In California, RNs ratified a three-year contract with Mills-Peninsula Health Services, an affiliate of Sacramento-based Sutter Health. The nurses are represented by the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United.
In Massachusetts, nurses at Baystate Franklin Medical Center headed back to work this weekend after a one-day strike that drew huge support from members of the community.
In Ohio, more than 500 RNs have issued a 10-day strike notice to Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain.
From The Washington Post: The wealthiest one-third of lawmakers were largely immune from the Great Recession, taking the fewest financial hits and watching their investments quickly recover and rise to new heights.
NOTES ON NURSING
Nurses are good barometers of care quality, according to a new University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing study that found nurse-reported quality accurately matched outcome measures, including death and life-threatening post-surgical complications.