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2014-09-04 11:19:16

Looking at your Facebook news feed, it might be easy to think that we’re in the midst of another Baby Boom. After all, it seems like everyone has at least a few friends who are expecting a baby, have recently had a baby, or are trying to have a baby. You might be surprised, then, that the fastest growing segment of the population isn’t the under-3 crowd, but it actually at the other end of the lifespan. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, people over age 65 comprise more than 14...

2014-09-02 12:29:07

12 Percent Increase in Nursing Workforce Development Funding Urged SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. will need to produce 1.1 million new registered nurses (RNs) by 2022 to fill newly created jobs and replace a legion of soon-to-be retirees. The American Nurses Association (ANA) is recommending specific actions related to federal funding, nursing education and hiring practices to ensure a sufficient nursing workforce to meet the demand. As the nation...

2014-07-31 12:29:24

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 (to receive a copy of the letter, email dschildmeier@mnarn.org) WORCESTER, Mass., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Registered Nurses who work at a number of UMass Memorial Health Care facilities...

2014-07-09 16:28:25

Nurses Hand-Deliver Letter With Vote Results to UMMMC CEO Eric DicksonExpressing 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 WORCESTER, Mass., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Registered nurses represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association at UMass Memorial Medical Center's University Campus have recently cast an overwhelming vote of "no confidence" in its...

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...

2014-06-25 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....

2014-06-10 12:30:19

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 CHATHAM, Mass., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20060525/NETH016LOGO As well-heeled hospital CEOs plan to gather for three days of golf, lavish receptions and networking at one the state's most luxurious...

2014-05-15 08:33:41

Urge Legislators to Pass "Patient Safety Act" and "Hospital Profit Transparency & Fairness Act" BOSTON, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20060525/NETH016LOGO When: Wednesday, May 21 at 11 a.m. Where: Outside the State House (The rally will be held in front of the State House on the Boston Common side of Beacon St.) Hundreds of nurses,...

2014-05-12 23:11:40

The Center for Health Affairs and its workforce initiative, NEONI celebrate National Nurses Week May 6 - May 12. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) May 12, 2014 The Center for Health Affairs and its workforce initiative, NEONI celebrate National Nurses Week May 6 - May 12. The purpose of National Nurses Week is to raise awareness of the important role nurses play in society. This annual celebration of the nursing industry was founded by The American Nurses Association, the only full-service...

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...


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