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June 30, 2022

Morton Hospital and Nursing Staff Reach Agreement on New Contract

Today, Steward Health Care’s Morton Hospital ratified a new contract with their nursing staff, represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association.

“Morton Hospital deeply values our nursing staff’s contributions to both our hospital and the communities we serve, and this newly ratified contract reflects our joint commitment to providing our patients with high-quality care in the local community,” said Morton Hospital President Heidi Taylor. “We’re proud to have worked together collaboratively to reach this agreement and are glad to see it accepted by our nurses. Going forward, Morton Hospital and our talented nurses will continue to serve the Greater Taunton community and beyond with the excellence and dedication our patients expect from us.”

The agreement solidifies the hospital’s commitment to investing in its workforce and falls on the heels of several recent successful hiring events hosted by the hospital to continue to recruit and hire additional staff to support its expanding service lines. Following the opening of its new MORCAP substance use disorder treatment unit in December of 2021, Morton Hospital achieved its fourth consecutive “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group and was named “Best Hospital” in the 2021 Best of the Best Community Choice Awards for the Metro South region.

About Steward Health Care 

Nearly a decade ago, Steward Health Care System emerged as a different kind of health care company designed to usher in a new era of wellness. One that provides our patients better, more proactive care at a sustainable cost, our providers unrivaled coordination of care, and our communities greater prosperity and stability.

As the country’s largest physician-led, tax paying, integrated health care system, our doctors can be certain that we share their interests and those of their patients. Together we are on a mission to revolutionize the way health care is delivered - creating healthier lives, thriving communities and a better world.

Steward is among the nation’s largest and most successful accountable care organizations (ACO), with more than 5,500 providers and 43,000 health care professionals who care for 12.3 million patients a year through a closely integrated network of hospitals, multispecialty medical groups, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities and behavioral health centers.

Based in Dallas, Steward currently operates 39 hospitals across Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Utah.

For more information, visit www.steward.org.