ARH nurses agree to contract extension

Taylor Kuykendall, Register-Herald, April 21, 2011 A nurses union recently secured a three-year contract for nurses at several southern West Virginia hospitals. More than 750 Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) nurses represented by the Southern United Nurses, an affiliate of the National Nurses United, entered into a contract agreement with ARH. The deal involves ARH locations in eastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia. “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. ... ARH