STANFORD, Calif. -- Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and Stanford Hospital & Clinics announced today that they submitted their “Last, Best, and Final” Offer to their nurses’ union, the Committee for Recognition of Nursing Achievement (CRONA). The hospitals have been negotiating in good faith with the union since January to develop a new contract that advances the hospitals’ nursing practices and programs.
“This offer reflects the high regard we have for our nursing staff and our commitment to nursing excellence,” said Martha H. Marsh, President and Chief Executive Officer at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. “Our offer includes a comprehensive package of wage increases, benefit improvements and a new Professional Nurse Development Program that is competitive with nursing excellence at other academic medical centers across the nation.”
Highlights of the Hospitals’ Offer Include:
“We strongly believe that this offer achieves our goal of establishing a generous and comprehensive contract for our nurses that advances nursing practice and programs,” said Christopher G. Dawes, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. “We hope that together we can move forward with this agreement and accomplish our common goal of providing the very best in patient care.”
CRONA represents approximately 2,700 registered nurses at Stanford and Packard Children’s Hospitals. The current contract between CRONA and the hospitals expires today, March 31, 2010.
About Stanford Children’s Health and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford
Stanford Children’s Health, with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford at its core, is the largest Bay Area health care enterprise exclusively dedicated to children and expectant mothers. Long recognized as one of America’s best, we are a leader in world-class, nurturing care and extraordinary outcomes in every pediatric and obstetric specialty, with care ranging from the routine to rare, regardless of a family’s ability to pay. Together with our Stanford Medicine physicians, nurses, and staff, we can be accessed through partnerships, collaborations, outreach, specialty clinics and primary care practices at more than 45 locations in Northern California and 100 locations in the U.S. western region. As a non-profit, we are committed to supporting our community – from caring for uninsured or underinsured kids, homeless teens and pregnant moms, to helping re-establish school nurse positions in local schools. Learn more at stanfordchildrens.org and on our Healthier, Happy Lives blog. You can also discover how we are Building the Hospital of the Future. Join us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.
About Stanford Hospital & Clinics
Stanford Hospital & Clinics, located in Palo Alto, California with multiple facilities throughout the region, is internationally renowned for leading edge and coordinated care in cancer, neurosciences, cardiovascular medicine, surgery, organ transplant, medicine specialties and primary care. Stanford Hospital is an academic medical institution of Stanford University School of Medicine. Throughout its history, Stanford has been at the forefront of discovery and innovation, as researchers and clinicians work together to improve health, alleviate suffering, and translate medical breakthroughs into better ways to deliver patient care. Stanford Hospital & Clinics: Healing humanity through science and compassion, one patient at a time. For more information, visit: StanfordHospital.org