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Who we are
We are 650 Registered Nurses at Kalispell Regional Healthcare. We work in the clinics, hospital, long-term care facility, behavioral health and home care and hospice to provide the patient care our community deserves.
We recently voted to form a union and have been working to settle a first contract with management.
What we are fighting for
We have made proposals to increase staffing on all of our units so we can safely take care of our patients on each shift.
We have made proposals to reinstate the charge nurse on all of our units so that nurses are supported in taking care of patients.
We have proposed a nurse staffing committee to give nurses a strong voice in staffing decisions throughout KRH. We are at the bedside and know what our patients need to ensure they are receiving quality care. We also know what nurses need in order to feel safe coming to work.
Our proposals to improve staffing and increase wages and benefits will ensure we are able to recruit and retain nurses to stay and work in the Flathead Valley.
Hundreds are standing with us
With the support of our neighbors in the Flathead Valley community, we called on hospital executives to accept our proposed increases to staffing throughout KRH and our plan to give frontline nurses a voice in staffing decisions to ensure we are able to provide quality care to our community.
Letter from Gov. Steve Bullock to KRH CEO
Read our press coverage
Opinion piece by Lucinda Wallace, RN:
Request a yard sign and show your support!
You may have seen our yard signs across the Flathead Valley. Request your own yard sign here.
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Tell us your story
If you or a family member received care at Kalispell Regional Healthcare and had a negative experience due to understaffing, or if you have been sent to collections by KRH, we want to hear from you.
These patient stories are being collected for information purposes only, and this form does not serve as any kind of formal complaint process to seek redress for problems regarding patient care. We will not share your name, story or other information without first contacting you for your permission.