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Minnesota nurses authorize strike against 7 health systems

Aug. 16, 2022 12:16 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Members of the Minnesota Nurses Association voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike against seven health systems in the Twin Cities and Duluth, union officials say. The vote Monday gave nurse negotiators the ability to call a strike, with a 10-day notice to...

Honor or cultural appropriation? Hospital name spurs debate

Aug. 16, 2022 10:37 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — While segregation was still casting its ugly shadow over the U.S., the Homer G. Phillips Hospital was providing top-notch medical care to a predominantly African American part of St. Louis and training some of the world's best Black doctors and nurses. The 660-bed...

Oregon hospital overpaid employees by $2M, wants money back

Aug. 12, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — St. Charles Health System in Central Oregon accidentally overpaid thousands of employees a total of $2 million and is demanding employees pay that money back. Employees were told Thursday of the total amounts allegedly owed, Oregon Public Broadcasting reported. ...

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...