East Stroudsburg, PA — Pocono Medical Center (PMC) and JNESO, the union representing Registered Nurses at the hospital, announced today that the tentative agreement on the contract that covers approximately 500 nurses at PMC has been ratified.
A tentative agreement on the contract had been reached on January 28, 2015. The new contract will take effect February 1, 2015 and extend through January 31, 2018.
“We have reached an agreement that is fair and in the best interests of our patients, employees and community,” said Geoffrey Roche, Hospital spokesman.
Pocono Medical Center is an acute care hospital accredited by the Joint Commission, the national organization responsible for rigorous review of hospitals and healthcare organizations. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards. PMC provides high quality, state-of-the-art acute medical care and is committed to top quality, patient safety, patient satisfaction, education, and promotion of wellness. Pocono Medical Center includes the Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center, the Mattioli Emergency Center, and numerous other inpatient and outpatient services. PMC is part of the Pocono Health System (PHS).
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