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850 Hahnemann Nurses Vote to Unionize

For the second time in the past week, hundreds of nurses at a Philadelphia-area hospital have voted to unionize… “We wanted to get back to the foundations of nursing,” said Mike Winn, a registered nurse in the emergency department. “It should be about patients, not profits or shareholders. We were tired of having management’s decisions limit our ability to give the best care.”

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When the healthcare worker becomes the patient

The state of healthcare is a topic of heated discussion among not only lawmakers and presidential candidates, but ordinary Americans. Is ObamaCare working? Should it be repealed? Why are healthcare costs so expensive?

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Victoria, Australia to guarantee minimum nurse-to-patient staffing ratios

“Nurse patient ratios are really important for patient safety,” Ms Hennessy said. “Nurse patient ratios are important because the greater the care and focus nurses are able to give to our patients, we know the better clinical outcomes that they have.”

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Nurses speak out about gender pay gap

The gender pay gap, while it’s making headlines in nursing, is relatively narrow compared with other professions. For example, women who are financial advisers make only 61% of what their male colleagues make, according to Ariane Hegewisch, a study director at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, Washington, D.C.

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Crozer-Keystone, nurses agree to new four-year contract

Nurses at Crozer-Chester Medical Center voted 287-39 to ratify a contract Monday that raises salaries, modifies the pay scale, freezes the traditional pension plan and adds new nursing positions to critical care. The four-year contract comes after 14 months of bargaining between negotiators for the Crozer-Keystone Health System and the union representing 550 nurses at the Upland facility.

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NY State Assembly Passes Single Payer Bill!

Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez, President of the New York State Nurses Association, applauded the bill’s passage. “Our healthcare system is fundamentally damaged. Too many parties are in it to make a buck off the misfortune of the sick and injured. Only under a system of universal access based on the highest quality of care for everyone will there be enough resources directed to the proper care of patients.”

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