Nurses, DA, City Council Work Together to Improve Hospital Security

“It is not uncommon for someone under the influence of drugs or alcohol to become violent in the emergency room. For this reason our nurses have a very difficult job, and it is important that they can focus on the good work they do without their safety being put in jeopardy,” said Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan.

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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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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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