fairview southdale hospital is laying off all of their 23 lpn's as of 9/5/08. here is a article regarding this layoff. http://www.twincities.com/crime/ci_10049562 fired nurses accuse fairview southdale hospital of age discrimination hospital accused of age discrimination against 'old lpns' by jeremy olson
firstname.lastname@example.org article last updated: 07/30/2008 11:46:13 pm cdt 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. the firings eliminate the remaining licensed practical nurses, or lpns, from the edina hospital as it moves to a model using only registered nurses, or rns. while many hospitals are going in this direction, the fired lpns believe fairview grew impatient because they weren't retiring as quickly as anticipated. "they want to get rid of these old lpns, so they're going to come up with any reason they can think of," said bob crock, an lpn at fairview southdale for 16 years. the lpns received termination notices this week but have known for more than a month that their jobs were in jeopardy. a memo on 2008 nurse staffing said fairview southdale would switch to all registered nurses, who have more training than lpns and more ability under state law to treat patients and administer medications.
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