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Saint Francis Healthcare to Hold Ceremony with Governor Markell for HB214

Did you know that 3 in 4 nurses are victims of verbal or physical abuse?

Representative Helene Keeley, D-Wilmington South, recently introduced House Bill 214, a bill that will classify assaults against nurses while performing work-related duties in the state of Delaware as a second degree offense. Assaults against other first responders in Delaware, such as police officers, paramedics, and firefighters, are already classified as second-degree assaults and are punishable up to eight years. Nurses have not had this protection by the law until now. We are so glad our state is finally recognizing nurses and the vital care they give to their patients. Nurses do not deserve to be assaulted for providing necessary care to patients. House Bill 214 is a step in the right direction for nurses. The bill was officially signed into law on June 28.

Saint Francis Healthcare is proud to announce that Delaware Governor Jack Markell and Representative Helene Keeley will be visiting Saint Francis Healthcare on September 15th from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. There will be an official ceremony and signing of House Bill 214 during their visit.