• Patient overload can results in deaths

    1 in 4 nurses in Massachusetts said patient deaths occurred due to an excessive patient case load. Read More ›

  • How many patients is your nurse caring for today?

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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 ICU settings, there is NO legal limit on the number of patients assigned to nurses in other areas of the hospital.  To ensure your safety in all areas of the hospital at all times, efforts continue to extend safe patient limits for nurses throughout all patient care areas in all of the state’s hospitals.

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

Just Ask About Patient Safety Yet another reason we need to pass the Hospital Profit Transparency and Fairness Act (S623/H979) in Massachusetts. Once passed and signed into law, it would require all hospitals to report CEO compensation as compared to the lowest paid workers at their facilities. It would also ensure taxpayers know how their health care dollars are spent by hospital CEOs.Sign our petition if you agree and share: http://justaskma.com/sign-letter. #ceopay #patientsafety #health

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Just Ask About Patient Safety

Just Ask About Patient Safety Brave Nurse Who Spoke Out About #PatientSafety And #SafeStaffing Invited To #WhiteHouse: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/peter-dreier/courageous-pasadena-nurse_b_8241360.html.

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