[Nov. 30, 2017] RIVERSIDE, Calif. – More than 500 healthcare workers won their nearly four-year effort to improve patient care at Parkview Community Hospital by recently ratifying their first contract agreement with the hospital, and are eager to partner with management as it prepares to sell the facility to a possible new owner.
“All along, our goal was to improve patient care by having a voice in the decisions affecting them every day, and this contract will go a long way toward doing that and attracting and retaining quality workers,” said Marvin Pastora, an emergency room technician at Parkview Community Hospital. “We’re eager to start working more closely with management to improve patients’ experience, and lay the groundwork for a productive relationship with a potential new owner.”
The hospital announced in October 2017 that it is looking to sell to a larger healthcare system, one that can invest more in patient care and facilities improvements.
Parkview Community Hospital workers voted in March 2014 to join SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW). Those covered by the new contract include nurses, nursing assistants, medical records, food service, secretaries, respiratory therapists, and technicians in radiology, monitoring, emergency room, computerized tomography and nuclear medicine.
Founded in 1958, Parkview Community Hospital is a non-profit facility with 193 beds.