Next week, the Massachusetts Senate will be debating a major initiative intended to reduce health care costs. As the debate begins, we need to remind our State Senators that cost savings must be made without harming patients and a key way to do that is to prevent the use of mandatory overtime as a staffing tool.
Banning Mandatory Overtime will protect patients and help reduce costs:
Please call your State Senator TODAY at 617-722-1455 and ask that he/she support Senator Rush’s amendment to ban Mandatory Overtime.
“My name is _______________ and I am calling to urge Senator _______________
to support Senator Rush’s amendment to health care payment reform that will ban the dangerous practice of Mandatory Overtime in hospitals. Requiring nurses to work far beyond their scheduled shifts is not only dangerous for patients, but costly for hospitals. I hope we can count on your support for this amendment. Thank you.