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Lt. Gov. Quinn Backs Patient Care Reforms
Date:9/16/2008

Coalition Launched to Lobby for Improved Nurse Staffing in Hospitals

CHICAGO, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lieutenant Governor Pat Quinn announced his support for state legislation that would increase the number of nurses at the bedside in Illinois hospitals. Speaking at a press conference called by the RN2RN Network, a statewide organization of nurses, Quinn called on Illinois lawmakers to take action to protect patients.

"Given estimates that medical errors cause as many as 195,000 deaths a year, it's clear we have a crisis. Improving nurse staffing will help reduce medical errors, resulting in fewer patient deaths, reduced complications and shorter hospital stays," stated Quinn. "That's why I'm urging lawmakers to pass safe nurse staffing legislation in order to ensure that every hospital in Illinois is adequately staffed and patients get the nursing care they need."

The RN2RN Network has coordinated lobbying for House Bill 392, sponsored by State Representative Mary Flowers (D-31), which sets minimum safe nurse staffing levels. The Network, along with Citizen Action/Illinois, the Champaign County Health Care Consumers and Women Employed, also announced the launch of the Coalition for Safe Patient Care. The Coalition will bring together citizen groups, elected officials, patient advocates and physicians to work for passage of the safe nurse staffing bill.

"Next January we will be back in Springfield with more nurses, patients, health care reform advocates and enlightened elected leaders like Pat Quinn," said Tina DeVito, spokesperson for the R2N2Network. "I'm confident that working together, we will be able to make the case for better nurse staffing."

"Patient safety has long been a concern of mine. That's why I've sponsored nurse staffing legislation and why I will continue to sponsor this legislation until we win this important reform," said State Representative Mary Flowers.

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