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USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Reaches Contract Agreement with California Nurses Association

The contract underscores the hospital’s commitment to support top talent and provide world-class care

LOS ANGELES — USC Verdugo Hills Hospital (USC-VHH) has ratified a new contract with the California Nurses Association, which represents the hospital’s 300 registered nurses.

The contract includes wage increases, with guaranteed annual increases that ensure the contract remains competitive. The contract is effective immediately and will continue through December 31, 2024.

“The safety and satisfaction of our caregivers enables us to deliver world-class care,” said Armand Dorian, MD, MMM, CEO, USC-VHH. “We are delighted to have come to an agreement with our registered nurses that are the heart and soul of our hospital, and we look forward to the limitless possibilities ahead.”

The contract agreement comes at an exciting time for USC-VHH. This year, the hospital celebrates its 50th anniversary of serving the Foothills community. The hospital’s interventional radiology cardiac catheterization lab, or IR Cath Lab, opens in late spring, improving the community’s convenient access to specialized diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. The lab is equipped with the newest imaging technology necessary for minimally invasive and electrophysiology cardiac procedures.

“The past two years have been especially challenging, and our registered nurses have responded with compassion, skill and resilience,” said Theresa Murphy, RN, chief nursing officer, USC-VHH. “With this contract agreement in place, we are all the more prepared to work toward a brighter future for our patients and our community.”