Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital Approves New Contract with Nurses
September 29, 2016, Hollister, CA — Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital (HHMH) and nurses represented by the California Nurses Association (CNA) have successfully completed negotiations with nurses voting unanimously to ratify a new four year contract. The District Board will vote to approve the contract at their October meeting.
“This agreement is a model of compromise and represents a tremendous amount of hard work from everyone at the bargaining table,” stated Gordon Machado, San Benito Health Care District Board President. “Not only does this contract acknowledge the value of our nurses, it is also consistent with the Healthcare District’s commitment to high quality care and responsible management of District resources.”
The contract provides very competitive pay increases and maintains a comprehensive package of benefits, including low-cost health coverage and a defined benefit pension plan.
“I want to commend both bargaining teams who worked through some complex and difficult issues to reach an agreement,” says Ken Underwood, CEO of Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital. “We appreciate the dedication of our nurses and we are focused on working together as a team in providing outstanding care for our community.”