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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...

2014-05-06 23:09:17

The largest peer-to-peer online networking site for nurses and nursing students announces the launch of its “Thank a Nurse” initiative – just in time for National Nurse Appreciation Week, May 6 to May 12, 2014. Excelsior, MN (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 allnurses.com, the largest peer-to-peer online networking site for nurses and nursing students, announced the launch of its “Thank a Nurse” initiative – just in time for National Nurse Appreciation Week, May 6 to May 12, 2014. Friends,...

2014-04-23 12:29:34

Seek Restoration of a Full Service Hospital SPRINGFIELD, Mass., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by 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 for a hearing being held on Thursday to discuss the process for re-opening the hospital, which was...

2014-04-22 12:30:46

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 FITCHBURG, Mass., April, 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by MNA/NNU: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20060525/NETH016LOGO In the wake of last week's announcement of major service cuts and layoffs to their Worcester-based facilities, UMass Memorial Medical Center has also...


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