MARLBOROUGH, Mass — The registered nurses at Marlborough Hospital, represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association, have voted to ratify a three-year contract that aims to improve RN-to-patient staffing and overall patient safety.
The settlement, reached with UMass Memorial Health Care last month, was the result of 10 months of negotiations and marked the last MNA-represented hospital in the UMass Memorial system to settle a contract. Nurses have recently settled at the UMass Memorial and UMass University campuses, and at UMass Memorial HealthAlliance campuses in Leominster, Clinton and Burbank.
The MNA represents 198 nurses at Marlborough Hospital. Their votes on the contract were tallied on Monday. Highlights of the contract, expiring Nov. 14, 2017, include: