PeaceHealth United General Medical Center

Welcome our new officers

Please welcome our new local unit officers

Kayleigh Banks, RNChair
Shannon Lauder, RNCo-Chair and Membership Officer
Robyn Tilton, RNSecretary
Lacen Potter, RNTreasurer (currently on sabbatical)
Dyana Mitchell, RNInterim Treasurer
Lynnet Tomaso, BSN, RNGrievance Officer

Thanks to all of them for stepping up for the benefit of all of us. Many thanks as well to our outgoing officers for their dedication and service.

Questions? Contact WSNA Nurse Representative Sue Dunlap, MSN, RN, COS-C at

New online Staffing Complaint / Assignment Despite Objection (ADO) forms are here

Not getting all of your breaks? Working short staffed or staying late? Feel like you are taking an unsafe patient assignment? Denied earned PTO?

Yes, there is something you can do about this. Fill out a Staffing Complaint / Assignment Despite Objection form today.

  • Nurses are standing together for safe staffing and completing a Staffing Complaint/ADO form is the first step.
  • These forms can help make things better NOW and can help gather needed data as we prepare for contract negotiations.
  • This new online form can be accessed through your phone making it simple and quick.
  • Copies of the submitted online form will automatically be sent to you, your local unit chair, co/vice chair, staffing committee co-chairs, WSNA nurse rep and manager (if you designate).

You can find the online form at For any questions, your nurse representative is here to help. Contact WSNA Nurse Rep Sue Dunlap, RN at or at 206-575-7979, ext. 3005.

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Please welcome our new local unit chair, Zak Thatcher!

Megan Hill has resigned from United and is pursuing her career elsewhere. We wish her all the best and thank her for her service. Upon her resignation, we are excited to welcome Zak Thatcher into the role of local unit chair. Please give her a warm welcome into this role.

In other local unit news, Teresa Huizenga has stepped down as a grievance officer as she is retiring. Join me in thanking her for her service and dedication!

Your local unit officers:

Zak M. Thatcher, BSN, RN - Chair

Kayleigh Banks, RN - Co-Chair

Robyn G. Tilton, RN - Secretary

Lacen K. Potter, RN – Treasurer

Lynnette Tomaso, RN – Grievance Officer

Shannon Lauder, RN – Grievance Officer

Questions? Contact a local unit officer or WSNA Nurse Rep Sue Dunlap at or at 206-575-7979, ext. 3005.

Your local unit invites you to coffee with our rep!

Come meet the local leadership team and meet WSNA Nurse Representative Sue Dunlap. Find out what's new at United and bring your concerns.

The meeting is drop-in style in the cafeteria.
March 12 from 5-8 p.m.
March 13 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Questions? Contact a local unit officer or WSNA Nurse Rep Sue Dunlap at


WSNA nurse representative change

Dear United General WSNA nurses,

Please welcome WSNA Nurse Representative Sue Dunlap, MN, RN, COS-C!

Beginning Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, Sue will be taking over all issues as they arise at PeaceHealth United General Medical Center. I will be assisting Sue with this transition in the coming months as needed.

Sue can be reached at or at 206-575-7979, ext. 3005.

It has been a pleasure working with you over the past several years. I am continuing my work here at WSNA as a nurse representative with new assignments. I will miss you all but know you will be in good hands with Sue.

All my best to you,

Barbara Friesen, MS, BSN, RN
WSNA Nurse Representative

ACU/ICU/Float nurse restructure meeting

WSNA is holding a drop-in meeting regarding the upcoming ACU/ICU/Float nurse restructure:

Date: Oct. 30, 2018
noon to 2 p.m.
Corner Conference Room

Please drop by with any questions or concerns. It is a drop-in meeting and all United General nurses are welcome to attend.

See you there!

Your WSNA Local Unit Officers: Megan Hill, Kayleigh Banks, Lacen Potter, Robin Tilton, Terri Huizenga and Zak Thatcher

Questions? Contact WSNA Nurse Representative Barbara Friesen at or at (206) 575-7979, ext. 3056.

Your new contract was ratified!

Thank you all for coming in to vote on the new contract. We hope to have the final copies online in the next few weeks, but most likely it may be after the holidays. We believe retro pay will be paid out on your Dec. 29th check, although payroll hasn’t yet confirmed if that can be accomplished.

We want to thank the nurses who generously donated their PTO to help offset the loss of income for taking time off to negotiate the contract. We are sincerely touched by your donations.

For those who did not get the opportunity to donate, you still can do so. You can either print the PTO donation form found here and return it to any of the negotiating team members listed below, or you can get a form from one of the members and return it to them.

Please consider donating an hour or two of PTO to this team that worked hard getting you a great contract.

Thank you,

Megan Hill, RN
Surgical Services - Days

Dyana Mitchell, RN
ICU – Days

Robyn Tilton, RN
General Surgery - Days

Lacen Potter, RN
ACU - Evenings

Teri Huizenga, RN
Grievance Officer
Oncology – Days

Zak Thatcher, BSN, RN
Grievance Officer
Emergency - Days