Fired nurses accuse Fairview Southdal...

Fired nurses accuse Fairview Southdale Hospital of age discrimi...

There are 106 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jul 30, 2008, titled Fired nurses accuse Fairview Southdale Hospital of age discrimi.... In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina is facing a federal age-discrimination complaint because it is firing 25 nurses - and 23 of them are older veteran nurses.

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Kathy

Olive Hill, KY

#107 May 16, 2009
Outraged in Victoria wrote:
I am outraged that the management of Fairview Southdale Hospital wouldn't allow the LPN's to naturally weed themselves out over time and discontinue hiring any new LPNs going forward. With the average age being 57 years old means the LPN's would eleminate themselves rather quickly. It appears Fairview Southdale got a bug up their butt and wanted to start this all new 100% RN facility NOW without any concern for the LPN's that have committed an average of 22 years of service to this Hospital and community. If the Hospital has no compassion for their loyal employees, how sincere is their compassion for their patients? Fairview Southdale Hospital is wrong!
Thank God,someone actually knows what they are talking about! I am really sick of people commenting on things they know nothing about. I have worked with many Physicians,RNs and LPNs over the years, and let me tell you,letters behind your name don't mean anything. It's just like any other profession, you have your good and your bad Drs;Rns,and LPNS.
Common_Man

Sioux City, IA

#108 May 18, 2009
Nursing Jobs are not safe from 'foreign imports'.

April 26, 2009

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20090426/BU ...

"Legislation is to be filed this week in Congress to open up 60,000 more visas for nurses and physical therapists over the next three years. It is being strongly backed by international staffing companies, such as HCCA International, a Nashville-based medical staffing agency that spun off years ago from the HCA hospital chain."

HCAA spends $30,000+ to ‘import’ each foreign nurse.

These recruiters make their profit by recruiting from the ‘Nurse Factories’ of India and the Philippines. The Philippines cranks out 132,000 ‘to be exported’ nurses annually.

Step Up--Be Heard--Save Our JOBS!!!!!
do the job

United States

#109 May 19, 2010
if they are too old to do the job......send them on their way or retrain them for another type of work
vlipford

Ferndale, MI

#111 Apr 15, 2013
I am a LPN, licensed in both states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. I know for sure that employers all over America are fazing out LPNs and request RNs and many employers nowadays request BSN. My question for all including employers, knowing that this is happening to LPNs, why are their so many LPN programs opening all over the place and recruiting new students for the technical schools that are open? Why is this allowed if these technical schools are aware that there's hardly any place in the workforce for LPNs? All the hard work that LPNs went through in schools, the studying, exams and dealing with instructors with psychiatric programs and trauma from when they were in school; this is madness. And where are the state leagues for LPNs to fight for us like the leagues for RNs? Why are employers allowed to ask for at least 1-2 years of recent experience knowing that people have been laid off for that amount of time? Why are employers allowed to look up people's personal credit report especially if the position doesn't entail finances/money? How is this allowed in today's society and absolutely nobody is doing anything about it but instead, people want to boycott b------- ass causes that have nothing to do with someone's livelihood?

Since: Apr 13

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#112 Jun 27, 2013
"My question for all including employers, knowing that this is happening to LPNs, why are their so many LPN programs opening all over the place and recruiting new students for the technical schools that are open?"

-i've been asking the same question for so long
Linda

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

#113 Dec 14, 2016
James wrote:
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Where do you get your information from on the wages? More importantly, your information on Fairview not taking patients that don't have insurance is absolutely false. All hospitals take patients with no insurance. In the emergency rooms it is state (and maybe Federal) law that you cannot turn people away due to not having insurance. I've never seen Fairview's books but I do work there and they take tons of people with no insurance. They lose millions of dollars every years (all large hospitals do) due to this. And they have great programs to help those with no insurance. So saying that they don't take people with no insurance is just false. A question for everyone. Who would you rather have treating you? A registered nurse that is more recently out of school that had been trained more and more recently in medical technology and education or an LPN that has been an LPN for years and years (I know many that have there for 45 years). Not 45 years old. Been there working as an LPN for 45 years. LPNs simply are not educated to the level of the RNs. I'd want the person that is up to date and better educated.
Experience is the best teacher and education is not something that stops when you graduate from school. You are a fool if you think an RN fresh out out of school is more " up to date in medical technology" than a veteran LPN of 20 plus years . Did you know that LPNs have to take continuing education classes to maintain their licenses? Give me that veteran LPN any day. The moral thing to do is let these LPNs finish their careers and eliminate the role by attrition . It's about saving money for the hospital and it's pure silliness that all of a sudden theses veteran LPNs are no good. You're a fool if you think otherwise.

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