ARH nurses approve new contract

WYMT, April 19, 2011 Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) registered nurses in Kentucky and West Virginia voted Tuesday to ratify a new three-year contract. The contract covers more than 750 of ARH's registered nurses represented by the Southern United Nurses (SUN) and will be effective May 1. “ARH entered into these negotiations with the goal of reaching a fair contract with competitive wages and benefits,” said Dan Fitzpatrick, executive director of Human Resources and Labor Relations for ARH. “The ratified agreement will help ARH remain a viable and sustainable healthcare system.” ... ARH