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Why It Matters

The hospital industry has embraced a “bigger is better” Wall Street approach to health care that is putting profits ahead of patients – ahead of its mission of caring for patients and communities.

While hospitals in Massachusetts have posted profits in excess of $1 billion, they are using our taxpayer dollars to pay their CEOs enormous salary and benefit packages, cutting needed services and forcing their nurses to care for too many patients at one time, which is putting patients and communities at risk. 

Numerous studies in the most prestigious medical journals have clearly demonstrated that the most important factor contributing to your health and safety during a hospital stay is the number of other patients your nurses is assigned to care for. 

Unfortunately, while Massachusetts patients now have access to safe care under the new law in the intensive care unit or ICU settings, there is NO legal limit on the number of patients assigned to nurses in all other areas of the hospital. That is why we must keep fighting until all patients get the care they need and deserve. 

So the next time you or a loved one are admitted to a hospital for a medical issue – JUST ASK (how are my taxpayer dollars being used to ensure I receive the care I need? And how many other patients will my nurse will be caring for today?)  It could save your life!

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Just Ask About Patient Safety Hospital CEOs in Massachusetts are doing the same thing with taxpayer money. That is why we need to pass the Hospital Profit Transparency & Fairness Act (S623/H979) to ensure taxpayer dollars are dedicated exclusively to safe patient care and necessary services for all communities in the Commonwealth. Contact your state legislators today and ask them to support this legislation: https://malegislature.gov/People/Search. #patientsafety #healthcare #boston #ma

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