Baystate is notifying the patients there’s a “small risk” they were exposed to blood-borne pathogens and should be tested for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV. They received colonoscopies at Noble between June 2012 and April 2013.
A bill in the Massachusetts legislature would limit how many patients a nurse can care for, but if lawmakers don’t act, the issue is poised to go to voters on the November ballot.
Union nurses at Baystate Franklin Medical Center resolved a two-year contract dispute last week. But the western Massachusetts hospital company is still negotiating with nurses at other facilities.
Dozens of nurses and their supporters protested Tuesday's dedication ceremony of the new $300 million expansion of Springfield's Baystate Medical Center.
After nearly four years of construction and $296 million, the new wing of Baystate Medical Center in Springfield is just days away from opening.