2009 News

Rosa pledges support for the patient safety act

05.15.2009

From the Massachusetts Nurse Newsletter
May 2009 Edition

MNA nurse representatives from Leominster Hospital and coalition partners from Leominster’s senior community met with state Rep. Dennis Rosa (top right) on April 17 at his district office to discuss the importance of passage of The Patient Safety Act. At the end of the very successful meeting, Rosa said that he would support the Patient Safety Act when it comes before him for a vote and that his Leominster constituents provided him with good information that he can use to have informed dialogue with the Leominster Hospital administration. He also pledged to remain in close contact with the MNA.

Leominster resident and nurse at Leominster Hospital, Joyce Hebert RN, demonstrates for Rep. Rosa the steps a nurse must take to ensure a patient’s safety when the patient is on infection precautions. In her compelling presentation, Hebert spoke of the increasing number of hospitalized patients who have MRSA infection and the challenges every nurse faces to provide them with safe care when they have too many patients to care for at one time.

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