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North Adams Regional Hospital Sends in PoliceTo Evacuate All Personnel and Occupiers; The Hospital Emergency Department Will Close Within the Hour, Says Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United

Northern Berkshire County Will Have NO Access to Health Care Services as the State Abandons Those in Need

NORTH ADAMS, Mass., March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This decision comes after MNA officials had met with hospital management and we were told that care in the ED was perfectly safe and there were enough supplies to operate the service through the weekend. 

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This is a travesty for the community and workforce of Northern Berkshire County.  In response efforts are being made to step up the occupation of the hospital, and for increased calls for intervention by the Governor and others to address this public health crisis. 

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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