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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Congressman Stephen Lynch, Boston & Brockton elected officials endorses YES on Question 1

Press Release: 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). 

No on 1 campaign engaging in fearmongering

Daily Hampshire Gazette: A lot of misinformation is being circulated by the No on 1 campaign. Ive been a hospital bedside RN for more than 30 years. Nearly all bedside RNs I know support Question One. We know that we, and you, are being lied to.

“Yes” Vote Urged for Patient-Nurse Limits

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.

Dr. Marty Nathan: Vote ‘yes’ on Question 1

Daily Hampshire Gazette: 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.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh endorses Yes on Question 1

Press release: Mayor Walsh joins Senators Warren & Markey, Congressional delegation in supporting nurses and safe patient limits

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