Stand with the nurses at Kalispell Regional Healthcare

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Informational Picket

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.

Published in the Daily InterLake on September 27, 2020.
Published in the Flathead Beacon on September 29, 2020.

Letter from Gov. Steve Bullock to KRH CEO

Read our press coverage

Covid vaccines arrive at Kalispell Regional
More than 10 months after the coronavirus pandemic reached the Flathead Valley, frontline workers at Kalispell Regional Healthcare are expected to begin receiving COVID-19 vaccinations on Thursday.

Opinion piece by Lucinda Wallace, RN:

Nurses Deserve a Fair Contract - Flathead Beacon
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Bullock supports KRH nurses in contract negotiations
Some 650 registered nurses at Kalispell Regional Healthcare are working to settle a contract with management after voting to form a union last July. “This is a discouraging time in nursing. The ...
Nurse in COVID Unit Describes Both Stress and Hope Amid Tragedy - Flathead Beacon
As a nurse in the intensive-care unit (ICU), Sarah Johnson is accustomed to high-pressure medical scenarios and the ever-present prospect of tragedy. Working in Kalispell Regional Healthcare’s ...
Montana Hospitals Facing Staff Shortages Amid COVID-19 Surge
As COVID-19 cases across the state surge, the number of available hospital beds for COVID and other patients is quickly becoming a concern. But a shortage
KRH Unionizing Nurses Launch Campaign to Air Grievances Publicly - Flathead Beacon
In an already crowded landscape of yard advertising for political candidates, new signs are cropping up across the valley that have nothing to do with the general election, promoting messages... more
Kalispell residents put up signs in support of nurses amid bargaining talks
Signs in support of Kalispell Regional Healthcare nurses recently popped up around town. “The signs were a part of just trying to get the community a little bit involved with what’s going ...

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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.