Southbridge Hosts Forum on November Ballot Questions

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📷 Local nurses Elise Wilson and Tracy DiGregorio attended a forum on ballot question 1, Thursday, Oct. 25 at Southbridge Town Hall. Both expressed opposition to the ballot question as written.  Nurse Marie Ritacco and member of the Massachusetts Nurses Association presented arguments in favor of question 1. By Sarah Champagne, […]

Baker to Vote Against Question One, Mentions Harrington Healtcare in Interview on the Ballot Question

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Editor’s note: The following item comes from The State House News Service. In this item by Matt Murphy, Governor Charlie Baker mentions Harrington Memorial Hospital in his discussion of Question 1 (nurse staffing ratios) and his decision to vote against the ballot item. The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission was asked […]

Harrington Healthcare CEO Responds to Closure Rumors, Question 1 Concerns

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📷 Ed Moore, President and CEO, Harrington Healthcare System. Courtesy Harrington Healthcare System. By Sarah Champagne, Managing Editor Question One on November’s ballot, regarding nursing to patient staffing ratios, has brought about a robust debate, with both sides providing arguments and pleas to either vote in favor or against the proposed […]

Mass Health Care Policy Commission to Release Findings on Question 1

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HPC to release findings from new analysis on potential impact of nurse staffing ratios to the health care system. Findings to Be Presented at Public Meeting on October 3, 2018, and Will Inform Panel Discussion at Cost Trends Hearing, October 16-17, 2018 BOSTON — Monday, September 24, 2018 – The Massachusetts Health Policy […]