Nurses organization hails hospital merger decision

Jean Ross, RN, Louisville Courier-Journal, January 16, 2012 As a bedside registered nurse for nearly 40 years, and an elected leader of National Nurses United (NNU), the nation’s largest RN union, I applaud Governor Steve Beshear’s decision to protect University Hospital from privatization by CHI - one of the largest corporate hospital chains in the country. Patients in Louisville can breathe easier knowing that one of the city’s most precious health care resources will remain in the public trust. RNs understand that our obligation to advocate for our patients cannot stop at the bedside. ... Nurses