Capital Medical Center Reaches Agreement With United Food And Commercial Workers


Submitted by Capital Medical Center

Capital Medical Center and United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 21, have reached agreement on a new three-year contract representing over 180 employees of the hospital’s staff of service, technical and office workers.

“I’m proud that we were able to reach an agreement that recognizes the interests of all parties,” said Capital CEO Jim Geist. “This agreement reflects Capital’s ongoing commitment to our employees, who are clearly our greatest asset.  Our management and staff are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to the families living in Thurston County and the surrounding region.”

Geist also expressed appreciation to the UFCW, saying: “While the issues at hand were tough and at times the discussions became very passionate, both the hospital and the union are united in our understanding of the very difficult and uncertain healthcare environment we are operating in.”

About Capital Medical Center

Capital Medical Center, a member of Capella Healthcare’s family of hospitals, is a 110-bed hospital, serving all of Thurston and surrounding counties. Built in 1985, Capital Medical Center is accredited by the Joint Commission and the College of American Pathologists. The hospital has achieved the following recent state and national recognition:

  • Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval® for Knee Replacement, Hip Replacement, and Spine Surgery
  • Designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Hip and Knee Replacement  by Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Ranked #1 in Washington and Top 10% in the Nation for Orthopedic Care and Major Neuro-surgery in 2012 by The Delta Group’s CareChex Medical Quality Rating System
  • Excellence through Insight award from HealthStream® twice for overall inpatient satisfaction

For more information, visit the hospital’s website at

Print Friendly, PDF & Email