St. Vincent Medical Center nurses reach contract agreement, strike averted

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) — A settlement has been reached between nurses at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center and the company, the Oregon Nurses Association said.

The ONA said the two-year interim contract agreement between nurses and administrators was reached on Friday. He avoids a strike at the hospital.

The ONA said the contract “takes essential steps to improve patient care and safety, raise standards of practice for nurses, keep health care affordable and begin to address the growing nursing staff crisis.” Providence”.

The 1,600 frontline nurses at St. Vincent Medical Center will vote on the contract in the coming weeks. If approved, the agreement takes effect immediately.

Nurses at St. Vincent Medical Center voted to authorize a strike in May. Nurses at Providence Milwaukie Hospital and Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center authorized strikes on Friday. The ONA said it was ready for another round of negotiations in those hospitals.

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center released the following statement on the agreement:

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