Author: Michelle Donovan

Ohio State Nurses Ratify Landmark Agreement with Wexner Medical Center Contract includes patient safety, nurse staffing protections and 18% wage increases

COLUMBUS – The nearly 4,000 nurses with The Ohio State University Nurses Organization, a bargaining unit of the Ohio Nurses Association, ratified a landmark contract with The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center on July 11, 2019. The three-year agreement includes language for safe nurse staffing – a turning point for enhanced patient safety at the …

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Cincinnati Nurses to Hold Solidarity Event in Response to Recent Union Attacks

MEDIA ADVISORY For Immediate Release June 28, 2019 Cincinnati Nurses to Hold Solidarity Event in Response to Recent Union Attacks Nurses, community members stand with union officers WHAT: The 1,700 nurses of the Registered Nurses Association of the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and public allies are holding a rally Friday evening demanding the Medical …

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Health industry in Ohio facing possible changes after former Mt. Carmel doctor charged

Health industry in Ohio facing possible changes after former Mt. Carmel doctor charged. BC6/FOX28 is looking at the potential impact this tragedy could have on the healthcare industry, as families grieve. Kelly Trautner, the Interim CEO of the Ohio Nurses Association, believes this situation will likely have a big impact on the healthcare industry. “I’m …

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Ohio Nurses Association Applauds Introduction of House Bill 144 – Prohibit Overtime Work for Nurses as a Condition of Employment

Ohio Nurses Association Applauds Introduction of House Bill 144 – Prohibit Overtime Work for Nurses as a Condition of Employment Bill addresses safe patient care, would make Ohio 19th state to outlaw mandatory overtime for nurses COLUMBUS – House Bill 144, sponsored by Representative Don Manning (R-New Middletown) and introduced on March 19, 2019, aims …

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Changing the title of veterinary technician to veterinary nurse would undermine title protections and the “practice of nursing” that have been secured through Ohio’s state statute. 

The Ohio Nurses Association testified in opposition of House Bill 501 of the 132nd General Assembly- a bill aimed to change the title of registered veterinary technician to registered veterinary nurse. ONA feels so strongly regarding title protections that we have drafted language we hope to introduce as an amendment to the state budget that …

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