Mon June 10, 2013
Breaking: Santa Fe nurses file complaint with state regulators over Christus St. Vincent
The union representing nurses at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center has just filed a complaint with state regulators over nurse staffing levels at the hospital. They say the hospital's administration has ignored nurses' concerns that staffing levels are too low to ensure patient safety.
The issue has been brewing for years. Today, union representatives say they filed with regulators several years worth of documentation to support their claim.
Some prominent national studies show a direct correlation between adequate nurse-staffing levels and patient mortality rates.
KSFR News is following this story and will have more details on the At Noon newshour.