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    Quincy nurses set one-day strike

    Quincy Medical Center nurses say they will hold a one-day strike on April 11 to protest recent changes to the hospital that they claim create unsafe patient conditions.

    According to a release, a majority of Quincy Medical Center nurses, all members of the Massachusetts Nurses Association, voted to strike after Cerberus-Steward, the owner of Quincy Medical Center since 2011, decided to shut down a 40-bed nursing unit and subsequently lay off 30 nurses.

    Though hospital spokesmen say the changes are in an effort to respond to market demands, nurses say that the switch from in-patient to outpatient services has created chaos in remaining areas of the hospital.

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    The strike will begin at 6 a.m. on Thursday, April 11 and will end at 6 a.m. on Friday, April 12.

    Jessica Bartlett