WSNA continues our efforts to advocate for our nurses as we navigate the tragic loss of Yakima Regional Medical Center. Several nurses have brought forward concerns regarding the issues below. If you are aware of other issues not addressed here, please contact your Nurse Repre­sen­ta­tive right away.

PTO
We wanted to assure everyone that WSNA has already filed a claim on behalf of all nurses covered under the bargaining units at Sunny­side, Toppenish, and Regional for your PTO hours. This was done several months ago to provide as much coverage to your PTO banks as possible.

Insur­ance
Astria has agreed to continue insur­ance coverage until the end of the month. We are aware that some nurses have had an issue with prescrip­tions being filled. Astria has reported to us that the issue has already been reported to their insur­ance carriers. If you have been denied prescrip­tion coverage please email your Nurse Repre­sen­ta­tive as soon as possible.

Employ­ment Oppor­tu­ni­ties.
Yakima Valley Commu­nity College has several job openings for nurses wanting to pursue educa­tion roles:

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In Solidarity
Jayson Dick
WSNA Nurse Representative