Updates

Nurses across the country are striking. Here’s what’s at stake for patients.
October 7, 2017

Last week week, nurses at Berkshire Medical Center in Massachusetts held a one-day strike to draw attention to short staffing by the…[ Read More ]

Why are nurses across the country fighting for staffing ratios?
September 21, 2017

This week, nurses at a chain of hospitals in California held rallies at 21 Kaiser Permanente’s hospitals and clinics to highlight short…[ Read More ]

Study says nurses are key to pain management. So why are some patients suffering?
September 11, 2017

As the opioid crisis continues to rise and hospitals are looking for new ways to treat pain, a new study says that…[ Read More ]

Nurses across the country asking public to help protect patients
August 16, 2017

In hospitals across the country, a changing health care system is forcing nurses to do more with less. Numerous logged incidents by…[ Read More ]

Minnesota nurses report 1,382 unsafe staffing incidents in first half of 2017  
August 3, 2017

From January 1 through June 30, Minnesota nurses submitted 1,382 Concern for Safe Staffing forms, citing incidents were patient care was compromised…[ Read More ]

Seven Things to Know Before Going to the Hospital
July 27, 2017

By Carrie Mortrud, RN PATIENTS ARE NOT CUSTOMERS.  In the book, First, Do Less Harm, the authors highlight a few problems in…[ Read More ]

Medical errors and short staffing by hospitals: Is there a link?
June 13, 2017

A study by John Hopkins University says that hospital medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in the United States, with only heart…[ Read More ]

What is safe staffing?
May 18, 2017

  This month I had the opportunity to visit a few nurse meetings and teach some classes about the importance for nurses…[ Read More ]

Minnesota legislators introduce nurse staffing bill
May 10, 2017

In Minnesota, there are standards for the number of caretakers per child in daycare, the number of EMTs in an ambulance, and the…[ Read More ]

Why are Minnesota nurses striking?
September 27, 2016

By Carrie Mortrud, RN  Some people might be asking the question: Why are Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) nurses on strike at five…[ Read More ]

Patient Story

Your Patient Stories

http://youtu.be/DiHpwQNncgA Over the past few weeks, you've been sending us stories about your experiences in Minnesota hospitals.  We've heard them, and we think others should, too.  By sharing your patient experience with us, you can help us promote a safe nurse-to-patient ratio at all Minnesota hospitals.
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