Sign the open letter to Gary Kaplan, CEO of Virginia Mason, expressing your concerns about the proposed Joint Operating Company between CHI and VM. Let him know that cutting essen­tial services to our patients will have a detri­mental effect on our commu­nity, partic­u­larly for the elderly, POC, women, and LGBTQ+ individ­uals.

Sign the open letter

As an RN at Virginia Mason, you have a right to sign this open letter without fear of retal­i­a­tion. In fact your decision to join with your colleagues in taking this action is protected under federal labor law. It’s time to take this action together and support the culture of care our patients deserve and the commu­nity has come to expect of VM. Let’s take this stand together!


Nurses recog­nize the impor­tance of proper nurse to patient ratios in order to provide safe care. WSNA has received many complaints from our members about chronic short staffing issues at Virginia Mason. We know this is not safe for you or your patients.

Advocate for yourselves and for your patients by filling out an Assign­ment Despite Objec­tion form every time you or your unit is suffering from short staffing issues. It takes less than 5 minutes to complete and is your only legal protec­tion against unsafe working environ­ments.

Online ADO form

Always fill out the form online to ensure a record is sent to your union reps as well as leader­ship. As always, reach out to your unit rep, officers or WSNA Nurse Rep if you have any questions or concerns. 

Jane Hill Little-John, RN, Local Unit Chair
Kari Benning, RN, Local Unit Co-Chair

Arlene Alba, RN, Local Unit Secre­tary
Suzanne Baek, RN, Local Unit Secre­tary
Susan Dunn, RN, Griev­ance Officer
Jamie Williams, Griev­ance Officer

Michelle Moore, RN, WSNA Nurse Repre­sen­ta­tive