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.
The Recorder: Today’s patients are sicker and much more complex, and no one has ever been admitted to a hospital and felt there were enough nurses.
CapeCod.com: The Committee to Ensure Safe Patient Care delivered approximately 400 signatures to the Barnstable Town Hall yesterday in support of a law relative to patient safety and hospital transparency.
Boston Globe: The state’s highest court cleared the way on Monday for voters to express their views on nurse staffing levels in Massachusetts hospitals, ruling in favor of a ballot petition backed by the Massachusetts Nurses Association.
Becker’s Hospital Review: The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on June 18 ruled a proposed ballot initiative to mandate nurse staffing ratios in hospitals statewide meets constitutional requirements to go before voters, according to the State House News Service.
Boston Herald: The state’s highest court has upheld the constitutionality of a ballot question that calls for strict nurse-to-patient ratios in Massachusetts hospitals.