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Nurses say cuts, security issues make it hard to keep hospital staff
Ventura County Star

Police say the man from Lancaster, drunk, nude and covered in his own blood, grabbed scissors and threatened two emergency room nurses at the Ventura County Medical Center on the Fourth of July. It was an extreme example of the kind of incident county nurses say happens too often.

“Most of us have been verbally and physically assaulted,” VCMC emergency room nurse Lorraine Sandoval told the Ventura County Board of Supervisors Tuesday as 70 nurses filled the meeting room to complain that proposed benefit cuts could make it harder to find and keep nurses.