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Concerned residents, officials, workers and local clergy will begin a vigil today in the lobby of North Adams Regional Hospital as the Deadline Approaches for the Closing of the Hospital Tomorrow

NORTH ADAMS, Mass., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- People will begin gathering at 9 a.m. and expect to hold a vigil throughout the day.  At a community meeting held last night, hundreds of community members came out to voice their opposition to the closing, their resolve to stop it, and their demand that the Governor intervene in this crisis to save the vital health care services provided at North Adams Regional Hospital.  The decision to hold the vigil today came out of that meeting.

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Founded in 1903, the Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United is the largest professional health care organization and the largest union of registered nurses in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Its 23,000 members advance the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the economic and general welfare of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Legislature and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public. The MNA is a founding member of National Nurses United, the largest national nurses union in the United States with more than 170,000 members from coast to coast.

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