Contrast

Contact

Share

Donate

MyChart

Help

L+M Hospital caregivers approve new contracts

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

NEW LONDON, CT – June 20, 2018 – Members of the three AFT-Connecticut affiliated unions who represent nearly 1,700 employees at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital overwhelmingly ratified new three-year contracts yesterday.

Hospital and AFT leadership reached a tentative agreement last week before Tuesday’s ratification vote. Specifics of the deal, which run through June 30, 2022, were not announced.

The existing contracts weren’t set to expire until June 30, 2019.

“We have a truly outstanding workforce that, every day, provides our patients with compassionate, safe, quality care,” said Patrick L. Green, hospital president and chief executive officer. “At a time when there is so much uncertainty and upheaval affecting health care, these new agreements provide a measure of stability so that we can advance our mission for this great community. I’m very proud of our partnership with AFT-Connecticut and the teamwork and effort that went into reaching these agreements.”

“These contracts are the product of a collaborative, patient-centered relationship with hospital leadership,” said Lisa D’Abrosca, RN, president of L+M Registered Professional Nurses, AFT Local 5049. “They demonstrate what labor and management can accomplish by working together.”

“Our working conditions are our patients’ healing conditions,” said Stephanie Lancaster Johnson, RPSGT, president of L+M Federation of Technologists, AFT Local 5051. “Collective bargaining to make improvements doesn’t just benefit our members; it benefits our community, too.”

Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, a member of Yale New Haven Health, is a non-profit, 280-bed general and acute care hospital providing patient care to medical, surgical, pediatric, psychiatric and obstetrical patients in southeastern Connecticut and southern Rhode Island since 1912. Lawrence + Memorial offers cardiac acute, step-down and rehabilitation programs and is the only eastern Connecticut hospital that performs emergency and elective angioplasty. www.lmhospital.org

Similar Articles

6/4/2021

L+M Healthcare Announces 2021 Nursing Award Winners

New London, CT/Westerly, RI (June 4, 2021) – In virtual ceremonies at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital (L+M), Westerly Hospital (WH) and the Visiting Nurse Association of Southeastern Connecticut (VNASC),18 employees and one clinical department received awards recognizing their excellence in care.

6/2/2021

More than 600 Yale New Haven Health Physicians on “Top Doctors” List

New London, CT/Westerly, RI (June 2, 2021) – A total of 662 physicians affiliated with Yale New Haven Health – which includes Bridgeport, Greenwich, Yale New Haven, and Lawrence + Memorial hospitals in Connecticut, Westerly Hospital in Rhode Island, and Northeast Medical Group – have been selected for Connecticut Magazine’s 2021 Top Doctors in America list in the June 2021 issue.

5/17/2021

Mohegan Tribe, Mohegan Sun and Yale New Haven Health open new medical center in Uncasville

New Haven and Uncasville, CT (May 17, 2021) – Today, the partnership between Mohegan Tribe, Mohegan Sun and Yale New Haven Health cut the ribbon – literally – on its latest endeavor: the Uncasville Medical Center at Mohegan Sun. The opening marks the latest phase of the partnership’s ongoing commitment to improving healthcare in southeastern Connecticut.

Media Contact

Fiona Phelan

203-780-1993
860-271-4634

[email protected]