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BECKLEY, W.Va - The threat of a one-day strike was stopped at Beckley ARH Hospital and Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center. 

Appalachian Regional Healthcare and the Southern United Nurses/National Nurses United Union reached an agreement April 30.  
It took hours of negotiation for the two groups to come to a conclusion. After the agreement was made, nurses formally canceled the plan for the strike in Beckley planned for Thursday, May 1. 

The details of the agreement are being kept confidential at this time. In a press release, Julius Pearson, ARH System Director of Employee and Labor Relations, said "the tentative agreement was reached ... with the best interest of ARH, its registered nurses, and the communities we serve in mind."