MANKATO (TEC News), September 18 – The Mayo Clinic Health System, Mankato and the Minnesota Nurses Association are currently negotiating the issue the MNA feels is “lack of staff.” Yesterday, nurses and staff within that entity, partnered with the MNA, were picketing outside the hospital and Registered Nurse, Tara Lobitz feels it was a good way to make known the issue they want to see changed.
Tara Lobitz 1 : “We’re out here letting the people know in the community that we are fighting for our patients safety. We need more staff so that we can take care of our patients at the quality they need.”
Ryannon Fredrick, Chief Nursing Officer for the southwest region of Mayo Clinic Health System, agrees saying that the needs are important and there is a plan implemented to discussing what the options are:
Ryannon Fredrick 1 : “A patient is not a patient is not a patient. Every patient is different; every patient has individual needs and we’re focusing on driving our staffing decisions based on what those individual patient needs are.”
Updates will become available when a decision is made.