Uploaded: Friday, July 27, 2000 5:30 AM

Stanford Nurses approve contract

In a very close vote, the members of the Committee for the Recognition of Nursing Achievement (CRONA), the union representing the Stanford Hospital's 1,700 registered nurses approved a two-year contract that will send them back on the job. The vote ended the 50-day strike by the nurses' union.

The union needed 810 votes to approve the contract that received 825 votes from members.

"We are very pleased our nurses will be back to work as an integral part of our patient care team," said Malinda Mitchell, CEO of SHC.

Hospital officials will be meeting Friday with CRONA representatives to discuss the nurses' return to work.

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