Nurses Hold Vigil on Staffing Shortages in Three Northeast PA Hospitals

Nurses from several NEPA area hospitals came together to hold a vigil Wednesday night. The reason for the vigil was to shine a light on staffing shortages and other issues at their hospitals, which are owned by a for-profit company.

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Wilkes-Barre General Hospital Cited for Overtime Violations

Community Health Systems, the for-profit owner of Wilkes-Barre General, was recently cited by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry for at least 10 violations of Pennsylvania Act 102, which bans mandatory overtime for nurses and other health care workers.

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New York Assembly Passes Single Payer Healthcare

The plan would cover access to physicians and other healthcare providers, as well as inpatient and outpatient care, primary and preventative care, prescription drugs, behavioral health services, laboratory testing and rehabilitative care. Dental, vision and hearing care are also included. Residents who receive publicly funded coverage would not have network restrictions, deductibles or copays.

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Pennsylvania Nurses Catch Organizing Fever

Wages, health and pension benefits, staffing, and supplies are treated with unrelenting austerity, while hospital executives are showered with millions and even more is spent on mergers, acquisitions, and related marketing.

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Health: An Unsettling Investigation Involving Hospitals

CBS 3 uncovers something disturbing happening inside local hospitals. Health care workers being attacked. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has the investigation.

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