Appalachian Regional Healthcare nurses ratify contract

Jillian Ogawa, Lexington Herald-Leader, December 23, 2007 Nurses who
had been on strike for nearly three months ratified a new contract with
employer Appalachian Regional Healthcare. “This three-month long strike
has been tough on everybody, and we’re anxious to get back to work,”
said Pat Tanner, chief negotiator for the Kentucky and West Virginia
nurses associations. “And to help ARH rebuild and ... to bring the
patients and communities that we care about back to the safe, quality
patient care.” Voting occurred Friday and Saturday at the nine ARH
hospitals in Kentucky and West Virginia, and the latest round of
negotiations occurred over eight days in Lexington, Tanner said. ... Appalachian