Bemidji nurses served up chicken soup Sun., Mar. 9 in front of the town’s iconic Paul Bunyan statue to highlight the dangers of a sick policy imposed by Sanford Bemidji Hospital management.
Nurses face discipline if they use more than three sick days in a row or 40 hours of sick time within a year. The “sick in” helped warn community members that the attendance policy could force nurses to be compromised when giving care. If nurses must work while sick, it could impact recovery if one is hospitalized.
The nurses served chicken noodle soup to all nurses and residents who come by. They also be collected cans of soup to donate to the Bemidji Community Food Shelf.
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