Skagit Regional Health

Local Unit News

Negotiation Update  (4/9/2014)

Negotiations began on April 8, 2014, between the hospital and WSNA. We presented our initial proposal that your Negotiating Team and WSNA staff created as a result of your survey answers.  We hope that in the next few sessions we will get responses from management as well as their proposals.
The next session is on April 16, 2014.  

To support your team wear Blue on Fridays.
The next Cafeteria Time is scheduled for, April 22, 2014, 11:30am -3:00pm.  
Stop by to say “Hi” and pick up your WSNA buttons, so all of you can “button up”!

Local Unit Contract Negotiations  (4/7/2014)

Contract negotiations are scheduled to begin next Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

The dates we currently have scheduled are:

  • April 8, 2014
  • April 16, 2014
  • May 9, 2014
  • May 16, 2014
  • May 22, 2014
  • May 28, 2014

Your negotiation team members are:
Stephene Swift
John Tweedy
Julie Forkan
Linda Warman
Liz Raynaud
David Hari
Julia Weinberg
Coral Martinson
Doug Robinson

Watch for updates including Local Unit Meetings, and Action Alerts, informing you what you can do to assist in negotiating a FAIR CONTRACT!

Your WSNA/SVH Negotiating Team; John Tweedy, Liz Raynaud, Julie Forkan, Linda Warman, Coral Martinson, David Hari, Julia Weinberg, Doug Robinson
Hanna Welander, Nurse Rep  800-231-8482 ext. 3035

Announcing New Treasurer.. and Free CE Event  (2/14/2014)

Announcing New WSNA Local Unit Officer: Treasurer

Please help us welcome Tami Hoeft as the newly appointed WSNA Treasurer.  Tami works in CCU.
Warm thanks to Mae Nayan for her service as outgoing Treasurer!

Hold the Date!  
Social Media Class, March 11, 2014, 1:30-2:30PM and 4:00-5:00PM

Your Local Unit Officers invite you to attend a free event with 1.0 contact hours, “Social Media:  Is your job in peril over your next Facebook status update?  Your employer is watching!” presented by Nurse Rep Hanna Welander.  Location:  Cascade Conference Room.  

Local Unit Meetings will be held 30 minutes immediately before and after the classes, so from 1:00-1:30PM, 2:30-3:00PM, 3:30-4:00PM, and 5:00-5:30PM.  Hope to see you there!  

Washington State Nurses Association CNEPP (OH-231, 9/1/2015) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

It’s Time to Give Your Input for the Negotiation Survey 2014  (2/4/2014)

The current contract between WSNA and Skagit Regional Health expires May 31, 2014.  This survey is our first step in our preparation for contract negotiations.  Your input is critical to determining our priorities as we head to the bargaining table. It is vital that we know your issues and concerns prior to the start of the negotiations.

Take a moment to complete this survey now, click here. The power of representation comes from the willingness of Registered Nurses to unite.  Our strength is in unity! Remember in order for WSNA to be an effective, strong, and influential voice for you at the negotiation table, we need your membership and involvement.

Changing of the WSNA Nurse Reps  (12/17/2013)

Please join me in welcoming Hanna Welander as your new WSNA Nurse Representative!
Hanna has been a WSNA Nurse Rep for the past 9 years.  She has previously represented the Hospitals and Health Districts in the Northwest Washington region.  Hanna is a knowledgeable professional that I enjoy working with and am sure you will appreciate too.  She can be contacted at:
Hanna Welander, BSN, RN
WSNA Nurse Representative
(206) 575-7979/(800) 231-8482, Ext. 3035
Fax: (206) 575-1908
I have enjoyed working with all of you and know you will be in good hands!

Barbara Friesen, BSN, RN

Founded in 1908, WSNA is the professional organization representing more than 16,000 registered nurses in Washington State. WSNA effectively advocates for the improvement of health standards and availability of quality health care for all people; promotes high standards for the nursing profession; and advances the professional and economic development of nurses.

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The Washington State Nurses Association Continuing Education Provider Program (OH-231, 9-1-2012) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.