Prime 9 Resource Page

Just days before Christmas and after finalizing a new contract with registered nurses, Prime Healthcare fired four RNs and five other healthcare workers—now known as the #Prime9—from its hospital St. Francis Medical Center in apparent retaliation for a peaceful rally on November 30 at Prime’s Ontario, CA headquarters —where the workers presented documentation of unsafe staffing and a letter calling for hospital management to collaborate with them for solutions.

Below, find data and background information regarding the Prime 9 and the other registered nurses and health care workers at St. Francis Medical Center.

For any follow-up questions, to set up interviews with the #Prime9, or help interpreting any of the data, contact: Jeff Rogers 909-263-7230 or Anjetta Thackeray 909-455-5146


Watch the Reinstate Prime9 Video


Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) Charges and Grievances Filed

Grievances for unfair terminations

ULP for retaliatory termination of Scott Byington, RN

ULP for retaliatory termination of James Blankenship, RN

ULP for retaliatory termination of Maricela Garay-Barajas, RN

ULP for retaliatory termination of Arlene Nielsen, RN


Documents Presented to Prime Healthcare on November 30

Letter to Prime Executives

November 2023 Staffing Objection Data


RN Turnover Rates and Costs

RN Turnover Rates and Costs – St. Francis and Nationally

St. Francis Turnover Rate Reports 2017-2022


Community Support

Huntington Park City Council Resolution

Lynwood City Council Resolution

Media Advisories and Press Releases