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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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In search of truth on Question 1

Cape Cod Times: Calling themselves the “Truth Tour,” a dozen members of the Massachusetts Nurses Association stood in the rain on a street corner Tuesday and accused Cape Cod Healthcare executives of lying about a ballot initiative to increase nurse-to-patient staffing ratios.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren endorses ballot question to require nurse staffing ratios

MassLive: Sen. Elizabeth Warren has endorsed a hotly debated Massachusetts ballot question that would enforce mandatory nurse-patient ratios in hospitals. Warren’s endorsement allies her with the Massachusetts Nurses Association and a host of other labor and progressive groups, who argue the proposed law will improve patient safety.

Cape Cod Registered Nurses and Patient Safety Advocates Expose Hospital Executives as Real Opponents of Question 1 continuing Truth Tour Outside Cape Cod Healthcare Corporate Headquarters

Press Release: Massachusetts hospital executives are the true opponents of Question 1, running an industry that posts more than $1 billion in profits, hoards $1 billion in offshore tax havens, and spends millions more on ads that deceive voters about Question 1, paid for using public funds

Health Policy Commission to assess ballot question

Commonwealth Magazine: A state agency is preparing to play the role of fact checker in a bitter, high-stakes campaign over a ballot question that would mandate nurse-patient staffing ratios in hospitals across the state. It’s rare for a state agency to attempt to sort out the facts in a ballot question fight, but this situation is even more unusual because the Health Policy Commission would play an instrumental role in implementing the law if it is approved by voters.

Mary Ellen Castagno of Wayland: ‘Yes’ on 1

Wayland Town Crier: I am sure by now that many of you have seen the three advertisements sponsored by the Massachusetts chapter of the American Nurses Association (ANA) with backing from the Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association supporting a “no” vote. The advertisement is deceptive and contains a lot of misinformation and scare tactics to confuse the public. Right out of the gate, the public should be aware that the nurses in the ANA advertisements are administrators dressed in scrubs and not bedside nurses. With that said, how would they know what’s best for the patient?

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