Mass. Nurses Union Expresses Concerns Over Ebola Preparedness04:42


The grilling of the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Capitol Hill over mistakes in the handling of Ebola cases in the U.S. takes place as state lawmakers on Beacon Hill hold a hearing Thursday on Massachusetts' readiness for Ebola.

While state officials are expressing confidence, the Beacon Hill hearings come as some Massachusetts nurses express concern. Some say their hospitals have begun Ebola training, but the state's largest nurses union says not all hospitals are ready.

Donna Kelly-Williams, president of the Massachusetts Nurses Association, joins Morning Edition to explain why she believes that Massachusetts is "not doing as well as we should be doing" in preparing hospitals to treat the deadly disease.

This segment aired on October 16, 2014.

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