Nurses http://wamc.org en Andrew Coates: Celebrating Our Nurse Colleagues http://wamc.org/post/andrew-coates-celebrating-our-nurse-colleagues <p>I practice hospital medicine.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Recently the nurses at our hospital voted to give me an award. They told me about it, discreetly, one by one, ahead of the official notice from the administration. These </span>caregiving<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> colleagues, upon whom our patients in the hospital depend every day, took the time to let me know that they also depend upon me. Wow. A true honor.</span></p><p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 16:50:00 +0000 Andrew Coates 67032 at http://wamc.org Conn. Nursing home workers hopeful about end to strike http://wamc.org/post/conn-nursing-home-workers-hopeful-about-end-strike <p></p><p>Striking nursing home workers in Connecticut are hopeful about returning to work after five months on the picket lines, but the company that owns the homes is fighting a judge's order to reinstate the workers by Monday.</p><p>About 50 of the 600 striking workers rallied Wednesday outside Newington Health Care Center, one of the five homes owned by Parsippany, N.J.-based HealthBridge Management where workers are on strike. They cheered Tuesday's ruling by federal Judge Robert Chatigny.</p> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 01:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 53801 at http://wamc.org Nurses Charged With Stealing Drugs http://wamc.org/post/nurses-charged-stealing-drugs <p>Two nurses working at the C-V-P-H Medical Center in Plattsburgh have been arrested and charged with forging prescriptions and stealing drugs.<br><br>NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has charged licensed practical nurse Ann Witt with stealing and forging prescriptions to obtain hydrocodone and xanax from various pharmacies.<br><br>Wendy Therrian, also a licensed practical nurse, was charged with falsifying business records and computer tampering in order to steal oxycodone. &nbsp; Thu, 16 Aug 2012 21:40:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 45786 at http://wamc.org Nurses Charged With Stealing Drugs