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.
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.
Press Release: Education Enterprises joins support of Patient Safety Act – Measure will protect patients and improve care in Massachusetts hospitals
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.
Press Release: Women’s Health Institute joins support of Patient Safety Act. Measure will protect patients and improve care in Massachusetts hospitals
Greenfield Recorder: Nine Massachusetts hospitals already meet the staffing requirements proposed under a ballot question that would cap the number of patients assigned to one nurse, and would not incur extra costs if the proposal passes, according to an analysis by a Boston College professor that tallied the initiative’s annual cost at between $35 million and $47 million.