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Mandatory Nurse-to-Patient Staffing Ratios: Is Your State Next?

Healthcare facilities in California have been required to adhere to mandatory nurse-to-patient ratios since 2004. These ratios vary depending upon the degree of patient care involved. More recently, Massachusetts passed a law requiring mandatory staffing minimums in the state’s ICU’s. Other states are considering jumping on the bandwagon. A California-like bill is currently pending in … Continue Reading

Large Health Systems’ CEOs Predict Less Mergers, Continued High Demand for Employees in 2019

On February 23, 2019, Modern Healthcare reported key takeaways from its “CEO Power Panel.” Of the 24 CEOs who completed the survey, only three (12.5 percent) responded that mergers and acquisitions “will be their primary growth strategy in 2019,” down from 25.8 percent of respondents in 2018. CEOs questioned whether organizations achieved any actual value … Continue Reading

Tension Behind Patient-To-Nurse Staffing Ratio Highlighted By Union Initiative

Beginning this month, the Massachusetts Nurses Association (“MNA”) initiated a signature drive to support legislation requiring hospitals to limit the number of patients cared for by individual nurses.  The initiative is titled the “Patient Safety Act” and strictly would limit nurses in a medical/surgical unit to caring for 4 patients, nurses in emergency departments to … Continue Reading
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