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Merger Of CareOregon Into Providence Off Over CareOregon’s Independence, Secular Status

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CareOregon and Providence Health & Services have called off their planned merger after their months-long talks deadlocked and amid a groundswell of opposition from local health care advocates and state and county officials.

Labor Board Rules Against SEIU In Providence Vote

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More than a year ago, union backers at Providence Portland Medical Center celebrated a razor-thin vote to join SEIU Local 49. On Wednesday that vote was overturned by a national board due to markings on one ballot.

 

Moda Health Furloughs Dozens Of Staff Amid Coronavirus Downturn

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Portland-based Moda Health, which offers health and dental insurance and sells plans in Oregon, Washington and Alaska, has furloughed dozens of employees due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Oregon Listed As No. 1 Place To Work As A Nurse

Apparently, Oregon is a good place to work as a nurse.

That’s the conclusion of WalletHub, which put Oregon on top in its 2020 rating. Washington state came in a close second. At the bottom of the list sat New York, where nurses have been overwhelmed during the pandemic.

 

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