The math doesn’t lie: The thinner nurses are spread in hospitals, the greater number of patients who die.
Big strike vote set in Minnesota, if approved would be the largest in U.S. history. Linda Hamilton, RN in the Children’s Hospital System and president of the Minnesota Nurses Association writes, “Everybody knows a nurse. And right now, more than 12,000 of us are in the fight of our lives with six different Twin Cities hospital systems…What are we fighting for? The simple answer is this: We’re fighting for you. We’re fighting for any patient who ever walks through the doors of one of our hospitals…The math doesn’t lie: The thinner nurses are spread in hospitals, the greater number of patients who die…Nurses never have been and never will be in this profession for the money. We are in the profession for one simple reason – we care about you.”Read the whole editorial at the Pioneer Press TwinCities.com.Help us help Minnesota nurses put the pressure on. Share this article with your friends or contact the Minnesota Nurses Association and see what you can do.