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Nurses Week: Safe Staffing Levels a Priority

May 11, 2015

Hawaii Government Employees Association honors and recognizes our more than 1,700 public-sector registered nurses for their dedication and commitment to the people of Hawaii. Their efforts make a positive difference in patients' lives at our public safety-net hospitals, community health centers, long-term care facilities, correctional institutions, educational settings and many other community service programs.

Safe staffing levels are of critical importance. Please remember Alda Ellington, a nurse working in Florida, who was killed in 2001 by a mental patient. A survey cited in a December 31, 2014 article in Scientific American indicated that nearly 80% of nurses had been attacked in the past year.  Click here for full story.

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