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2014-04-17 16:27:23

Decision Comes at a Time of Critical Shortage for Mental Health Services in the State, According to the Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a time when there is a critical shortage of mental health services and more than 40,000 patients a year are boarding in our state's hospital emergency departments for days and even weeks, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) has announced plans to close its highly regarded, and...

2014-04-14 12:36:54

The Group Will Also Make a Stop at MEMA Headquarters in FraminghamIn 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 NORTH ADAMS, Mass., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by MNA/NNU: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20060525/NETH016LOGO When: Buses will depart from the American Legion parking lot, 91 American Legion...

2014-04-11 12:24:10

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 NORTH ADAMS, Mass., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by MNA/NNU: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20060525/NETH016LOGO When : Buses will depart from the American Legion parking lot, 91 American Legion...

2014-04-08 12:31:48

5 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 91 American Legion Drive, North Adams NORTH ADAMS, Mass., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20060525/NETH016LOGO Residents, workers and community leaders will gather to hear updates on the crisis and to plan next steps in the campaign to restore a full service hospital to meet the health care needs of the 38,000...

2014-04-07 12:33:24

Where: U.S District Court, 300 State Street, Springfield, MA SPRINGFIELD, Mass., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20060525/NETH016LOGO A delegation of nurses from North Adams Regional Hospital will be outside and inside the U.S. District Court in Springfield this afternoon for a "status conference" being held today to discuss the recent...

2014-04-02 12:32:23

Promise of Restoration of Emergency Services Provides Temporary Fix BOSTON, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the 35,000 residents of Northern Berkshire County enter their fifth day with no access to health care services following the illegal closing of North Adams Regional Hospital last week, the Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United was encouraged by the presence of the Governor, Attorney General and other high ranking state officials in North...

2014-03-28 16:23:11

Northern Berkshire County Will Have NO Access to Health Care Services as the State Abandons Those in Need NORTH ADAMS, Mass., March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This decision comes after MNA officials had met with hospital management and we were told that care in the ED was perfectly safe and there were enough supplies to operate the service through the weekend. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20060525/NETH016LOGO This is a travesty for the community and workforce of...

2014-03-28 12:26:49

Staff and Community Appalled by the Decision NORTH ADAMS, Mass., March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- We have just learned that staff from the Attorney General's office are heading back into Superior Court this afternoon to seek a revision to the temporary restraining order issued yesterday that would have kept the emergency department open at North Adams Regional Hospital, following the callous and illegal attempt to close the facility altogether by the Northern Berkshire...

2014-03-27 12:31:15

Community members are now in the North Adams Regional Hospital cafeteria and will not leave until guarantees are in place to keep it open. NORTH ADAMS, Mass., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Founded in 1903, the Massachusetts Nurses Association 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...

2014-03-26 16:24:37

When: Tonight from 5-7 p.m. NORTH ADAMS, Mass., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20060525/NETH016LOGO The proposed closing of North Adams Regional Hospital, VNA and Hospice is NOT a foregone conclusion. This is our community. This is our hospital. These are our health services. While the Board of Trustees of Northern Berkshire Health has...