Rice Hospital in Willmar, Minn., mounts opposition to legislative efforts that could result in mandated nurse-to-patient ratios
WILLMAR — Look for Minnesota hospitals to mount vigorous opposition to legislative efforts that could result in mandated nurse-to-patient ratios.
“Bad public policy” was the reaction Wednesday of Michael Schramm, chief executive of Rice Memorial Hospital.
“It hasn’t been demonstrated to improve quality. It’s only been demonstrated to drive up costs,” he said. “We believe that those decisions need to be made at the local level.”
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