Michigan nurses file unfair labor complaint against Lansing hospital; NY nurses launch grassroots campaign for staffing ratio bill;

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> The Michigan Nurses Association has filed an unfair labor complaint against Sparrow Hospital in Lansing due to the hospital's plan to close its substance abuse intake unit and move services to the hospital's main campus, according to Michigan Radio. Article

> New York nurses have launched a grass roots campaign to gather support for a staffing ratio bill and two municipalities say they will support them, The Buffalo News reports. Article

> A state investigation has found that staff at Pembroke Hospital, a psychiatric hospital in Massachusetts, acted in a dangerous manner in the care and treatment of a young female patient who later died, according to The Patriot Ledger.  Article

Practice Management News

> New tools have emerged in the fight to close the information gap dogging consumers in the U.S. healthcare marketplace. But according to a recent white paper from the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute, it's going to take buy-in from physician leaders to get those methodologies into wide enough use to move the needle. Article

> In a commentary for the Washington Post about the scourge of the 15-minute office visit, an internist calls for change to prevent time pressure from undermining good care. Article

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