PEBB Considers Ideas to Align Benefits More Closely with Private Sector

The Public Employees Benefit Board met Tuesday to hear ideas from consultants to improve the management of its prescription drug benefit and crunch data on emergency department utilization and dental benefits.

Faced with rising prescription drug costs, consultants for the Oregon Public Employees Benefit Board gave its directors a list of recommendations at this month’s meetings that could better align PEBB’s benefits with the private sector.

Nurses’ Union Prevails in Newberg

Last Providence holdout in Oregon joins the Oregon Nurses Association

In the end, nurses at Providence Newberg Medical Center won a lopsided victory to be the last Providence acute-care hospital to join the Oregon Nurses Association on Thursday night.

Eugene hospital workers seek union

Frontline workers, from housekeepers to certified nursing assistants, at PeaceHealth’s Sacred Heart hospitals in Springfield and Eugene are trying to unionize to improve staffing and boost their wages and benefits.

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