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Health system plans initiative to increase nurses

Jul. 12, 2022 11:16 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia University Health System plans to launch an initiative that will increase the number of nurses in the state, officials said. WVU Health President and CEO Albert Wright Jr. told the Charleston Gazette-Mail’s “Outside the Echo Chamber"...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Jun. 30, 2022 13:56 PM EDT

The Intelligencer. June 29, 2022. Editorial: Filling Shortages In Nursing Ranks Workforce challenges have hit just about every industry in West Virginia, though some have been feeling the pinch for longer than others. It was necessary years ago to start looking for...

Gov. Lamont urged to address open jobs at union convention

Jun. 24, 2022 13:32 PM EDT

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) — While organized labor had high praise for Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont at the opening day of the Connecticut AFL-CIO political convention on Thursday, workers urged him to do more to help fill numerous open positions in state government and across the state. ...

Nurses at Zimbabwe's public hospitals strike for better pay

Jun. 21, 2022 10:33 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Striking nurses and other health workers have brought Zimbabwe's government hospitals to a near standstill, straining a once vibrant public health system now plagued by a lack of medicines and basic supplies such as gloves. The health professionals stopped...

Hospital nurses call for better protection against violence

Jun. 17, 2022 09:58 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Nurses at Vermont's largest hospital are calling on the University of Vermont Medical Center to do more to address increasing violence in the emergency department. According to the Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals, 98% of UVM Medical...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Jun. 09, 2022 13:18 PM EDT

Frankort State Journal. June 3, 2022. Editorial: Partnership between KSU, hospital is a win-win for both parties With all the dire news coming out of Kentucky State University in recent months, last week’s announcement of a partnership between the school and CHI...

Legislature moves to expand nursing education in Washington

Jun. 06, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated a health care staffing shortage in Washington, so the state Legislature this year provided more than $38 million to expand nursing programs statewide. Some schools, like Eastern Washington University, got funding to create a...

With Roe in doubt, states weigh letting nurses do abortions

Jun. 01, 2022 23:02 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Abortion rights advocates saw a problem: There’s a limited pool of medical providers who can legally perform abortions. In some states, one solution has been to authorize more providers beyond just physicians. But to allow other providers — such as...

Planned Parenthood workers in 5 Midwest states seek union

May. 26, 2022 16:44 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — About 400 workers at Planned Parenthood offices in five states said Thursday they plan to unionize as their employer deals with the potential loss of business in states where abortions may become illegal if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade...

Virginia man overcomes obstacles and earns nursing degree

May. 21, 2022 09:22 AM EDT

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — There were the struggles with alcohol and the problems — both personal and legal — that come with it. And while Jacob Turner, 26, doesn’t wear his past like a badge of honor hidden under his Blue Ridge Community College graduation gown, he makes sure...