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Experienced Nurses Are Most Cost-effective

Experienced Nurses Are Most Cost-effective

Columbia University Medical Center Four-year study of VA hospitals also finds experienced nurses are most cost-effective When it comes to the cost and quality of hospital care, nurse tenure and teamwork matters. Patients get the best care...

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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...

2014-03-28 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...

2014-03-25 16:26:14

Nurses Outraged by Partners Demands to Shortchange Patients and Nurses While Posting More than $350 Million in Profits SALEM, Mass., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The registered nurses of North Shore Medical Center, who are negotiating a new contract with Partners Health Care, have submitted the required 10-day notice to conduct an informational picket outside the Salem-based hospital on March 27 from 2 - 5 p.m. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20060525/NETH016LOGO...

2014-02-03 12:29:07

CANTON, Mass., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA), the professional association and largest union for registered nurses and health professionals in the Commonwealth, has been recognized for its high quality continuing education program by receiving Accreditation with Distinction from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the credentialing body's highest rating. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20060525/NETH016LOGO)...

2014-01-17 16:23:57

2014 Omnibus Spending Bill Contains ENA Priorities DES PLAINES, Ill., Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) applauds the U.S. Senate for approving an omnibus spending bill that contains increased funding for programs important to emergency nurses. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131217/DC35231LOGO) The House of Representatives approved the spending package on Jan. 15. The bill now goes to President Obama for his signature. When signed, it...

2013-12-19 10:49:28

New study raises ethical and practical concerns for recruiters and health-care facilities Forty percent of foreign-educated nurses working in U.S. hospitals and other health care facilities say their wages, benefits or shift assignments are inferior compared to their American colleagues, according to a study published today by researchers at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS). The findings, which appear in the January issue of the American...

2013-12-05 23:55:17

Researchers find progress and barriers to recommendations on residency programs and academic progression Two new studies by researchers at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS) examine how well hospitals and other health care facilities are doing when it comes to a call to reform the nursing profession. A 2010 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report warned that the nursing profession must change or it would not be able to meet the growing demands...

2013-12-02 12:26:07

One to Set Safe Patient Limits for Nurses to Protect Patients in Hospitals; and the Other to Ensure Taxpayer Health Care Dollars are Dedicated Exclusively for Patient Care and Needed Services The Press Conference will Culminate with Nurses Dressed in Scrubs Wheeling the Petitions on a Hospital Gurney From the State House to the Office of the Secretary of State BOSTON, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following media advisory and photo opp was issued today by...