Patient Safety is Our Number One Priority
The Patient Safety Act will dramatically improve patient safety in Massachusetts hospitals by setting a safe maximum limit on the number of patients assigned to a nurse at one time, while providing flexibility to hospitals to adjust nurses’ patient assignments based on specific patient needs.
GREENFIELD – On Friday, October 19, Congressman Jim McGovern, along with other elected officials and several members of the Committee to Ensure Safe Patient Care, held a “Yes on One” rally, standout and canvassing blitz.The rally was held to draw public attention to the fact that, despite claims from the opposition, Question 1, An Act Relative to Patient Safety and Hospital Transparency (the Patient Safety Act), is needed in order to improve care for hospital patients.
BOSTON – This weekend, Congressman Stephen Lynch rallied with nurses and other elected officials, sharing his endorsement for Question 1, An Act Relative to Patient Safety and Hospital Transparency (the Patient Safety Act).
Karen Coughlin, RN, Vice President of the Massachusetts Nurses Association, makes the case for “yes” on Question 1, to establish patient-nurse ratios for health care providers in Massachusetts.
I have been a physician for over 40 years, and that accumulated experience tells me that good patient care depends on good nursing care. I fully support Question 1, the Patient Safety Act, because it gives nurses, the key players in our health system, adequate time and support to do their difficult jobs in the way they have been trained and gives patients the care they deserve.