Representatives of Oregon Nurses Association and St. Charles Bend plan to meet for mediation on Oct. 10.
The ONA, the union that represents about 670 nurses at the hospital, and St. Charles Bend had a mediation session Thursday to discuss terms for a new contract and scheduled another session for next month.
There is no tentative agreement in place, but progress is being made, said Alison Hamway, a labor relations representative for the ONA.
The hospital is pleased with how negotiations are progressing and looks forward to going back to the table on Oct. 10, said Lisa Goodman, a hospital spokeswoman.
The hospital and ONA started negotiating in May. Nurses are working under the terms of a contract approved in 2010 that expired June 30.
— From staff reports