MNA NewsScan, July 3, 2012: Mercy to expand; CA nurses strike; 4th Fun

3 Jul

HEALTH CARE

$22M Project Will Expand Mercy Hospital    The new 120,000 square-foot building will feature the Virginia Piper Cancer Insitute, as well as specialty care, outpatient surgery services and obstetrics/women’s care.  The four-story building will be across the street from Mercy, connected by a skyway.

GlaxoSmityKline Settles $3B Health Care Fraud Case  GSK targeted the antidepressant Paxil to patients under age 18 when it was approved for adults only, and it pushed the drug Wellbutrin for uses it was not approved for, including weight loss and treatment of sexual dysfunction, according to an investigation led by the U.S. Justice Department.

NOTES ON NURSING

3500 Sutter Nurses Strike Today  Registered  nurses at seven Alameda and San Mateo county hospitals operated by the Sutter  corporation will begin a one-day strike Tuesday morning, once again protesting a  long list of concession demands that they say would undermine patient care  protections as well as health and living standards for the RNs.

MNA Northland Flood Fund  – We’ve made it easy to help our colleagues who have been impacted by the recent floods.  Donate Here.

The ACA:  How the Supreme Court Ruling Affects Nurses   The Affordable Care Act has far-reaching implications, a number of which directly affect nurses, nursing education, and nursing care. Since March 2010 the ACA has given nurses and other health care professionals a historic opportunity to improve the health of millions of Americans.

4th FUN & SAFETY  

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