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.
Top health officials in Minnesota are taking new steps to address a longstanding problem: the theft of drugs in hospitals and nursing homes.
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.
Dakotas-based Sanford Health has reached a six-month agreement to run a county-owned hospital and clinics in Minnesota’s Clearwater County.
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.
Some hospital administrators in Minnesota say health care reform’s looming changes are causing some sleepless nights.
The Minnesota Nurses Association says nurses have overwhelmingly approved a contract and averted a strike with 14 hospitals in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.
12 thousand nurses are voting today on a tentative contract with 14 Twin Cities hospitals.
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.
Talks lasted until 1 o’clock this morning. And both sides made changes in their contract demands.
Union nurses and 14 Twin Cities hospitals resume negotiations Tuesday afternoon.
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.
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.
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.
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. […]