The nurses at Kadlec and the hospital might have reached an agreement on their contract. Hospital officials said that "the agreement was reached this afternoon after a day of negotiations between the two sides”. The details of the contract negotiations are not being released because they  are pending ratification by the nurses. The original contract for over 800 nurses had expired in November and they had been pushing for better staffing levels, paid time off and sick leave reports say.

A spokeswoman for the Washington State Nurses Association confirmed the deal and said they would know more about the ratification sometime after Thursday.