Nurses at The Brooklyn Hospital Center Ratify New, Three-Year Contract

Sep 14, 2011, 17:21 ET from The Brooklyn Hospital Center

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Brooklyn Hospital Center and the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) have reached an agreement for a new, three-year contract for the hospital's 500 registered nurses.

The announcement was made by The Brooklyn Hospital Center President and CEO Richard B. Becker, MD, who said the extension to the existing contract through September 12, 2011 and the new three-year contract, effective September 13, 2011, were ratified last night.

"We are very pleased to have reached a mutually beneficial agreement that provides our nurses with a highly competitive compensation and benefits package, while maintaining the fiscal responsibility that is vital for the hospital's future," says Dr. Becker. "Our nursing staff provides exceptional care for our patients, and we are grateful for their ongoing support and commitment."

The Brooklyn Hospital Center:

Founded as the borough's first voluntary hospital, The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) has been keeping Brooklyn healthy since 1845.  Today, it is a 464-bed teaching hospital, offering primary and specialized medical care, sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic services, cutting-edge technology, and specialized surgery to nearly 300,000 patients annually.  Located in the heart of Brooklyn's downtown revitalization district, TBHC is a member of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System and the Brooklyn academic and clinical affiliate of Weill Medical College of Cornell University.  TBHC has fully accredited, independent residency programs in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Family Medicine, General Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and trains more than 250 physicians each year.

SOURCE The Brooklyn Hospital Center