Category: ONA News

How Low Staffing Levels Intensify Risk Stressors for Nurses

By David Griffiths, Nurses Services Organization – a benefit partner of the Ohio Nurses Association There’s no denying the strong correlation between nurse staffing levels and patient outcomes. Expected nursing shortages in communities across the country are poised to diminish the number of essential healthcare staff available to serve patients. And that creates stress on …

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Why It’s Difficult To Be a Healthy Nurse

By Lucinda Cave, MSN, RN A healthy nurse as defined by the ANA HealthyNurse™ program is one who actively focuses on creating and maintaining a balance and synergy of his or her health, safety, wellness and live to the fullest capacity physically, intellectually, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. A HealthyNurse™ is a better role model, educator, …

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Everything You Need to Know About Block Grants — The Heart of GOP’s Medicaid Plans

By Shefali Luthra, originally appearing January 24, 2017 on Kaiser Health News President Donald Trump’s administration made explicit this weekend its commitment to an old GOP strategy for managing Medicaid, the federal-state insurance plan that covers low-income people — turning control of the program to states and capping what the federal government spends on it each …

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ONA Members at Alliance Community Hospital Vote To Ratify New Contract

ONA members at Alliance Community Hospital recently voted to ratify a new three year contract that keeps health care premiums affordable for working families. The contract also includes raises of 4.75% over a three year period and provides nurses with the opportunity to achieve paid overtime benefits. In addition, the new contract includes important provisions …

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