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Campaign to save psychiatric services at St. Vincent’s in Worcester a success

From the Massachusetts Nurse Newsletter
May 2009 Edition

Congratulations to the MNA nurses at St. Vincent Hospital Center for Psychiatry. Hospital administrators announced on April 22 that they rescinded their closure notice to DPH and that the unit will remain open. Nurses worked very hard to prevent the closure of this unit, lobbying Worcester-area legislators and Lt. Gov. Tim Murray, and their efforts paid off.

Center for Psychiatry nurses meet with state Sen. Jen Flanagan, chair of the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Committee to discuss the need to keep the unit open.   Center for Psychiatry nurses meet with Jim Leary, chief of staff to Lt. Gov. Tim Murray.