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El Camino Hospital and PRN Announce Tentative Agreement on Three-Year Contract

Mountain View, CA - March 18, 2013 - El Camino Hospital and the Professional Resource for Nurses (PRN) today announced that they have reached a tentative agreement on a three year contract for the hospital's registered nurses.

"We are pleased with the outcome of these contract discussions and know that El Camino Hospital and the hospital Board of Directors are committed partners to our nurses," said Patricia Aleshire Briggs, MS, RN, president of PRN.

"We thank the PRN for being a good collaborative partner in the development of this three-year contract," said Tomi Ryba, chief executive officer of El Camino Hospital. "Our nurses are the backbone of our organization and we value the contribution they make as we move forward to meet the Triple Aim of quality, service and accountability."

The tentative agreement is set to be ratified by PRN members on March 28 and the hospital Board of Directors will consider endorsing the agreement at its next meeting on April 10, 2013. For more information on the agreement visit,

About El Camino Hospital
El Camino Hospital is an acute-care, 443-bed, nonprofit and locally governed organization with campuses in Mountain View and Los Gatos, Calif. In addition to state-of-the-art emergency departments, key medical specialties include neuroscience, heart and vascular, cancer care, urology, orthopedic and spine, genomic medicine, and the only Women's Hospital in Northern California. The hospital is recognized as a national leader in the use of health information technology and wireless communications, and has been awarded the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center as well as back-to-back ANCC Magnet Recognitions for Nursing Care.

About PRN
Professional Resource for Nurses (PRN) is the professional and labor relations representative for non-administrative, non-management, non-supervisory Registered Nurses (RNs) at El Camino Hospital (the Hospital), a subsidiary of El Camino Hospital District. All eligible RNs are covered and protected by a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Hospital and PRN.