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Charlene Richardson

Associate Director Nursing

Massachusetts Nurses Association

Direct Phone: (781) ***-****       

Email: c***@***.org

Massachusetts Nurses Association

340 Turnpike Street

Canton, Massachusetts 02021

United States

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The MNA is among the first state nurses associations to create and operate an occupational health and safety program. more

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Background Information

Employment History

OSM and Resource Nurse

Cambridge Health Alliance

Emergency Room Nurse

Beverly Hospital

Emergency Room

Lahey Clinic Inc

Web References (18 Total References)


New staff strengthens MNA's grassroots lobbying efforts

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Brian Maloney, Charlene Richardson

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Charlene Richardson, Region 4 community organizer
On May 21, Charlene Richardson, a registered nurse with more than 15 years of bedside experience, joined the MNA's division of legislation and governmental affairs as the Region 4 community organizer.
Richardson has worked at Beverly Hospital for almost all of her career and her professional nursing experience has included time working on a variety of floors, including the surgical unit, med/surg pediatrics, the ER and the PACU. During this time she also had the opportunity to be an active MNA member, working with her bargaining unit and with the MNA on key legislative issues, particularly those related to workplace violence.
In 2005, Richardson was presented with the MNA's Kathryn McGinn Cutler Advocate for Health and Safety Award. The honor was given in recognition of her advocacy work following a horrific and tragic incident that involved her being attacked by an
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"I have had a long history with the MNA," said Richardson, "and I'm looking forward to being here for the members the way they've been here for me."


BOSTON - Life changed completely for ...

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BOSTON - Life changed completely for Charlene Richardson the day she was brutally assaulted by a patient she was treating in the emergency room of Beverly Hospital.

"I don't think I'll ever be the same," she said.
Richardson was one of about 40 hospital nurses at the Statehouse yesterday afternoon showing support for a bill that would make assaulting a health care worker on duty a specific crime with its own set of penalties.
Since she was assaulted in March 2003, the registered nurse has spent her time advocating for a law that would support her and other nurses while they help patients.
Richardson hopes an existing law that protects emergency medical technicians against assault from patients would be extended to protect others, including nurses.
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As it is, an assault and battery on a nurse is essentially seen as part of the job and hospitals tend to discourage workers from filing charges, Richardson said.
She had to press charges privately and waited 16 months before her attacker, John Brown, formerly of 100 Washington St., Salem, was convicted. He was sent to jail for 18 months.
"That was the worst for me," Richardson said of her long journey to seek justice.
She has since become an advocate for nurses who have similarly been assaulted while working. A nurse for nearly two decades, Richardson is now associate director of education for the Massachusetts Nurses Association, the state's largest union for registered nurses and health care workers.
Richardson also said the law would help the public. If an ER nurse is away from her duties because of an assault, patients aren't getting care.
After her incident, she would only work in the locked recovery room. She once vowed never to return to the ER.
Working to help others who have been attacked by patients has helped Richardson grow stronger emotionally. Now, she splits her time between the ER and the recovery room.
"Never say never," she said of her return.
Richardson said she would be able to find some semblance of closure about her ordeal once the bill becomes law.


BOSTON - Life changed completely for ...

www.salemnews.com [cached]

BOSTON - Life changed completely for Charlene Richardson the day she was brutally assaulted by a patient she was treating in the emergency room of Beverly Hospital.

"I don't think I'll ever be the same," she said.
Richardson was one of about 40 hospital nurses at the Statehouse yesterday afternoon showing support for a bill that would make assaulting a health care worker on duty a specific crime with its own set of penalties.
Since she was assaulted in March 2003, the registered nurse has spent her time advocating for a law that would support her and other nurses while they help patients.
Richardson hopes an existing law that protects emergency medical technicians against assault from patients would be extended to protect others, including nurses.
...
As it is, an assault and battery on a nurse is essentially seen as part of the job and hospitals tend to discourage workers from filing charges, Richardson said.
She had to press charges privately and waited 16 months before her attacker, John Brown, formerly of 100 Washington St., Salem, was convicted. He was sent to jail for 18 months.
"That was the worst for me," Richardson said of her long journey to seek justice.
She has since become an advocate for nurses who have similarly been assaulted while working. A nurse for nearly two decades, Richardson is now associate director of education for the Massachusetts Nurses Association, the state's largest union for registered nurses and health care workers.
Richardson also said the law would help the public. If an ER nurse is away from her duties because of an assault, patients aren't getting care.
After her incident, she would only work in the locked recovery room. She once vowed never to return to the ER.
Working to help others who have been attacked by patients has helped Richardson grow stronger emotionally. Now, she splits her time between the ER and the recovery room.
"Never say never," she said of her return.
Richardson said she would be able to find some semblance of closure about her ordeal once the bill becomes law.


Massachusetts Nurses Association - News & Events - Charlene Richardson recognized for her ‘exceptional organizing’

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Charlene Richardson recognized for her ‘exceptional organizing’ Massachusetts Nurses Association - News & Events - Charlene Richardson recognized for her 'exceptional organizing'

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Charlene Richardson recognized for her 'exceptional organizing'
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The North Shore Labor Council recently awarded Charlene Richardson, an RN and MNA staffer its "Exceptional Organizing Award" for her work on behalf of the MNA's Patient Safety Act.
Richardson is the former Region 4 community organizer for the MNA's legislative division. She is presently working as an educator in the organization's division of nursing.
As explained during the ceremony by Jeff Crosby, president of NSLC, "Charlene poured her heart and soul into our Labor council and into trying to get this bill passed.
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Richardson was also responsible for making sure that key members of the North Shore community made it into the State House when the bill was up for a hearing. In addition, she was instrumental in lobbying both the House and Senate to get the bill out of various committees and onto the floor for a direct vote.
"The MNA ran a textbook campaign in order to get this bill passed," added Crosby "and the organization could not have had a better person carrying out the field campaign on the North Shore than Charlene ... we are grateful to have had her as a participant in our labor council and its women's committee."
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Richardson received her award alongside state Sen.


Massachusetts Nurses Association - Legislation & Politics - News - MNA hires new Region 4 community organizer

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Jolly replaces Charlene Richardson, who recently joined the MNA's division of nursing as an educator.

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"We think he is extremely well-positioned to build on the great work that Charlene did in Region 4."

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