Nurses, bipartisan legislators to announce legislation to combat crisis of nurse retention, patient care 


Contact: Sam Fettig
(c) 612-741-0662
Lauren Nielsen
(c) 651-376-9709

(St. Paul) – February 10, 2023 – At 10:00 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 13, 2023, Minnesota nurses will join legislators to announce bipartisan legislation to address the crisis of under-staffing, retention and care in our hospitals, which is driving nurses out of the profession and impacting patient care at the bedside. Nurses will join the chief authors of the bill, Sen. Assistant Majority Leader Erin Murphy (64, DFL) and Rep. Sandra Feist (39B, DFL), as well as co-author Sen. Jim Abeler (35, R), to announce the legislation.

Over the last year, Minnesota nurses have taken action to demand hospital executives with million-dollar salaries be held responsible for the crisis conditions in our hospitals. Because of corporate healthcare policies pushed by these executives, hospitals are understaffed, nurses are overworked and overwhelmed, and patients are waiting longer for care while adverse hospital events increase.

Now, nurses are joining legislators to announce legislation that would put patients and workers before profits to fix the under-staffing crisis, keep nurses at the bedside, and improve the quality of care patients receive at Minnesota hospitals.

  • WHEN: Monday, Feb. 13, 10:00 a.m.
  • WHERE: Minnesota State Capitol Press Conference Room (B971)
  • WHO: Nurses and bipartisan legislators
  • WHAT: Press conference to announce legislation to combat crisis of retention and care
  • WHY: Because understaffing by hospital executives is pushing nurses out of the profession and putting quality patient care at risk


  1. Thank you to the nurses of MNA!

  2. It’s not just the hospitals. Insurance companies sell services that they don’t really provide. They tell patients they have great coverage at a very reasonable price, if they stay in their preferred network.

    What they don’t tell their customers is that there is very poor to zero capacity in their network. There are no TCUs to take them, so they stay in the hospital for extended lengths only because its not safe to go home.

    Pass laws that require insurance companies to cover TCU and SAR at in network cost to patients when needed to DC from a hospital, or the insurance company must cover the hospital’s full cost.

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