Michigan Nurses Statement on New Allegations of Fraud, Dangerous Staffing Practices at Tenet DMC Hospital

(DETROIT) In response to three new doctors filing lawsuits yesterday alleging that Tenet-DMC retaliated against them for whistleblowing about the corporation’s dangerous practices, including allegations of fraud and unsafe staffing levels, Michigan Nurses Executive Director John Karebian issued the following statement:

“Time and again the corporate executives who run Tenet DMC in Dallas have appeared to care more about bringing in millions in profits than they do about patient care. … Continue reading

Nurses Renew Bipartisan Push for Safe Limits on Patient Assignments, Forced Overtime

Bills in MI House, Senate aim to increase hospital accountability and transparency

LANSING – Michigan Nurses Association members today applauded the reintroduction of the Safe Patient Care Act, a bipartisan plan to make Michigan hospitals safer by setting limits on nurses’ patient assignments, curbing forced overtime for registered nurses, and requiring hospitals to release staffing information. … Continue reading

Sparrows Cuts Could Impact Patient Care Over the Holidays

Hospital Administration Is Reducing Staff in Highly Specialized Departments

(Lansing, MI) Registered nurses at Sparrow Hospital are expressing deep concern about the hospital administration’s recent decision to reduce the number of nurses in the IV Specialty Department and to eliminate the Critical Care Transport Team. … Continue reading

Nurses: Dickinson CEO’s departure is progress, but questions remain

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dawn Kettinger; 517-721-9688

Nurses look forward to better leadership, answers about next steps

(IRON MOUNTAIN, MI) – The Michigan Nurses Association, the union representing registered nurses at Dickinson County Healthcare System, today applauded the resignation of hospital administrator and CEO John Schon. … Continue reading

Munson Can Do More, Say Nurses and Community Supporters

For Immediate Release
News from the Michigan Nurses Association
Contact: Roger Kerson; 734.645.0535

At Town Hall Meeting, Nurses Say Traverse City’s Largest Hospital Puts Profits Before Workers and Patients

New Community Organization to Advocate for Quality, Affordable Health Care in Northern Michigan

(Traverse City, MI) Nurses and community supporters say Munson Medical Center, a unit of Munson Healthcare, is putting profits before workers and patients and can do more to provide access to quality health care. … Continue reading