KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Dec. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Universal Health
Services, Inc. (NYSE: UHS) announced today that a tentative agreement has been
reached with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) representing
certain nurses and technicians at its Valley Hospital Medical Center and
Desert Springs Medical Center located in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Under the terms of the tentative agreement, the SEIU agreed not to strike
for at least the next 70 days and they agreed that they would not retaliate
against nurses and technicians that came to work to care for patients. UHS
agreed to continue to abide by our policy of nondiscrimination against members
of the SEIU. The parties agreed to work together over the next 60 days,
however there can be no assurance that a contract will be ratified during that
This press release contains forward-looking statements based on current
management expectations. These statements are subject to risks and
uncertainties and therefore, actual results may differ materially. Readers
should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements which
reflect managements view only as of the date hereof.
Universal Health Services, Inc. is one of the nation's largest hospital
companies, operating acute care and behavioral health hospitals and ambulatory
centers nationwide and in Puerto Rico. For additional information on the
Company, visit our web site: http://www.uhsinc.com.
SOURCE Universal Health Services, Inc.
/CONTACT: Steve Filton, Chief Financial Officer of Universal Health
Services, Inc., +1-610-768-3300/
/Company News On-Call: http://www.prnewswire.com/comp/916225.html/
/Web site: http://www.uhsinc.com /
CO: Universal Health Services, Inc.; Service Employees International Union;
ST: Pennsylvania, Nevada
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