Kendra Hogue

Providence Newberg Nurses Vote Thursday on Unionization

Will 150 Newberg nurses be the last from Providence to join ONA?

Providence Newberg Medical Center is the last acute-care facility in Providence’s Oregon network that lacks union representation for nurses.

That is likely to change Thursday when the hospital’s 150 nurses will vote in three private sessions, the last one closing at 9 p.m.

Coos Bay Dermatologist Fights PPO Domination

Dr. Kathleen Brown took her argument to Salem, but was rebuffed

While it’s not exactly fun to think about a potentially life-threatening disease, it’s critically important to encourage regular self-exams and medical screenings to detect suspicious spots, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. One in five Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetimes.

Mary Monnat Takes the Road Less Traveled

As president and CEO of LifeWorks NW, Monnat brings hope to the disenfranchised.

Mary Monnat, president and CEO of LifeWorks NW, isn’t known as a quitter.

In her 30-plus years at LifeWorks NW, the mental health and addiction prevention and treatment organization has grown from 50 staff members treating a few thousand clients per year to a tri-county operation with over 600 employees serving 17,000 individuals annually.

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