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(Lansing, MI) – Michigan Nurses Association members at Sparrow Hospital have overwhelmingly voted to ratify a three-year contract that improves RN staffing, strengthens safety measures at the hospital and preserves essential health care for workers.
The Professional Employee Council of Sparrow Hospital (PECSH) is an affiliate of the Michigan Nurses Association that represents about 2,300 Registered Nurses and healthcare professionals at the hospital.
PECSH/MNA members’ previous contract expired Oct. 30, 2017. Members reached a tentative agreement with the hospital on Dec. 21 and voted on it over two days this week, with results tabulated late Friday night. The new contract lasts three years and goes into effect immediately, retroactive to Oct. 31.
“The nurses and healthcare professionals of Sparrow Hospital are pleased to have a contract and move forward to improve patient safety and provide the best care possible at all times,” said Jeff Breslin, RN, president of PECSH/MNA. “Our members have stayed united throughout this process because we are all committed to the same thing, and that is putting patients first at all times. Mid-Michigan residents can continue to count on us when they, or their families, need to seek treatment.”