Regional Medical Center is committed to providing high-quality care to our patients and to the communities we serve, as well as providing a safe working environment for our colleagues. Despite the labor union's misleading statements, we remain appropriately staffed, complying with all county and state ratios, providing top-notch care to all our patients.

As part of our ongoing operations, we continually assess our community needs and flex our staffing to those specialties and services our community needs most at any given time. 

Our experienced senior nurse leaders have made appropriate adjustments to our staffing models and we are proud that during a national nursing shortage in the middle of a global pandemic, we have protected our colleagues’ jobs.

Patient and colleague safety has been paramount to all of us at Regional Medical Center, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have complied with all state and CDC regulations and guidelines for PPE, testing and other COVID-19 protocols.

In doing so, Regional Medical Center continues to advance our mission -- above all else we are committed to the care and improvement of human life. Make no mistake, no one cares for our patients and colleagues as much as we do.

-- Antonio Castelan, Communications Manager, HCA Healthcare Far West Division