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.

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Hospital executives continue to threaten and deceive voters with latest ad

Press release: Ad makes completely false claims about the impact of Safe Patient Limits on Emergency Departments; Committee to Ensure Safe Patient Care calls on media outlets to take the ad down

Show Me Your Stethoscope Foundation joins support of Patient Safety Act

Press release: Show Me Your Stethoscope Foundation (SMYS) added their support to the growing list of organizations and committees to endorse An Act relative to patient safety and hospital transparency (the Patient Safety Act).

Indivisible coalition to tackle ‘disinformation’ tactics

Cape Cod Times: Lower Cape Indivisible and a coalition of allies will present the forum Information/Disinformation Cape Cod on Sunday, Sept. 16, 1 to 3 p.m., at the Harwich Cultural Center Auditorium, 204 Sisson Road, Harwich. The forum, free and open to the public, will explore disinformation campaigns affecting three statewide hot-button issues and ballot initiatives.

Education Enterprises joins support of Patient Safety Act

Press Release: Education Enterprises joins support of Patient Safety Act – Measure will protect patients and improve care in Massachusetts hospitals 

Millions spent on both sides of nurse staffing ballot question

The Patriot Ledger: Ballot Question 1 — one of three questions on the Nov. 6 ballot — would cap the number of patients assigned to each nurse from one to five patients, depending on the patients’ condition and the type of hospital unit. Hospitals would be penalized up to $25,000 for each violation.

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