Nurses Celebrate National Nurses Week by Uniting to Protect Patient Care

The Supreme Court heard arguments in March from those who oppose the law as well as those who uphold it, and a ruling is expected in June. Nurses across the country are educating patients and the communities they serve on the facts about the law, its benefits and how it’s been implemented. 

National Nurses Week is a recognition and celebration of the importance of nurses to their patients and their communities. RN Linda Boch of Maryland comes from a long line of nurses. She says nurses are the voice for their patients when they can’t speak up for themselves.

“Nurses Week reminds us that together we can advocate stronger and more unified on behalf of our patients, and that includes fighting for the Affordable Care Act to make sure that it stays in place and even gets better.”

Denise Glass also works in Miami as a nurse and says that, in just two years since its passage, the Affordable Care Act is improving care, improving patient’s lives, and making it easier for nurses to give their patients the care they need.

“It’s going to help make our jobs much easier, so nurses are going to actually be able to get back to the bedside and do the hands-on care that we love to do.”

National Nurses Week is celebrated each year from May 6 through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.

Molina, Boch and Glass are all members of the Nurse Alliance of SEIU.

Little Creek Casino Intros New CEO

“The Squaxin Island Tribe is committed to honoring Mother Earth and the respect and protection of all people,” said Starr. “Tribal members do this exceptionally well, which is evident in their commitment to excellence. Little Creek Casino guests find this dedication throughout the resort with our superb amenities, attention to detail, customer service and commitment to supreme hospitality. It’s an extreme honor to lead Little Creek during its journey as a premier resort destination.”

Starr was previously Senior Vice President and COO of Fontainebleau Resorts-Las Vegas and Miami Beach, Florida. Before joining Fontainebleau, Michael was with the Mandalay Resort Group for 15 years, where he opened Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition, the 1980 graduate of University of Las Vegas Nevada played an instrumental role in the expansion and renovation of Circus Circus Las Vegas and Luxor Las Vegas.

For more information on Little Creek Casino Resort please visit or call 1-800-667-7711.

About Little Creek Casino Resort

Owned and operated by the Squaxin Island Tribe, Little Creek Casino Resort features nearly 190 finely appointed rooms, seven dining choices, and authentic Indian art decorating the atrium-style main lobby area, which is built with wood, stone and glass. More than 1,000 slot machines and table games await casino guests, including poker, blackjack, craps, roulette and Texas Hold-Em. Top-quality, live entertainment — comedy, music and other shows — perform in Skookum Creek Event Center, which hosts business and other events for up to 2,000 guests.

Washington’s Lottery Releases First Licensed Professional Football Scratch Ticket

Non-winning tickets can be entered into a second-chance drawing, giving football fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to win the ultimate football experience. Washington's Lottery will send one lucky winner and a friend to Miami to experience the two biggest games of the year. For the first time ever, both will be played in the same city, making this the ultimate prize for football fans.

"We are proud to extend our partnership with Washington's Lottery into a fun, co-branded game for fans," said Ron Jenkins, Seahawks Vice President of Corporate Partnerships. "Seahawks Winning Play features an exciting prize structure and will help generate funds for important state programs."

Second-chance drawing details; one lucky player will win the following:

  • Two (2) tickets to the BIG GAME on Sunday, January 31, 2010
  • Two (2) tickets to the REALLY BIG GAME on Sunday, February 7, 2010
  • Round-trip coach airfare for two (2) from Seattle to Miami
  • One double occupancy hotel room for nine (9) nights
  • Approximate value of package: $12,000
  • Entry deadline: Tuesday, January 12, 2010
  • Drawing: Tuesday, January 19, 2010


The partnership resulted after a vote from the National Football League allowing teams and lottery groups to align.



Since 1982, Washington's Lottery has generated more than $2.5 billion to important state programs, including education construction, stadium debt reduction, economic development and problem gambling prevention and treatment. In FY '09 Washington's Lottery contributed more than $115 million to state programs. Washington's Lottery is deeply committed to making sure every Lottery dollar counts when it comes to supporting vital state programs. Washington's Lottery offers consumers several types of games: Mega Millions, Lotto, Hit 5, Match 4, The Daily Game, Daily Keno, and Scratch. For more information, visit