Crozer Chester reaches agreement with unionized nurses

Shannon McDonald,, July 13, 2011 Crozer Chester Medical Center has ratified an agreement with its 700 nurses union employees.

After four meetings yesterday, both sides voted to approve a three-year agreement following the union's authorization of a strike in May.

A key issue for nurses was the nurse-to-patient staffing ratio, and one of the highlights of the new agreement includes a regular review of staffing concerns. Crozer will be required to respond in writing to each suggestion from the Staffing and Professional Development Committee. ... Crozer