Appalachian Regional Healthcare nurses in West Virginia, Kentucky approve new 3-year contract

Associated Press, April 20, 2011 Charleston - Appalachian Regional Healthcare says a contract covering more than 750 registered nurses in Kentucky and West Virginia has been ratified. Appalachian says in a news release that nurses represented by the Southern United Nurses approved the new three-year contract Tuesday. The nonprofit health care system didn't provide details. The new contract is effective May 1. Appalachian Regional Healthcare operates nine hospitals in West Virginia and Kentucky. It also operates physician practices, home health agencies, HomeCare Stores and retail pharmacies.