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2011-06-22 09:00:00

Pact Provides Nurses with Limits on the Use of Mandatory Overtime, Staffing Improvements, and a Process for Improving Conditions on the Psychiatric Unit to Improve Care and Protect Staff HYANNIS, Mass., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The registered nurses of Cape Cod and Falmouth Hospitals voted yesterday to ratify a new three-year contract that includes improvements in working conditions sought by the nurses to improve patient care at the facility. (Logo:...

2011-06-21 11:27:00

MT. VERNON, Wash., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA), representing over 440 registered nurses at Skagit Valley Hospital, is holding an informational picket today to highlight issues critical to patient safety and nurse retention. Over the course of the day, nearly 300 nurses and community members will gather in front of Skagit Valley Hospital to speak out and educate the public about key concerns including changes to overtime, the ability...

2011-06-20 15:59:00

Union will seek to remedy cuts with gains at the bargaining table NEW YORK, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The employer trustees of the NYSNA Benefits Fund have prevailed in their efforts to decimate the health insurance coverage offered by the fund, a move that the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) sees as part of the coordinated attack on unions and the middle class. The Nurses Association will now take its fight to preserve quality healthcare benefits for registered...

2011-06-08 11:38:00

LOS ANGELES, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As the economy begins to show signs of recovery and pressure returns on nurse wages, attrition, and labor availability, hospital executives face the challenge of managing labor costs and scarce clinical personnel while managing patient care. KPMG LLP recently conducted a study that explores how hospital executives view their use of full-time and supplemental labor in the current economy. The study addresses hospitals' views on quality of patient...

2011-06-08 09:00:00

Management Refuses to Guarantee Nurses Their Union Rights and Contract BEVERLY and GLOUCESTER, Mass., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time in the bargaining unit's history, the registered nurses (RNs) at Beverly and Addison Gilbert hospitals who are unionized with the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) will conduct informational picketing on Wednesday, June 15 from 2 to 5 p.m. outside both facilities. (Logo:...

2011-06-02 16:00:00

MOUNT VERNON, Wash., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA), representing over 440 registered nurses at Skagit Valley Hospital, held a rally today to highlight issues critical to patient safety and nurse retention. Over 250 nurses and community members gathered at the Skagit County Courthouse to support the nurses and learn about key concerns including the ability to take uninterrupted rest breaks, drastic wage cuts, and changes to overtime. To...

2011-05-27 11:55:00

OAKLAND, Calif., May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Registered nurses at University of California hospitals and student health centers have ratified a new collective bargaining agreement that they say will strengthen patient protections for some of the best known hospitals in the country, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United said today. The 26-month pact is the first multi-year agreement between CNA/NNU and the University of California in nearly a decade. Covering more than...

2011-05-27 11:08:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Culminating years of efforts to win union representation to improve patient care, registered nurses at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica Thursday night voted by 64 percent to join the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, the state and nation's pre-eminent organization of RNs. Saint John's RNs greeted the election victory with cheers and hugs. "This was the most wonderful, one of the hardest things I've ever...

2011-05-19 13:00:00

HYANNIS, Mass., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Holding signs that read "Safe Staffing Now, Protect Our Patients, and Mandatory Overtime is Unhealthy for Nurses and Patients," registered nurses from Cape Cod and Falmouth Hospitals held an informational picket and rally outside the main entrance of Cape Hospital today to protest Cape Cod Health Care administration's refusal to provide adequate RN staffing, safe working conditions and the resources needed to ensure patients receive...

2011-05-11 18:15:00

WASHINGTON, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In celebration of National Nurses Week (May 6-12), the Home Healthcare Nurses Association (HHNA) is re-launching its membership. HHNA is dedicated to influencing public policy and fostering excellence in the practice of home healthcare and hospice nursing for RNs and students. An advisory board of the top nurses across the country has been chosen and will keep the organization up-to-date on issues impacting home care and hospice in their...


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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