Massachusetts Nurses Association http://wamc.org en People Occupying North Adams Regional Hospital Trying To Prevent Closure http://wamc.org/post/people-occupying-north-adams-regional-hospital-trying-prevent-closure <p>People in North Adams are rallying at North Adams Regional Hospital trying to prevent tomorrow’s scheduled closing.</p><p>Following a meeting Wednesday night at the American Legion and a protest outside the hospital this morning, roughly 30 community members are occupying the hospital cafeteria. &nbsp;David Schildmeier is with the <a href="https://www.massnurses.org/" target="_blank">Massachusetts Nurses Association</a> which represents about 100 nurses at the hospital.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 17:41:47 +0000 Jim Levulis 86837 at http://wamc.org People Occupying North Adams Regional Hospital Trying To Prevent Closure Mass. Hospitals, Nurses Spar Over Ballot Question http://wamc.org/post/mass-hospitals-nurses-spar-over-ballot-question <p>Massachusetts hospitals are facing off against the state's top nurses' union over a ballot question that would set nurse-patient ratios.</p><p><a href="http://www.mhalink.org/" target="_blank">Massachusetts Hospital Association</a> President Lynn Nicholas told the <a href="https://malegislature.gov/committees/joint/j24" target="_blank">Health Care Financing Committee</a> on Monday that patients in Massachusetts already receive among the highest quality of care in the nation and that more nurses won't guarantee improved care.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 20:06:58 +0000 Jim Levulis 86573 at http://wamc.org Mass. Hospitals, Nurses Spar Over Ballot Question Northern Berkshire Healthcare To Close Psychiatric Unit http://wamc.org/post/northern-berkshire-healthcare-close-psychiatric-unit <p>Despite opposition from community members, <a href="http://www.nbhealth.org/" target="_blank">Northern Berkshire Healthcare</a> will move forward with plans to close its psychiatric and pediatric units.</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 22:28:33 +0000 Jim Levulis 79650 at http://wamc.org Northern Berkshire Healthcare To Close Psychiatric Unit Mass. Attn. Gen. Gives Go-Ahead to Majority of Ballot Initiatives http://wamc.org/post/mass-attn-gen-gives-go-ahead-majority-ballot-initiatives <p>A majority of proposed ballot initiatives have cleared their first major hurdle in Massachusetts.</p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 22:40:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 72982 at http://wamc.org Mass. Attn. Gen. Gives Go-Ahead to Majority of Ballot Initiatives Mass. Sees Increase in Emergency Room Visits, Nurses Assoc. Wants to Limit Patient Numbers http://wamc.org/post/mass-sees-increase-emergency-room-visits-nurses-assoc-wants-limit-patient-numbers <p>Emergency room visits have increased over the past year in Massachusetts, and now the state’s Nurses Association wants to limit the number of patients they handle.</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 22:35:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 70962 at http://wamc.org Mass. Sees Increase in Emergency Room Visits, Nurses Assoc. Wants to Limit Patient Numbers