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Hearing Highlights Concerns About Patient Harm in Hospitals

Contact: Dawn Kettinger or (517) 721-9688

Nurses, bipartisan sponsors urge action to add accountability and transparency to the industry

(Lansing, MI) Registered nurses today welcomed a hearing on the Safe Patient Care Act in the House Health Policy Committee as major progress in the effort to add much-needed accountability and transparency to the hospital industry. … Continue reading

Michigan Nurses Endorse Abdul El-Sayed for Governor

Michigan Nurses Association is first union to endorse him

Nurse-leaders of the Michigan Nurses Association (MNA), the largest labor and professional organization representing registered nurses Michigan, today announced the union’s endorsement of Abdul El-Sayed for governor. … Continue reading

Nurses urge Sparrow to explain, fix water safety problem

Contact: Dawn Kettinger, 517-721-9688

Nurses urge Sparrow to explain, fix water safety problem

Sparrow Hospital should explain why patients at the St. Lawrence campus are being warned not to consume the water and why the problem hasn’t been fixed, Sparrow healthcare professionals said today. … Continue reading

Nurses Bestow Highest Honor on 5 Elected Officials

Contact: Dawn Kettinger, 517-721-9688

Bipartisan group receives “Friend of Nursing” awards: Reps. Chang, Kivela (posthumous), Miller, McBroom and  Commissioner Woodward

The Michigan Nurses Association, the largest organization representing registered nurses in Michigan, has recognized five leaders with its highest honor for elected officials. … Continue reading

UPHS-Marquette RNs Close 48-Hour Strike

Contact: Andrew Baker; 517-488-1707

UPHS-Marquette RNs Close 48-Hour Strike
Nurses return to work as scheduled and call on Duke LifePoint to ensure safe staffing

(Marquette, MI) Nurses employed by UPHS-Marquette, a Duke LifePoint hospital, concluded a 48-hour strike on Saturday at 7AM. … Continue reading

Nurses at UPHS Marquette Announce Strike Date

Contact: Andrew Baker, 517-488-1707

Management continues to disregard patient care concerns
(Marquette, MI) Today, nurses of the UPHS Marquette RN Staff Council/Michigan Nurses Association officially notified hospital management of their intent to strike on October 5 and 6. … Continue reading