Beaumont Nurses Launch Union Drive

(Royal Oak, MI) – Nurses at Beaumont – Royal Oak Hospital announced yesterday that they are organizing to form a union with the Michigan Nurses Association. In an open letter addressed to fellow nurses, 100 RNs at Beaumont publicly announced their commitment to lead the nurse’s efforts to obtain a strong voice for nurses and their patients. … Continue reading

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