Archive June 2010

Congressional Documents and Publications

Jun30

Thank you Chairman Leahy, Ranking Member Sessions, and members of the Committee for inviting me to testify on behalf of Americans United for Life (AUL), the oldest national pro-life public-interest law and policy nonprofit organization. Our vision at AUL is a nation where everyone is welcomed in life and protected by law. We have been […]

Weinberg, Stender, Legislators & Advocates Urge Action On Women’s Healthcare Funding

Jun30

TRENTON, N.J., July 1 The New Jersey Assembly’s Democrats issued the following news release:Sen. Loretta Weinberg, Assemblywoman Linda Stender, representatives of women’s health organizations and legislators who support access to women’s health programs called on Gov. Chris Christie Thursday to act on legislation to restore $7.5 million in cuts for women’s health programs in the […]

UAMS ANGELS Program Nationally Recognized as IT Leader

Jun30

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., July 1 The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences issued the following news release:The award-winning Antenatal and Neonatal Guidelines, Education and Learning System (ANGELS) program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) recently was recognized as a national leader in using information technology to benefit society.Curtis Lowery, M.D., chairman of […]

Nurses, Twin Cities hospitals reach surprise agreement [BC-NURSES:MS]

Jun30

MINNEAPOLIS – Twin Cities hospitals and nurses say they have reached an agreement to avert a strike that was scheduled to begin next week.In a joint announcement shortly after 3 p.m. CDT Thursday, the two sides said: "The registered nurses and the hospitals believe a settlement of the labor agreement at this time is in […]

Nurses, Twin Cities hospitals reach surprise agreement: Settlement, which must be ratified by union members, ends strike threat [Star Tribune, Minneapolis]

Jun30

July 01Twin Cities hospitals and nurses say they have reached an agreement to avert a strike that was scheduled to begin next week.In a joint announcement shortly after 3 p.m., the two sides said: "The registered nurses and the hospitals believe a settlement of the labor agreement at this time is in the best interests […]

Select Medical Holdings Corporation Announces the Appointment of a New Senior Vice President, Chief Quality Officer for its Long Term Acute Care Hospital Division

Jun30

MECHANICSBURG, Pa., July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ Select Medical Holdings Corporation (NYSE: SEM), the parent of Select Medical Corporation, today announced that Lisa Snyder, M.D., MPH, has joined Select Medical Corporation as Senior Vice President, Chief Quality Officer of its Long Term Acute Care Hospital ("LTAC") Division. In this newly created position, Dr. Snyder will work with […]

Minnesota hospitals reach deal with 12,000 nurses

Jun30

MINNEAPOLIS The union representing more than 12,000 nurses has reached an agreement with 14 Minneapolis-area hospitals days ahead of a planned strike.The deal announced Thursday represents a compromise by the Minnesota Nurses Association on its insistence for rigid nurse-to-staff ratios.A joint statement says the two sides agreed to work on staffing issues through an existing […]

Nurses to picket over layoffs at S.J. General: County cites lack of concessions, loss of state, federal funds [The Record, Stockton, Calif.]

Jun30

July 01FRENCH CAMP Registered nurses from San Joaquin County’s Health Care Services agency will stage a two-hour informational picket starting at 11:30 a.m. today in front of San Joaquin General Hospital to protest the layoff of 14 nurses effective Friday."It is heartbreaking to see these public health cuts pushed through," said Malinda Markowitz, a registered […]

LABOR EDITORS Contact: Maureen Schriner, +1-651-354-7891 (voice or text), for Twin Cities Hospitals and Minnesota Nurses Association

Jun30

MINNEAPOLIS, July 1 /PRNewswire/ The registered nurses and the hospitals believe a settlement of the labor agreement at this time is in the best interests of patients and our community.Minnesota Nurses Association and the fourteen hospitals that have been engaged in negotiations since March have reached agreement with the assistance of the Federal Mediation and […]

MN Twin Cities Hospit 07 01

Jun30

To: BUSINESS, HEALTH, AND LABOR EDITORSContact: Maureen Schriner, +1-651-354-7891 (voice or text), for Twin Cities Hospitals and Minnesota Nurses AssociationMINNEAPOLIS, July 1 /PRNewswire/ The registered nurses and thehospitals believe a settlement of the labor agreement at this time isin the best interests of patients and our community.Minnesota Nurses Association and the fourteen hospitals that have […]