Uploaded: Friday, July 27, 2000 5:30
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STANFORD AND PACKARD HOSPITALS
REACH TWO-YEAR CONTRACT AGREEMENT WITH CRONA NURSES' UNION
STANFORD (July 27, 2000)
- Officials at Stanford Hospital and Clinics (SHC) and Lucile Salter Packard
Children's Hospital (LPCH) announced today that the hospitals have reached
a two-year contract agreement with the Committee for the Recognition of
Nursing Achievement (CRONA), the union representing the medical center's
1,700 registered nurses.
The federal mediator's recommended
settlement was ratified by CRONA's members during a vote today. The hospitals
had already agreed to accept the settlement, which ends a 50-day strike
by the nurses' union.
"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.
"Our nurses contribute significantly
to providing the quality care for which our hospitals are known. We look
forward to their return," stated LPCH CEO Chris Dawes.
Mitchell and Dawes emphasized
that the two hospitals will continue to offer full services as CRONA nurses
are transitioned back into their jobs.
Hospital officials will be meeting
with CRONA representatives on Friday to discuss the nurses' return to
work. It is expected that the CRONA nurses will return to the hospitals
during the next week.
Patients or community members
who have questions regarding hospital services can call the hospitals'
information lines at (650) 498-4847 (LPCH) or (650) 723-7167 (SHC) or
visit the web site at http://medcenter.stanford.edu/nurseupdate.