2013 News

SPECIAL HEARING ON NEW MANDATORY OVERTIME LAW SET FOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22ND 9-11 AM IN WORCESTER

02.15.2013

 

Special Commission Will Hear Testimony to Help in Developing Definition of  an “Emergency” Where MOT Could Be Assigned
PLEASE JOIN US!
 
In August 2012, Governor Patrick signed a bill into law that includes a new provision related to mandatory overtime for hospital nurses. The law prohibits a hospital from requiring a nurse to work mandatory overtime except in the case of an emergency situation where the safety of the patient requires its use and when there is no reasonable alternative. 
 
The Health Policy Commission, which was established under the law, is charged with developing guidelines and procedures to determine what constitutes an emergency situation for the purposes of allowing mandatory overtime.  In developing those guidelines, the Commission is required to consult with those employees and employers who would be affected by such a policy. 
 
The Quality Improvement and Patient Protection Committee of the Commission has scheduled a special listening session to discuss these issues and to solicit comments on Friday, February 22nd from 9:00AM – 11:00AM at the Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital (WRCH) Conference Center.  Directions can be found below
 
MNA will be presenting testimony which will detail our position on how emergency situations should be defined in the law.  PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR THIS IMPORTANT ISSUE BY JOINING US AT THE HEARING – WEAR YOUR MNA BLUE! 
 
After the hearing, we’ll gather for lunch at a nearby restaurant – please RSVP to Lainey Titus at LTitus@mnarn.org or 781-830-5740 if you will be attending.  
 
Directions
 

Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital 309 Belmont Street Worcester, MA 01605
 
Coming From: Boston
Take the Mass. Pike West to Exit 11A (Route 495). Take 495 North to Route 9 West. (Route 9 is the first exit off Route 495). Make sure you take Route 9 WEST toward Westboro-Worcester. Follow Route 9 through Shrewsbury past Spags. You will cross Lake Quinsigamond. After crossing the Lake, you will be in Worcester. Stay on Route 9 straight up the hill through 4 sets of lights, after the 4th set of lights, Worcester Recovery Center and Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital will be on the right across from Piccadilly Plaza. Continue on this road and follow signs.
 
Coming From: Grafton Area
Follow Route 122 toward Worcester. After crossing Route 20, at the next light, about 1/2 mile, turn right onto Sunderland Road. Go under RR Bridge. Turn left onto South Lake Avenue. Follow until you get to the Route 9 stop light. (The lake is on the right and Mr. Tux is on the corner). Turn left onto Route 9 Belmont Street. Follow through 2 sets of lights (Route 9). After 2nd set of lights, the next right will be the entrance to the Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital which is across from Piccadilly Plaza. Continue on this road and follow signs.
 
Coming From: Rhode Island (Blackstone Valley)
Take 146 North toward Worcester. Follow into Worcester. At Brosnitian Square (Route 290 signs) get onto Route 290 East. Follow this to Exit 17. At the top of the exit ramp turn right. Exit says to Leicester-Westboro Route 9. Turn right onto Route 9 Belmont Street. Follow about 1 1/2 miles. The Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital entrance is on the left across from Piccadilly Plaza. Continue on this road and follow signs.
 
Coming From: Fitchburg Area
Take Route 190 South toward Worcester at the merge of Routes 190 and 290. You want 290 East. Take 290 East to the Plantation Street exit. Go down the exit ramp. At the bottom of the ramp turn right. This is Plantation Street. Follow to the stoplight. You will pass U/Mass. Medical Center on your left and Worcester Biotech Park on your right. At the stop light turn right onto Belmont Street (Route 9). Go up the hill straight through the light. The entrance to the Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital is on the right across from Piccadilly Plaza. Continue on this road and follow the signs.
 
Coming From: Boston
Take the Mass. Pike West to Exit 11A (Route 495). Take 495 North to Route 9 West. (Route 9 is the first exit off Route 495). Make sure you take Route 9 WEST toward Westboro-Worcester. Follow Route 9 through Shrewsbury past Spags. You will cross Lake Quinsigamond. After crossing the Lake, you will be in Worcester. Stay on Route 9 straight up the hill through 4 sets of lights, after the 4th set of lights, Worcester Recovery Center and Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital will be on the right across from Piccadilly Plaza. Continue on this road and follow signs.
 
Coming From: The South
Take Route 395 North to Auburn. It will merge with Route 290 East. Follow Route 290 East to Exit 17 (Leicester-Westboro, Route 9). At the top of the exit ramp turn right at the
set of lights onto Route 9 - Belmont Street. Follow approximately 1 1/2 miles. The entrance to the State Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital is on your left, across from Piccadilly Plaza. Continue on this road and follow signs.

Coming From: The North
Take Route 495 South to Route 290 West. Take Route 290 West to Exit 22 (Lincoln Street/Worcester/Shrewsbury). Off the exit ramp turn right. Follow to the second stop light. (the Armory is on your left). Turn left at the light onto Plantation Street. Stay on Plantation Street. You will pass U/Mass. Medical Center on your left and Worcester Biotech Park on your right. At the stop light at the end of Plantation Street turn right up the hill onto Rt. 9 West. Follow straight through the light at the top of the hill. The entrance to the State Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital is on the right across from Piccadilly Plaza. Continue on this road and follow signs.

Coming From: Western Mass.
Take the Mass. Pike West to Exit 10 (Auburn). When you get off at the exit, follows the signs to Route 290 East toward Worcester. Get off at Exit 17 (to Leicester-Westboro, Route 9, Belmont Street). Follow approximately 1 1/2 miles. The entrance to the State Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital is on your left across from Piccadilly Plaza. Continue on this road and follow signs.
 

 

 
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