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Union nurses say they have deal at U of Illinois Hospital

Sep. 24, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Union nurses at the University of Illinois Hospital have reached a tentative agreement on a new four-year contract, they announced Thursday. The contract includes a promise to hire 160 more nurses to cut down on patient loads, promises of more protective gear, hazard pay for working during...

Nurses say state staffing levels leave patients vulnerable

Sep. 21, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Some Denver nurses said the state’s minimum staffing levels have left them overworked and patients vulnerable to substandard care. A Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment review of staffing regulations coincided with concerns of nurses at hospitals owned by HealthOne LLC...

Nurses end strike at University of Illinois Hospital

Sep. 19, 2020 3:56 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A strike by hundreds of nurses ended Saturday at University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago. “We have made progress on a number of important fronts, from wages and staffing to essential safety issues like improved" personal protection equipment, said Doris Carroll, president of the...

Nurses vote to unionize at Mission Hospital in Asheville

Sep. 17, 2020 9:49 AM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Nurses at a hospital in Asheville, North Carolina, have voted to unionize and gain the power to bargain over their benefits and working conditions. The Citizen-Times reported a ballot count on Thursday morning showed that there were roughly twice as many “yes” votes by...

More than 800 nurses begin strike at Chicago hospital

Sep. 12, 2020 12:00 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — More than 800 nurses walked off the job Saturday at Chicago’s University of Illinois Hospital after the latest contract negotiations aimed at averting the strike ended with an impasse. Dozens of nurses began picketing around the hospital Saturday morning after the 14-hour bargaining...

A medics inspects makeshift isolation rooms at Patriot Candrabhaga stadium prepared to become a quarantine facility for people showing symptoms of the COVID-19 amid the new coronavirus outbreak in Bekasi on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. While Indonesia has recorded more deaths from the coronavirus than any other Southeast Asian country, it also has seen by far the most fatalities among medical workers in the region, leading to concerns about the long-term impact on the nation's fragile healthcare system. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

As Indonesia cases soar, medical workers bear the burden

Sep. 9, 2020 1:25 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — While Indonesia has recorded more deaths from the coronavirus than any other Southeast Asian country, it also has seen by far the most fatalities among medical workers in the region, leading to concerns about the long-term impact on the nation's fragile healthcare system. The...

Teachers, parents voice school concerns; 22 new deaths

Sep. 2, 2020 8:11 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A statewide coalition of teachers, school nurses, parents and other school employees has released a list of issues it says need to be addressed before Massachusetts schools can safely reopen during the coronavirus pandemic. The recently formed Coalition to Safely Reopen Schools in a statement...

Hawaii hospitals seek more nurses for coronavirus response

Sep. 1, 2020 9:13 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii health care officials have issued an urgent call for nurses to assist the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic as hospitals experience an influx of patients. Officials in the private, public and nonprofit health care sectors are collaborating to bring more nurses to Hawaii to...

A medical staffer helps take care of babies who were at the hospital during Hurricane Laura on Thursday Aug. 27, 2020 in Lake Charles, La.. Nineteen babies from the neonatal intensive care unit at the Lake Charles Memorial Hospital for Women were transferred Wednesday to the main hospital in Lake Charles over concerns that storm surge could swamp the women’s one-story hospital. Medical staffers stayed with the babies through the night as wind and rain battered the building. (Matt Felder via AP)

‘Protect our babies:’ Hospital cares for babies in hurricane

Aug. 29, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

As the wind howled and the rain slammed down, a team of nurses, respiratory therapists and a doctor worked through the night to care for 19 tiny babies as Hurricane Laura slammed southwestern Louisiana. The babies, some on ventilators or eating through a feeding tube, seemed to weather the storm just fine, said...

FILE - In this April 28, 2020, file photo Medical personnel attend a daily 7 p.m. applause in their honor, during the coronavirus pandemic outside NYU Langone Medical Center in the Manhattan borough of New York. Nurses on the front lines of New York's COVID-19 pandemic are calling for the state to enact minimum staffing standards ahead of another wave of infections. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Nurses on NY's front lines call for minimum staffing ratios

Aug. 29, 2020 1:15 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Nurses on the front lines of New York’s COVID-19 pandemic are calling for the state to enact minimum staffing standards ahead of another wave of infections. Health care industry leaders, though, warn that passing such a law would saddle facilities with billions of dollars in...