EMMC Staffing Levels Data 

A staffing report published on Eastern Maine Medical Center’s Web site says for the last five months of last year most floors at the hospital were staffed above the national average.But that figure is being disputed by the union for many of the hospital’s nurses.The Maine State Nurses Association says the information is incomplete, misleading and uses outdated information in an attempt to misguide the public.Hospital officials say that’s just not true.”What’s actually happening at EMMC, we are shot. They aren’t paying attention. We have staffing levels that are in the publishing reports that are untrue.””That is our typical staffing models. And what it demonstrates is that we are staffing at or above nationally accepted levels on every shift, every day. We have one incident where we had a slight dip in our staffing levels. That is not our norm, and it was less then one percent of the time.”Nurses have been working without a contract since last September. The two sides are scheduled to return to the bargaining table on Monday.