Stand with the nurses at Kalispell Regional Healthcare

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 voted to form a union in SEIU Healthcare 1199NW and have been working to settle a first contract with management.

Next bargaining date: April 13

What we are fighting for

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.

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.

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.

Latest Updates

Published in the Flathead Beacon and Daily Interlake on March 21, 2021.
KRH Must Do Right by its Employees

Flathead Beacon
March 8, 2021

I encourage all of us to make our voices heard to KRH management. By Margie Strainer.

Letters to the editor: Support our nurses

Daily Inter Lake
March 8, 2021

The bargaining staffing and salary proposals of frontline nurses at Kalispell Regional Healthcare (Logan Health) are reasonable and critically necessary. By Margie Strainer.

Hospital mismanagement continues

Daily Inter Lake
March 7, 2021

As a Registered Nurse who has served the patients of Kalispell Regional Hospital for the last 17 years, I am alarmed by the sharp decline in morale, standards of care, and decency. By Carol Mitch.

KRH Nurses Picket as Collective-Bargaining Negotiations Grow Heated

Flathead Beacon
February 21, 2021

Nurses say management invests money in new facilities and rebranding instead of patient care and staff; administrators say nurses’ demands are unrealistic.

Statements of Support

Letter from former Montana Gov. Steve Bullock to KRH CEO

Letter from Kalispell Education Association

April 7, 2021

Dear President Diane Sosne, Executive Vice President Jane Hopkins,

Your Kalispell Education Association Brothers and Sisters stand with you in your bargaining with Kalispell Regional Healthcare. We are here to support and encourage you in any way possible. We are proud of you for uniting in a common cause. Change is never easy and your employer is fighting this change hard. Stay the course. Your strength is admirable.

This is a letter of support. If there is anything else we can do to help you in your fight, know that you have our full support. We have voted to use funds to support your bargaining team by bringing dinner, or snacks at your bargaining session on April 27, or whatever would help them and let them feel they are not alone. Please reach out if you have any other ideas of ways we can support you. Our teachers have asked and we have encouraged them to put up yard signs and magnets on their vehicles, reach out to their friends and neighbors who are nurses, and to comment on social media in ways that are supportive of nurses and your cause.

We want you to know that; We see you. We hear you. We support you.

Your Union sisters and brothers.
Local #7606
Kalispell Education Association