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

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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

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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

Huron Valley – Sinai Hospital Nurses Ratify a Historic First Contract with Tenet DMC

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

Members won improvements in staffing as the first unionized RNs in the Detroit Medical Center system

(Commerce Township, MI) – By an overwhelming majority, registered nurses at DMC Huron Valley – Sinai Hospital voted to ratify their first contract with the hospital that includes safe staffing language to protect patients, wage increases to retain nurses, and important job protections. … Continue reading

New Television Ad Highlights Safe Staffing Concerns at Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital

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News from the Michigan Nurses Association
Contact: Roger Kerson,, 734.645.0535

Nurses See “Negative Changes” Since Texas-based Tenet Healthcare Purchased DMC, Now Under Investigation for Infection Control and Instrument Cleaning Issues

(Commerce Township, MI) Concerns about safe staffing at Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, an affiliate of the Tenet Healthcare’s Detroit Medical Center, are the focus of a new cable television and online advertising campaign by the Michigan Nurses Association. … Continue reading

U of M Nurses Ratify a Strong, Patient-Centered Contract

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Sara Wallenfang; 517-974-4966
Amelia Dornbush; 517-896-7478

Three-year agreement supports continued world-class nursing care

(Ann Arbor, MI) Today, the University of Michigan Professional Nurses Council (UMPNC) is pleased to announce the ratification of a new three-year contract with Michigan Medicine. … Continue reading

Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, owned by Texas-based Tenet Healthcare, Charged with Multiple Labor Law Violations

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

Hearing Set for November 5 on Charges of Discrimination Against Union Nurses, Failure to Bargain in Good Faith

(Detroit) Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, an affiliate of the Detroit Medical Center (DMC) owned by Texas-based Tenet Healthcare, has been charged with multiple violations of federal labor law. … Continue reading