Prime Healthcare and SEIU-UHW reach agreement on a new three-year contract at three Southern California hospitals
(Ontario, CA) – Prime Healthcare is pleased to announce that it has
reached a three-year labor agreement with SEIU-UHW for valued employees
in three of its award-winning Southern California hospitals: Centinela
Hospital Medical Center, Garden Grove Hospital Medical Center and Encino Hospital.
The agreement, which includes significant increases to pay scales, was
ratified by the members represented by SEIU-UHW. Staff represented by
SEIU-UHW include certified nursing assistants, respiratory technicians,
radiology therapists, and admitting representatives.
“We are pleased to once again reach an agreement that honors the
critical and life-saving work of our employees,” said Richard Martwick,
assistant general counsel, noting that the new contract replaces a previous
three-year agreement reached with SEIU-UHW in 2017. “This agreement
reflects our shared mission of providing quality community healthcare,
which is more important than ever during this pandemic, and we want to
acknowledge and thank all the team members who worked together to reach
a fair and equitable agreement.”
The new contract will help support and honor staff as they continue to
provide award-winning care. Centinela Hospital, Garden Grove Hospital
and Encino Hospital have received national quality recognition over the
years. The hospitals are all recipients of multiple clinical quality awards,
including Healthgrades patient safety excellence awards for the last several years.
Since acquiring Centinela Hospital in 2007, Prime Healthcare has invested
over $109 million in capital equipment and renovation, including an emergency
room expansion. Centinela received the 2015-2016 “Quality Improvement
Innovation Award” from Healthgrades, including numerous "Patient
Safety Excellence" and "Five-Star" awards; Truven/IBM Watson
Health "100 Top Hospital" recognition five years in a row (2012-2016);
and The Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Grade 'A' four consecutive
Encino Hospital has consistently ranked as a “Top Performer on Key
Quality Measures” by The Joint Commission and established the first
geriatric Emergency Room in Southern California to accommodate the special
needs of seniors. Under Prime’s ownership, Encino Hospital has received
many quality awards including numerous Healthgrades "Patient Safety
Excellence" and "Five-Star" awards.
Garden Grove Hospital has garnered quality recognition, including “100
Top Hospital” recognition four years in a row (2012-2015) and in
2019 from Truven Health Analytics, now IBM Watson Health, and The Leapfrog
Group Hospital Safety Grade 'A' for two periods (2019-2020).