Radio Free Vermont: Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Fletcher Allen Nurses Question Hiring Announcement

"Fletcher Allen nurses question the hospital's assertion that it hired 113 nurses"
About 80 nurses attended Tuesday's annual meeting of the hospital's board of trustees. Jennifer Henry, a Fletcher Allen nurse and president of the Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals, said a recent Fletcher Allen news release announcing the hiring of 113 nurses misled the public.
"The hospital hired 58 new nurses, the others were (Fletcher Allen) nurses who increased their hours, some by as little as four hours per week," Henry said. "Saying we hired 113 nurses gives the public a false sense that the issue of safe staffing at Fletcher Allen has been solved."

Electors Officially Give Vermont's Three Votes To Kerry

"Vermont's three electors are Billi Gosh of Brookfield, Paul Highberg of Woodstock, and Jeffry Taylor of Clarendon"

(Editor's Note: Jeffry Taylor? An elector? The man is a hard-core socialist / wanna-be commie. Who is the a-hole who made him an elector?)

Vermont Guard chief says poor planning led to shortages

"The commander of the Vermont National Guard says she's frustrated that some soldiers are being sent into Iraq without all the equipment they need. Maj. Gen. Martha Rainville says the military didn't adequately plan for the war in Iraq."