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2011-07-14 14:30:00

New Study Adds to Evidence on Success of California's RN-Patient Staffing Law to Improve Nursing, Patient Care Study Bolsters Case for Pending Legislation to Set Safe Patient Limits in Massachusetts Acute Care Hospitals CANTON, Mass., July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Another major study has reinforced a growing body of evidence that California's landmark law requiring minimum, specific nurse-to-patient staffing limits enhances registered nurse staffing and the quality of patient care.

2011-07-12 09:00:00

METHUEN, Mass., July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Culminating a two-year effort to win union representation to improve patient care, registered nurses at Steward Holy Family Hospital voted last night by 70 percent to join the Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United (MNA/NNU), the state and nation's pre-eminent organization of RNs. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20060525/NETH016LOGO) The campaign gained momentum when the MNA and Steward Health Care, the new...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 done.


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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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