Minnesota Hospital association

Minnesota Hospital Association against staffing levels bill

Minnesota Hospital Association is against a house bill in the state legislature that implements nurse staffing ratios.

MINNESOTA (KVRR) — Keep Nurses at the Bedside Act would create committees made up of health care workers and management to set staffing levels on a unit-by-unit basis depending on a hospital. It puts a maximum on the number of patients for a nurse. The C-E-O of the M-H-A says there are already at least five thousand openings for nurses…

HealthPartners Furloughs 2,600 Employees

HealthPartners employs about 26,000 people.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP)–Another prominent health care provider is furloughing 2,600 employees as the coronavirus cuts into revenue. HealthPartners, the second-largest nonprofit group in the state, operates seven hospitals, dozens of clinics and a health insurance business. COVID-19 has eliminated elective surgeries and created some financial challenges for health care groups. Earlier this month Minnesota‚Äôs largest nonprofit group, the Mayo Clinic,…