Manchin urges nurses, ARH to settle strike

Associated Press, November 14, 2007 West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin
is urging striking nurses and Appalachian Regional Healthcare officials
to settle their dispute. About 630 nurses working at ARH hospitals in
Kentucky and West Virginia walked off the job on October 1 after their
contract expired. The two sides have yet to reach agreement on issues
ranging from pay to staffing. ARH is one of the region's largest health
care providers and owns seven hospitals in Kentucky and two in West
Virginia. ... Manchin