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Feb 1, 2022

Nursing vacancies in Maryland have risen 50% since August, officials say

Nursing shortages are still a massive concern for Maryland hospitals.

Feb 5, 2015

Nurses at Law

When a hospital patient dies due to complications from falling out of bed, the cause might seem clear to the plaintiff’s attorney — hospital protocol was breached when the bed’s side rails were left down improperly, for example.

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Oct 7, 2014

Study touts benefits of four-year nursing degree

Hospitals that employ mostly nurses with four-year bachelor’s degrees — as opposed to mostly registered nurses — will likely see improved patient outcomes and reduced costs, according to a new study.

Sep 3, 2014

ANA recommends nursing initiatives

The American Nurses Association, of Silver Spring, has made recommendations to deal with a possible shortage of registered nurses soon. The ANA said the U.S. will need to produce 1.1 million new RNs by 2022 to fill newly created jobs and replace soon-to-be retirees. The organization recommends increased federal funding for nursing education, growth in […]

Jun 2, 2014

Union, hospital clash over reports of layoffs

The ongoing clash between Dimensions Healthcare System and the union representing the system’s hospital workers continued Monday, as union representatives forecast hundreds of layoffs while Dimensions officials brushed aside that claim as nonsense.

Aug 15, 2013

Baltimore County nurses OK contract extension

The Baltimore County Federation of Public Health Nurses has approved a two-year extension of its contract with the county, the county executive’s office announced Thursday.

Mar 11, 2013

Number of male nurses on the rise

FREDERICK — Adam Wiltison worked at a variety of blue-collar jobs to earn his living before he entered the nursing program at Frederick Community College this past year. Wiltison, 24, was a plumber, a cook and in construction. Like others seeking the American dream, he figured higher education would help him cross over to middle-class […]

Apr 17, 2012

Maryland Moment – Nurses’ best friend

Do you like taking photos? The Daily Record wants your photos for print and online. Send us your Maryland Moment. Check out a slideshow of our past Photos of the Day from The Daily Record’s staff photographers.

Mar 20, 2012

Conmed enters Kentucky market

Conmed Healthcare Management Inc., of Hanover, a provider of health care services for correctional institutions, said it has entered the Kentucky market with the award of a contract by Marion County, Ky., to provide correctional health care services for the approximately 300 inmates of the Marion County Detention Center. The contract is effective April 1, […]

Sep 19, 2011

Kaiser Permanente launches community outreach program

Rockville-based Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States, a managed health care organization, announced the start of the Kaiser Permanente Community Ambassador Program, which sends skilled nurse practitioners and physician assistants to selected safety net health clinics throughout the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. After two weeks of orientation and training, the Community Ambas[...]

Jul 5, 2011

Home birth on the rise by a dramatic 20 percent

NEW YORK  — One mother chose home birth because it was cheaper than going to a hospital. Another gave birth at home because she has multiple sclerosis and feared unnecessary medical intervention. And some choose home births after cesarean sections with their first babies. Whatever their motivation, all are among a striking trend: Home births […]

Mar 4, 2011

Nurses at DC’s largest hospital begin strike

WASHINGTON — Nurses at Washington’s largest hospital have begun a one-day strike over wages and patient care. Nurses were protesting outside the Washington Hospital Center on Friday morning. They began the strike at 7 a.m., and it is supposed to last until 7 a.m. Saturday. However, hospital officials say they are planning to lock out […]

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