Montana Nurses Association (MNA) is pleased to announce that the first collective bargaining contract, between Barrett Hospital & HealthCare (BHH) in Dillon and MNA Local 16, a union of professional nurses, has been settled and ratified!  The nurses won their union election on April 15, 2022 and began contract negotiations shortly thereafter.  MNA shared the contract negotiations were collaborative, productive, and an overall positive experience.

BHH and MNA Local 16 nurses have agreed to a two-year contract and secured the nurses first wage scale and agreed to continue working together to benefit patient care, nurse recruitment and retention through their new labor/management councils (PCC-professional conference committee).  Both parties look forward to future with a continued focus on providing the best patient care for the communities they care for.

MNA is the recognized leader and advocate for the professional nurse in Montana, representing over 3,000 members.  MNA promotes professional nursing practice, standards, and education; represents professional nurses; and provides nursing leadership in promoting high quality healthcare.

Barrett Hospital and Healthcare is a local resource for high quality, personalized healthcare in the Beaverhead County community for over 100 years.