Northside Medical Center Responds to Strike Threat
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – ValleyCare Health System of Ohio responded moments ago to the threat of a strike by nurses at Northside Medical Center with a lengthy statement setting forth management's positions on the issues under negotiation.
Thursday night members of the Youngstown General Duty Nurses Association voted to authorize union negotiations to issue Northside Medical Center a 10-day strike notice.
ValleyCare is the Mahoning Valley-based unit of Community Health Systems, a for-profit company based in tennesee that operates 135 hospitals in 29 states.
The issue that matters most of all is the quality of care provided for our patients. That is always going to be our first priority. Our employees are trusted partners in the delivery of quality care. We need them. We appreciate them. And, we genuinely want our employees to feel respected and valued. We will continue to strive to provide a rewarding work environment, competitive wages and benefits, and the tools our employees need to deliver great care.
SOURCE: Northside Medical System
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