Archive for category: Special Features

Geisinger CMC Nurses Win Staffing Improvements and Wage Parity

In addition to significant wage improvements, Geisinger has committed to hire and retain at least 150 new RNs. “Staffing has been a major issue at the hospital. We want our patients to get the best quality care, so we tried in these negotiations to attack the problem from multiple angles,” said Roben Schwartz, RN, the local union president.

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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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Study: Keeping Experienced Nurses is Key To Better Hospitalizations

A new survey shows that patients have shorter hospital stays and better outcomes when cared for by nurses with experience and job longevity.

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Nurse to patient ratio over-working nurses, says union

A union representing some nurses in the province (Nova Scotia, Canada) is calling for a guaranteed nurse to patient ratio, saying over-worked nurses mean patients may not be getting adequate care.

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