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Nurses unions in Washington back safe-staffing legislation

Danger reports rise from PeaceHealth Southwest workers

By , Columbian staff writer
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Dangerous assignments are being reported at record rates by hospital workers at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver.

The number of reports made to the Washington State Nurses Association, which represents nurses at PeaceHealth Southwest, rose from 32 in 2019 to 242 in 2020 and 302 in 2021, according to Jayson Dick, the union’s director of labor advocacy.

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