Registered nurses at Jeanes Hospital voted 134 to 86 to join the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals, a union which represents 1,850 nurses and professional staff in the Temple University Health System.

Jeanes, in Philadelphia's Fox Chase section, was taken over by Temple in 2000. The election, supervised by the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board, took place on yesterday with more than 75 percent of the 262-member nurse workforce participating.