Nurses union, hospital agree on contract

Pacific Business News (Honolulu), October 14, 2009 The Hawaii Nurses Association and North Hawaii Community Hospital have reached a tentative agreement on their first contract. Approximately 85 registered nurses at the Big Island hospital joined the union more than a year ago. Details of the new three-year agreement, which would be effective until September 30, 2012, were not disclosed. The hospital’s board of directors will review the agreement at its next meeting in November and the nurses still have to ratify it. The Hawaii Nurses Association represents approximately 4,000 registered nurses statewide. The private, nonprofit North Hawaii Community Hospital, located in Waimea, is managed by Texas-based Quorum Health Resources. All contents of this site © American City Business Journals Inc. All rights reserved.