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Cindy Lyon

With the coronavirus pandemic still not at its peak, local hospitals are doing the best they can to deal with all the cases.  But what is that like for those on the front line and their families?

WEMU's Lisa Barry talks to Cindy Lyon, the mother of 25 year-old Michigan Medicine ER nurse Christy Lyon, about their "new reality," now that she is working directly with patients infected or potentially infected with COVID-19.


University of Michigan
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Bargaining will resume Monday on a new contract for some 6,000 nurses working at the University of Michigan hospital.  A special rally and informational picket is planned for Saturday to show support for the nurses' union.


University of Michigan
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The contract covering registered nurses working at the University of Michigan health system has expired, but they remain on the job.  Contract talks are scheduled to resume in one week.


Nurses Rally On Capitol For Safe Patient Care Act

Mar 23, 2017
Nursing
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Hundreds of nurses marched from the Lansing Center to the state Capitol Wednesday.  They want to urge the legislature to introduce a Safe Patient Care Act