Nurses at Northside Medical Center Engage in Negotiations With CHS Subsidiary ValleyCare Health Systems
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After working with financially troubled institutions in previous negotiations, the Youngstown General Duty Nurses Association (YGDNA) is hopeful in its efforts to negotiate with an affiliate owned by Fortune 500 Company Community Health Systems (CHS).
Following years of concessionary contracts with their former employer, fiscally troubled Forum Health, registered nurse Eric Williams reports, "We are optimistic to be negotiating with a strong, financially viable employer this time around." Williams is President of Youngstown General Duty Nurses Association (YGDNA), the Ohio Nurses Association local representing the registered nurses at Community Health Systems' Northside Medical Center.
The strong and financially viable CHS purchased Northside Medical Center, Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital, and Trumbull Memorial Hospital to create ValleyCare Health System of Ohio. Along with the ValleyCare facilities, CHS owns, operates, or leases more than 134 hospitals in 29 states, according to the company's website. CHS reported a Net Revenue of $13.6 billion in 2011 and benefits from continued growth and success.
The registered nurse members of YGDNA believe that a successful contract must meet the needs of all involved parties. YGDNA nurses continue to advocate for safe staffing, a safe work environment, quality patient care, and economic and general welfare enhancements commensurate with the values of its registered nurses.
About the Youngstown General Duty Nurses Association
The Youngstown General Duty Nurses Association (YGDNA) continues to advance professional nursing in Ohio in service of quality health care. As a union representing Registered Nurses, YGDNA was established to promote and preserve improvements in employment conditions and standards of professional practice; promote adherence to the Code of Ethics established by the American Nurses Association; and support the overall community in which it operates through volunteering and organizing public health programs and events.
About the Ohio Nurses Association
The Ohio Nurses Association is a member-driven, full-service professional association and is the premier professional organization for Ohio's registered nurses. Organized in 1904 to secure the Nurse Practice Act, the association has been promoting and protecting nurses, the nursing profession and those who receive nursing care for over one hundred years.
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