Nurses' strikes costly for hospitals

Stephanie Bouchard, Healthcare Finance News, May 3, 2011 Bangor – Hospitals across the country have been rocked by nursing strikes over the last year. The upcoming months show no let up, which means that hospitals will continue to face major disruptions both financial and otherwise. In the last year, nurses went on strike at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital in Pa., Kaiser Permanente’s Los Angeles Medical Center, Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC, and at 14 hospitals in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area, among others. Two strikes are scheduled in Massachusetts this week and a five-day strike is scheduled at Children’s Hospital Oakland, California ... Nurses