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Dignity Health, nurses deal includes accident prevention, protection
Sacramento Business Journal

A tentative agreement announced Tuesday between the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United and Dignity Health includes a novel nurse accident prevention program that provides supplemental insurance protection for nurses injured in workplace violence or accidents. The policy is backed by financial commitment from Dignity Health to pay supplemental benefits of up to $200,000 in the event of accidental death, felony assault or spread of HIV or hepatitis from a needle stick, according to the union. It also includes other benefits and trauma counseling.