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Government-mandated staffing ratios are the wrong approach (access required)

Nurses are the backbone of hospitals and nursing homes. They have direct contact with patients – implementing doctor’s orders, dispensing medication, using medical equipment, and ensuring that patients receive the best possible care. For 15 consecutive years, nursing has been ranked as the No. 1 most-trusted profession, receiving the highest rankings for ethical standards and ...

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Proposed funding cuts would seriously affect Rochester’s hospitals (access required)

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