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Nurses Warn of Severe Staff Shortages

Nurses in New York are lobbying the legislature to help ease what they say is a chronic and dangerous shortage of nurses in hospitals and other health care facilities. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Consumer Groups Want Hospitals to Expand Doctor Profiles

Consumer groups want the Health Department to expand hospital report cards like the ones issued for cardiac surgery to other types of surgical procedures. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

NYS Legislature Passes Health Care Initiative

The New York state legislature has passed a major health care initiative pushed by Governor Pataki and backed by the influential union representing hospital workers. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Trying to Save Clifton-Fine Hospital

Saving New York's smallest hospital. Communities in southern St. Lawrence county have been struggling since Appleton Papers closed its mill in Newton Falls last fall. Town leaders had worried that losing the mill could also mean the closure of the Clifton-Fine hospital. Brian Mann reports efforts to save the facility--and more than forty jobs--seem to be paying off.  Go to full article

North Country Nurses Petition for Better Working Conditions

This is Nurses Week, a time when health care workers are recognized for their professional skills and dedication. But a national shortage of nurses and other professionals has put the week of recognition on the back-burner and galvanized some New York nurses to organize a petition-signing campaign. They want better working conditions at hospitals throughout the state. A group of vans with members from the New York State Nurses Association is touring the state this week seeking support for a change in health care laws. Three North Country health care facilities were on the list of stops. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

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