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Nurses' Organization To Stage Protests In WV

Reported by: Send eMail Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Dec. 2, 2013 5:55 PM EST
Updated: Dec. 4, 2013 10:39 AM EST

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Nurses Protest
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Ronceverte, Greenbrier County , West Virginia

An organization that represents nurses said nurses will stage protests, calling for action to improve patient safety at two hospitals in West Virginia.

Nurses will be picketing at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center in Ronceverte from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, according to a news release from National Nurses United. A press conference also will be held at Bluefield Regional Medical Center in Bluefield at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

The news release said the protests are part of a larger day of action at seven Community Health systems hospitals, voicing concerns about patient safety and cuts in patient services.

Nurses also are pushing for more economic and workplace fairness, the news release said.



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