certain circumstances, no more than two patients based on the assessment of the nurses on that unit. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20060525/NETH016LOGO The Governor's...

2014-06-26 20:22:15

Measure Now Moves to the Governor CANTON, Mass., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Massachusetts Senate cast a unanimous vote today to pass a landmark measure that will codify in state law safe patient limits for registered nurses who work in all the state's hospital intensive care units, ensuring that no nurse can be assigned more than one patient or in certain circumstances, no more than two patients based on the assessment of the nurses on that unit....

2014-06-25 12:30:52

Informational Picket Scheduled for June 26 is Canceled LAWRENCE, Mass., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The registered nurses of Lawrence General Hospital, who are represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United, have reached a tentative agreement for a new contract that includes significant increases in RN staffing levels to ensure safer patient limits for nurses, which the nurses had sought to improve the quality of patient care at the hospital....

2014-06-23 12:29:52

Talks Stall Over Unsafe Patient Assignments For Nurses, Dangerous Staffing Practices and Benefit Cuts LAWRENCE, Mass., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20060525/NETH016LOGO When: Thursday, June 26 from 2 - 4 p.m. Where: Outside the entrance to Lawrence General Hospital (on the corner of Marston and General Streets.) What: In response to excessive...

2014-06-17 12:29:02

New Poll Finds Strong Support for Both Initiatives by Mass Voters CANTON, Mass., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today that it has collected and will submit the final round of signatures needed for two ballot initiatives that will dramatically improve patient safety in Massachusetts' hospitals and ensure that tax dollars for health care are used for patient care not excessive CEO compensation or accounts...

2014-06-04 12:29:35

78% of RNs agree that the quality of patient care in Massachusetts hospitals is suffering due to unsafe patient assignments including 59% of RNs who are aware of patient complications and 46% who are aware of patients who have been injured or harmed because hospitals are forcing nurses to care for too many patients at one time CANTON, Mass., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United:...

2014-05-15 16:26:06

OTTAWA, May 15, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) has launched a national public awareness campaign to promote the role of registered nurses (RNs) in Canada's health-care system and raise awareness about the depth and complexity of the work they do. According to a new national poll conducted for CNA, 63 per cent of Canadians agree that RNs are adaptable health professionals who are at the forefront of delivering complex care to patients. Yet, while nurses are...

2014-05-08 12:28:51

Yet Another UMass Memorial Affiliated Hospital Sees Patient Care Deteriorate Following Ill Advised Staffing Cuts MARLBOROUGH, Mass., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20060525/NETH016LOGO In the wake of ill-advised staffing cuts in the emergency department and unsafe patient assignments on other hospital units, the registered nurses of Marlborough...

2014-05-06 16:32:11

OAKLAND, Calif., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a rally and press conference today, Kaiser nurses and consumer advocates exposed the fact that Kaiser Permanente has accumulated a reserve that is $21.7 billion - 1626 percent - more than required by the state, while cutting patient care services and raising premiums on consumers. ? ? The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, which has 85,000 California members, also announced its endorsement of a measure that will...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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