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Tuolumne County Supervisors Approve Pay Raise For Registered Nurses

Sonora, Ca — The Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors has approved a 10 percent pay increase for Registered Nurses at the Tuolumne General Medical Facility.

“With the recent resignation of three nurses from the Long Term Care Unit, for higher paying jobs, nursing has not been able to adequately staff their units,” said County Human Resource Analyst Bill Morse at today´s Board of Supervisors meeting. “All efforts, including 12 hour shifts, bonus pay, etc, are kind of just the patchwork approach, and they are struggling trying to get those shifts scheduled.”

In recognition of the sixth anniversary of the September 11th attacks, Chair Mark Thornton took a few moments at the outset of the meeting to honor those who lost their lives during the attacks on New York City, the Pentagon and those on board the plane that crashed in Pennsylvania.

In other business, Fred Helmbold was recognized for his 21 years of service to the county. Helmbold, who has worked in the Probation Department as the Work Release Program Manager, recently announced his retirement.

Also of note, Jeanie Frankenstein and David Hawkins were appointed to the Twain Harte Design Review/Planning Advisory Committee.

Written by BJ Hansen