MNA Daily NewsScan, August 31, 2012: Health Care Merger; Labor Day Activities; Organizing Victories

31 Aug

HEALTH CARE

Park Nicollet Health Services & HealthPartners to Merge   If approved by federal regulators, the agreement would go into effect January 1st. The new nonprofit would be a health care delivery and finance organization named HealthPartners with 15-hundred physicians.   What’s behind the merger, and what lies ahead?

Read MNA’s Statement 

California Hospitals Fined for Medical Errors   In  the latest round of civil penalties issued for violations or  deficiencies constituting an immediate jeopardy to the health and safety of a  hospital patient, California hospitals were  penalized for making patient care errors that led to five deaths and  necessitated repeat surgery in seven patients.

NOTES ON NURSING

National Nurses United Welcomes Nurses in West Virginia and Ohio  National Nurses United is extremely pleased and honored to welcome the decision of Registered Nurses at Bluefield Regional Medical Center in Bluefield, W. Va., and Affinity Medical Center in Massillon, Oh. to join our organization.

LABOR

Don’t miss out on all the great activities to celebrate America’s working families.

Labor Day Parade – 2:00 p.m.  at the Fairgrounds.  Meet at the MNA booth in the AFL-CIO Labor Pavilion (corner of Dan Patch and Cooper) at 1:30 p.m.

Here’s a list of other statewide activities  

Help the Labor 2012 Election Campaign on Sept. 4 for a metro-wide door knock. 

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