A state advocacy group for hospitals wants regulators to exempt nurses in neonatal and pediatric ICU’s from a requirement limiting how many patients they can take on.
Two initiatives sponsored by union nurses and a referendum to repeal Massachusetts’ casino could be headed for the ballot.
This is a stopgap measure before the week of May 19th, when Berkshire Medical Center is scheduled to open a satellite ER in the North Adams hospital building.
More job cuts announced Wednesday for UMass Memorial hospital in Worcester. In a letter on the hospital website, UMass Memorial President Patrick Muldoon talked of […]
Some 530 full and part-time jobs were at stake with the shutdown of Northern Berkshire Healthcare, which owned North Adams Regional Hospital. Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield says it’s hired 143 of those employees.
Massachusetts’ Distressed Hospital Fund was developed two years ago when lawmakers were hammering out the health care cost containment law. The fund holds about $128 million.
Coakley, who grew up in North Adams, made the comments Tuesday afternoon outside the mayor’s office.
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.