The California Nurses Association said its members have voted overwhelmingly to ratify a four-year agreement with San Francisco-based Dignity Health.
Dignity said the agreement covers nearly 10,500 nurses at 27 facilities in California and 1,200 at the three St. Rose Dominican Hospital campuses in Nevada.
CNA officials said key features of the contract include guarantees of no reduction in health coverage, expanded guaranteed pensions and retiree health benefits and establishment of a new RN Accident Prevention Program providing supplemental insurance protection for nurses injured in workplace violence or by needle-stick accidents.
Dignity Health bills itself as one of the nations five largest health care systems, with a 21-state network of nearly 11,000 physicians, 56,000 employees and more than 300 care centers, including hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging centers, home health and primary care clinics.
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