El Camino Hospital and PRN Announce Agreements to Changes in Registered Nurse Compensation and Benefits

Sep 18, 2012, 18:02 ET from El Camino Hospital

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- El Camino Hospital and the Professional Resource for Nurses (PRN) today announced that they have reached an agreement on changes to the contract for the hospital's registered nurses.    

"This agreement underscores El Camino's commitment to its registered nurses and highlights the effectiveness of the relationship between PRN and the hospital administration and Board of Directors," said Patricia Aleshire Briggs, MS, RN, president of PRN.

The contract includes the following compensation and benefits changes:

  • 100% hospital-paid health benefit coverage for employees and their families for the basic plan for eligible registered nurses (RN) with a work status of 0.5 and above; benefits will be prorated for 0.4 nurses.
  • An enhanced 403(b) match for tenured employees at defined service milestones
  • 12% increase in the paid time off (PTO) accrual cap

Further, El Camino Hospital and PRN will collaborate with SEIU in the development of a robust employee wellness initiative and work together to encourage employee participation in the program. 

"We are pleased to have reached an agreement with PRN and respect their spirit of collaboration throughout this process," said Tomi Ryba, chief executive officer of of El Camino Hospital.  "We look forward to increased partnership in the coming year on the hospital's wellness initiative that will enable our nurses to participate in a variety of health screening and wellness programs." 

About El Camino Hospital
El Camino Hospital is an acute-care, 443-bed, not-for-profit and locally governed organization with campuses in Mountain View and Los Gatos, Calif.  In addition to state-of-the-art emergency departments, key medical specialties include heart and vascular, cancer care, urology, orthopedic and spine, neuroscience, genomic medicine, and the only Women's Hospital in Northern California.  The hospital is recognized as a national leader in the use of health information technology and wireless communications, and has been awarded the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center as well as back-to-back ANCC Magnet Recognitions for Nursing Care.

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SOURCE El Camino Hospital