I submitted an Editorial to the Star Tribune this morning which will appear in Saturday’s paper revealing my identity. If we are going to use this site to move forward and create change I need to put my name on it to dispell the rumors that this is being done by the hospitals. I started this site on my own to provide us all with a safe place to discuss issues that were burdening us without being attacked. This site far exceeded my expectations of a small chat room….which should tell us all how much we needed it! It has never been my intention to bust the union. I am just hoping we can look at the process and not repeat what we just went through in the coming years.
For the press, there will be no comments to the press from either “anurse” or “glinda” until after this appears in the Star Tribune.
Link to editorial by Pioneer Press: Nurses care. So do hospital bosses.
Star Tribune Editorial: Who started nurse blog?
Now that Penny has gone public I also want to dispel any rumors that Fairview or Fairview IT professionals had anything to do with helping Penny start or maintain this blog. There is one thing that MNA’s facebook posting had right, and one thing only, my name–Dee Richards and where I work. Contrary to what was posted, I am an RN and I have had a long and varied career as a nurse. I do work at Fairview.
The IT professionals named had absolutely nothing to do with this blog and not one person at Fairview was aware that I was involved with it. Every single person that repeated that false information that was irresponsibly posted and allowed to remain on MNA’s official Facebook page owes the IT professionals, Fairview, and the TCH’s a public apology.