Citing safety fear amid coronavirus outbreak, union files complaint against PeaceHealth


State regula­tors are inves­ti­gating after a nurses’ union filed a complaint against Peace­Health, alleging it was failing to provide a safe work environ­ment for workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Washington State Nurses Associ­a­tion is accusing Peace­Health of not giving nurses the personal protec­tive gear they need while working at its St. Joseph hospital in Bellingham and of other actions it said could harm them.

The union, which repre­sents 900 nurses at the hospital, filed the complaint on March 11, the day after the Whatcom County Health Depart­ment reported its first case of the new coronavirus.


THE BELLINGHAM HERALD: Citing safety fear amid coronavirus outbreak, union files complaint against PeaceHealth (4/7/20)