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Hospital reduces services in response to long nurses strike

Jul. 28, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts hospital announced Wednesday that it is temporarily scaling back some services and reducing capacity in response to a strike by nurses that has now lasted nearly five months. “In an effort to maintain core health care services...

Nurse who gave Iowa inmates vaccine overdoses appeals firing

Jul. 22, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — One of two Iowa prison nurses fired for accidentally giving dozens of inmates large overdoses of the coronavirus vaccine is appealing her termination, arguing she is “blameless" for the mix-up. The Iowa Department of Corrections fired Amanda...

Striking nurses, hospital resume negotiations

Jul. 22, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Striking nurses from a Massachusetts hospital will resume talks Thursday with management in the hopes of ending the work stoppage. A federal mediator working on negotiations scheduled two days of face-to-face discussions at St. Vincent Hospital...

Striking nurses, hospital, scheduled to resume negotiations

Jul. 07, 2021 08:57 AM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A group of striking nurses from a Massachusetts hospital traveled to the headquarters of the hospital's Dallas-based owner ahead of the scheduled resumption of negotiations later this week, officials said. A group of 17 nurses from St. Vincent...

Ventilator shortage as Missouri virus hospitalizations spike

Jul. 05, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

MISSION, Kansas (AP) — The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients jumped by nearly 27% over the Fourth of July weekend in a hard-hit area of Missouri where immunization rates are low, leading to a temporary ventilator shortfall and a public call for help from respiratory therapists. ...

Massachusetts hospital makes new offer to striking nurses

Jun. 28, 2021 09:38 AM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Management at a Massachusetts hospital where nurses have been on strike for nearly four months made a new offer over the weekend in an effort to end the work stoppage, but the nurses' union appeared skeptical. Nurses at St. Vincent Hospital in...

New ASU Havasu program aims to help address nurse shortage

Jun. 27, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Even before the pandemic, a scarcity of nurses was an ongoing concern in Arizona especially in more rural areas. An Arizona State University nursing program, set to debut at the school's Lake Havasu City campus this fall, aims to put a...

Nurses strike Cook County Health for 1 day over staffing

Jun. 24, 2021 11:39 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County Health postponed non-urgent procedures and appointments and brought in temporary help after 900 nurses went on a one-day strike Thursday to protest staffing shortages. The nurses work at Stroger and Provident hospitals, the system’s clinics,...

AP PHOTOS: For Calif. COVID nurses, past and present collide

Jun. 21, 2021 11:39 AM EDT

In early 2020, when the coronavirus began making it difficult for many people around the world to breathe, hospitals became a central front against a disease that, more than a year later, has killed nearly 4 million human beings and counting. At one hospital in Mission...

New York law gives nurses a voice in hospital staffing plans

Jun. 19, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation requiring general hospitals in the state to seek input from nurses and other staff in creating staffing plans that are to include specific guidelines on how many patients each nurse is assigned. The...