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Contact: Sam Fettig
(c) 612-741-0662
sam.fettig@mnnurses.org
Lauren Nielsen
(c) 651-376-9709
lauren.nielsen@mnnurses.org

Bipartisan, compromise Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act designed to protect care for all patients, at every hospital in the state, by retaining and staffing enough skilled nurses

On Friday, reporting revealed Mayo threat to withdraw billions in public investments if “blackmail” demands not met

(St. Paul) – May 8, 2023 – Nurses working for Mayo Clinic Health System today spoke out on conditions for nurses and workers at the corporate health chain to highlight the need for statewide legislation to protect patient care by retaining and staffing enough skilled nurses.
… Read more about: Mayo nurses, legislators denounce corporate threats, affirm need to protect patient care and transparency at all hospitals  »

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Contact: Sam Fettig
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Lauren Nielsen
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lauren.nielsen@mnnurses.org

On Friday, reporting revealed Mayo threat to withdraw billions in investments if “blackmail” demands not met 
(St. Paul) – May 7, 2023 – Tomorrow, Monday, May 8, 2023, nurses working for Mayo Clinic Health System will be joined by state legislators to respond to threats by health executives to withdraw billions in investments if their “blackmail” demands
… Read more about: Mayo nurses, legislators to speak out on Mayo threats to patient care and transparency  » are not met to kill legislation to retain nurses and improve staffing to protect patient care. Tomorrow, Mayo nurses will share why this legislation is needed at Mayo Clinic Health System facilities, and legislators – including chief authors Senator Erin Murphy (DFL-St.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Sam Fettig
(c) 612-741-0662
sam.fettig@mnnurses.org
Lauren Nielsen
(c) 651-376-9709
lauren.nielsen@mnnurses.org

Nurses with MNA chose theme of “Keeping Nurses at the Bedside” in recognition of efforts to retain nurses with safe staffing to protect patient care

Throughout the week, landmarks to be lit red include Lowry Ave. Bridge, I-35W Bridge, Capella Tower, U.S. Bank Stadium and Allianz Field

Proclamations for Nurses Week also issued by City of Duluth, City of Minneapolis and City of St. Paul

   

(St. Paul) – May 6, 2023 – As National Nurses Week begins today throughout the country, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has proclaimed “Nurses Week” in Minnesota.
… Read more about: Governor Walz proclaims “Nurses Week” in Minnesota, local landmarks to be lit red as nurses call for “Keeping Nurses at the Bedside”  »

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Sam Fettig
(c) 612-741-0662
sam.fettig@mnnurses.org
Lauren Nielsen
(c) 651-376-9709
lauren.nielsen@mnnurses.org

Mayo threatens state leaders with billions in withdrawn investments if corporate demands are not met, reporting reveals   

(St. Paul) – May 5, 2023 – Reporting from the Minnesota Reformer today reveals that Mayo Clinic Health System has resorted to blackmail tactics, threatening to withdraw billions in investments from the state if its corporate demands are not met to kill provisions in the Health and Human Services omnibus bill behind closed doors, including the Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act, a bill to retain and staff nurses to protect patient care.
… Read more about: Statement on Mayo Blackmail Tactics to Kill Bill to Protect Patients and Retain Nurses  »

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Sam Fettig
(c) 612-741-0662
sam.fettig@mnnurses.org
Lauren Nielsen
(c) 651-376-9709
lauren.nielsen@mnnurses.org

Report comes as Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act, a bill to retain and staff nurses to protect patient care, is taken up in conference committee with Health Omnibus bill   

PRESS CONFERENCE: Click here to watch video of the press conference releasing the new report

(St. Paul) – May 4, 2022 – Nurses with the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) today shared the results of an annual report on Concern for Safe Staffing (CFSS) forms which paint a bleak picture of the crisis of understaffing by hospital executives in Minnesota healthcare facilities.
… Read more about: New report details widespread understaffing in Minnesota hospitals, putting patient care at risk    »

MEDIA ADVISORY 

Contact: Sam Fettig
(c) 612-741-0662
sam.fettig@mnnurses.org

Lauren Nielsen
(c) 651-376-9709
lauren.nielsen@mnnurses.org

(St. Paul) – May 3, 2022 – At 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 4, 2023, Minnesota nurses will hold a press conference at the Minnesota State Capitol to share the results of an annual report on Concern for Safe Staffing (CFSS) forms filed by nurses at hospitals throughout the state.  The report’s release comes as the Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act, a nurse-led remedy to the staffing crisis, is considered as part of the Health and Human Services omnibus bills in conference committee.
… Read more about: Nurses to release annual ‘Concern for Safe Staffing’ report  »

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Sam Fettig
(c) 612-741-0662
sam.fettig@mnnurses.org

Lauren Nielsen
(c) 651-376-9709
lauren.nielsen@mnnurses.org

Mary C. Turner, RN, MNA President, and Robyn Gulley confirmed today by Minnesota Legislature  
(St. Paul) – May 1, 2023 – The Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) today celebrated the confirmation of two labor candidates to the University of Minnesota Board of Regents. The Minnesota Legislature in joint session today approved appointment of Mary C. Turner, RN, MNA President and Robyn Gulley to the University of Minnesota governing body.

“I am honored to have the overwhelming confidence of the Minnesota Legislature to take on this important work for University of Minnesota students, workers, and all Minnesotans who benefit from the reach of our incredible public university system,” said Mary C.
… Read more about: MNA Celebrates Confirmation of Labor Candidates to University of Minnesota Board of Regents    »

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Contact: Sam Fettig
(c) 612-741-0662
sam.fettig@mnnurses.org

Lauren Nielsen
(c) 651-376-9709
lauren.nielsen@mnnurses.org

Bill to address nurse staffing, retention and patient care advances in health omnibus bills 

(St. Paul) – April 26, 2023 – Nurses with the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) and chief legislative authors today celebrated passage of the bipartisan Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act in both chambers of the Minnesota Legislature. The bill passed last week as part of the Senate Health and Human Services omnibus bill (SF 2995), and today in the House Health omnibus bill (HF 2930).
… Read more about: Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act passes Minnesota House and Senate  »

MEDIA ADVISORY 

Contact: Sam Fettig
(c) 612-741-0662
sam.fettig@mnnurses.org

Lauren Nielsen
(c) 651-376-9709
lauren.nielsen@mnnurses.org

 

(St. Paul) – April 25, 2023 – Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 26, 2023, nurses will line the halls and hold a press conference outside the Minnesota House chamber ahead of an expected vote on the Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act as part of the Health omnibus bill (HF 2930). Tomorrow’s vote in the House follows passage of the bill by the Minnesota Senate last week as part of that body’s Health and Human Services omnibus bill (SF 2995).
… Read more about: Nurses to line the halls, hold press conference outside House vote on Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act in Health omnibus  »

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Sam Fettig
(c) 612-741-0662
sam.fettig@mnnurses.org
Lauren Nielsen
(c) 651-376-9709
lauren.nielsen@mnnurses.org

New report from Board of Nursing underscores that there is no workforce shortage, but a crisis of retention in our hospitals
Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act advancing at the legislature to address retention, short staffing, and patient care

(St. Paul) – April 25, 2023 – New data just released by the Minnesota Board of Nursing shows that the state has added 8,000 new Registered Nurses so far since 2022, bringing the total number licensed in the state to more than 130,000.
… Read more about: Minnesota adds 8,000 registered nurses this year, over 130,000 now licensed in state    »