DePasquale discusses nursing home audit update, calls for more action

DePasquale discusses nursing home audit update, calls for more action

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale joined Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine to discuss his findings from a special report that followed up on his 2016 audit of oversight of nursing homes by the Department of Health. 

DePasquale stated that there have been a number of improvements in the state, but there is still a lot that needs to be addressed, including the issue of nurse shortages, before there is a wave of baby boomers taking over nursing homes.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
VIDEO: Legislators, nurses and advocates join to support safe staffing levels

VIDEO: Legislators, nurses and advocates join to support safe staffing levels

On Wednesday afternoon a group of legislators, nurses and others joined to support safe staffing levels for nurses in hospitals. 

New legislation House Bill 867 and Senate Bill 450 were introduced by Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks) and  Sen. Maria Collett (D-Montgomery) that would call attention to the patient care crisis that is occurring due to hospitals being short staffed. 

Rep. Stephen Kinsey (D-Philadelphia) joined along with other legislators to speak out on the importance of the measures. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Philly Dems rally with nurses for “safe staffing”

Philly Dems rally with nurses for “safe staffing”

On Thursday, outside of two major Philadelphia hospitals, nurses protested working conditions and asked for a new contract from their new owners. Local politicians joined the nurses in support. 
Thursday, January 3, 2019/Author: Anonym
Categories: Philadelphia
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