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Feds Cut Number Of MN Clinics That Got NECC Drugs

The federal government now says 111 Minnesota clinics received drugs from a Massachusetts pharmacy at the center of a fungal meningitis outbreak. That’s 18 fewer clinics than state officials reported last week after receiving a different provider list, and they don’t know why the number changed.

10/26/2012

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Accretive Hearing: Franken Wants Laptops With Medical Info Encrypted

U.S. Sen. Al Franken says he plans to pursue legislation requiring encryption of all laptops containing private medical information, after holding a hearing Wednesday on aggressive debt collection practices in Minnesota hospitals.

05/30/2012

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Hospital Workers Union Votes To Authorize Strike

Talks between eight Twin Cities hospitals and thousands of employees are underway in an effort to reach a new contract and avert a walkout.

05/16/2012

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OSHA Inspectors Make Surprise Visit To Troubled St. Peter Hospital

After months of turmoil, state OSHA inspectors visited the Minnesota Security Hospital for the first time in over 20 years, reports Minnesota Public Radio.

04/13/2012

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3 MN Hospitals Ranked Among Best In U.S.

A list of America’s top 100 hospitals is out today and Minnesota is home to three of them, including North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale.

03/20/2012

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Minn. Medical Mistakes Up, But Fewer Cases Of Harm

Serious mistakes in Minnesota hospitals rose slightly in 2011, but they led to fewer serious injuries and deaths than the year before, according to an annual report.

01/19/2012

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Franken Unveils Health Bill For Rural Vets

On this Veterans Day, U.S. Senator Al Franken has unveiled a bill that would provide better health care for vets in rural areas.

11/11/2011

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Hospital Drug Shortages Deadly, Costly

A severe shortage of drugs for chemotherapy, infections and other serious ailments is endangering patients and forcing hospitals to buy life-saving medications from secondary suppliers at huge markups because they can’t get them any other way.

09/23/2011

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Minn. Hospitals Team Up Against Drug Theft

Top health officials in Minnesota are taking new steps to address a longstanding problem: the theft of drugs in hospitals and nursing homes.

05/29/2011

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Minn. Emergency Rooms See Makeover Over The Years

As a new generation of emergency rooms opens across the east metro, patients are finding amenities that might remind them more of hotels than hospitals.

05/02/2011

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Sanford To Operate County-Owned Hospital In MN

Dakotas-based Sanford Health has reached a six-month agreement to run a county-owned hospital and clinics in Minnesota’s Clearwater County.

03/30/2011

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Report Details How Hospitals Can Be Risky Places

Medicare’s new chief called for more steps to improve patient safety Tuesday, in the wake of a government report that said one in seven hospitalized Medicare patients is harmed during their stay.

11/16/2010

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Health Care Changes Bring New Stress To Hospitals

Some hospital administrators in Minnesota say health care reform’s looming changes are causing some sleepless nights.

10/23/2010

Nurses Overwhelmingly Ratify Contract

The Minnesota Nurses Association says nurses have overwhelmingly approved a contract and averted a strike with 14 hospitals in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.

07/07/2010

Nurse Voting Underway

  12 thousand nurses are  voting today on a tentative contract with 14 Twin Cities hospitals.

07/06/2010

Are Nurses and Hospitals Talking Again?

Neither side is commenting. But there are hints that union nurses and 14 Twin Cities hospitals are communicating once again, with the threat of a strike next Tuesday morning.

07/01/2010

Long Talks, Some Compromise, No Deal

  Talks lasted until 1 o’clock this morning. And both sides made changes in their contract demands.

06/30/2010

Talks Resume in Nurse/Hospital Dispute

Union nurses and 14 Twin Cities hospitals resume negotiations Tuesday afternoon.

06/29/2010

Saturday Night with Esme Murphy- 6-26-10

Esme gets the latest on the possible Nurses’ strike.  She’s joined by Nellie Munn, an RN from Children’s Hospital and by Hospital Spokesperson Maureen Shriner.

06/27/2010

Nurses Filing Strike Notice

They met for 13 hours but nurses and Twin Cities hospitals failed to reach an agreement on contract issues and this morning the nurses will file a strike notice.

06/25/2010

Nurses And Hospitals Resume Talks

Meeting in a secret location, negotiators for 12,000 nurses and 14 Twin Cities hospitals are resuming talks today with help from a federal mediator.

06/24/2010

Nurses Take Another Strike Vote

Thousands of Twin Cities nurses vote Monday on a proposal for another strike, only this one would be open-ended. 12,000 nurses struck 14 hospitals on June 10th, but it didn’t help movement toward a contract settlement. […]

06/21/2010

Hospitals Agree To Talks

A group of 14 Minnesota hospitals is accepting the offer of the Minnesota Nurses Association to resume talks, but under one condition.

06/17/2010

Nurses Ask Hospitals to Resume Negotiations

If hospitals agree, talks would resume a day after nurses vote for second strike

06/16/2010

Will Hospitals Return to Nurse Talks?

Union nurses have asked 14 Twin Cities hospitals to return to the bargaining table and today the hospitals will respond.

06/16/2010

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