Vancouver nurses like Oregon’s new hospital staffing law

Published by THE LUND REPORT on 4/16/24 (Source)

“At times, nurses have to run room to room to provide safe care,” said Didi Gray, a labor and delivery nurse who is a member of the union bargaining team and co-chair of the hospital staffing committee. She said that the hospital would benefit from having the same staffing requirements as Oregon, which apply to nurses and other staff. “Nurses need safe working conditions for patients to have the best health outcomes they deserve.”

That demand and others are likely to be on display Thursday when nurses, represented by the Washington State Nurses Association, hold a picket outside of PeaceHealth Southwest that they say is intended to highlight lack of progress in negotiations.