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Why It Matters

The hospital industry has embraced a “bigger is better” Wall Street approach to health care that is putting profits ahead of patients – ahead of its mission of caring for patients and communities. 

While hospitals in Massachusetts have posted profits in excess of $1 billion, they are using our taxpayer dollars to pay their CEOs enormous salary and benefit packages, cutting needed services and forcing their nurses to care for too many patients at one time, which is putting patients and communities at risk. 

In response to this patient safety crisis, The Committee to Ensure Safe Patient Care is promoting two ballot initiatives that will dramatically improve patient safety in Massachusetts hospitals.  The Hospital Profit Transparency and Fairness Act will ensure that your taxpayer subsidies are being used for health care as intended and that patients and communities have access to the care and services they need, while The Patient Safety Act will ensure patients are safe when they receive care in the hospital.   

So the next time you or a loved one are admitted to a hospital for a medical issue – JUST ASK (how are my taxpayer dollars being used to ensure I receive the care I need? And how many other patients will my nurse will be caring for today?)  It could save your life!

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Just Ask About Patient Safety Editorial: Regulators need to approve reopening of emergency room at North Adams Regional Hospital (#NARH) quickly: http://www.masslive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2014/04/editorial_regulators_need_to_a.html

Posted Friday April 18, 2014 via Facebook

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Just Ask About Patient Safety "The demise of the North Adams Regional — which went in and out of bankruptcy over the past six years as patient numbers declined — is the latest gut punch taken by this economically depressed city of about 14,000 people on Massachusetts' western edge. The hospital not only allowed easy access to medical care, it was also the city's largest employer, with more than 500 jobs. Even before the hospital went dark, the North Adams unemployment rate — at 8.7 percent — was already two percentage points above the state average."

Posted Thursday April 17, 2014 via Facebook