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, […]

Question 1 Getting Lift From Faith Leaders, Boston Mayor Walsh

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By Michael P. Norton Courtesy State House News Service The WBUR-MassINC Polling Group survey of 500 registered nurses, released on Monday, found 48 percent support Question 1, 45 percent oppose it, while 8 percent don’t know, are undecided or refused to answer the question. The 3 percentage point difference between […]

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 […]

Poll: Voters Favor Nurse Staffing Requirements, Baker, Warren

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Courtesy State House News Service By Katie Lannan State House News Service STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, SEPT. 19, 2019….A majority of likely voters support the nurse staffing, campaign finance and transgender non-discrimination questions on November’s ballot, along with backing Gov. Charlie Baker and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren in their re-election bids, […]