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Charity Care Bill Faces Vote

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Hollie Murphy had a hysterectomy in 2013 that threw her into financial turmoil.

She had health insurance. She was a certified nursing assistant at Springfield’s PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. But it was a high deductible plan, and she only made $15 an hour.

Union Seeks Crackdown On Hospital Charity Care, Staffing

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Most of Oregon’s hospitals are nonprofits. They get a break on state and local taxes and in exchange, they’re supposed to provide free or discounted care to those who can’t afford it.

But charity care has decreased in recent years while hospital profits have increased.

Hospital Employees Seek Relief From Understaffing

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Nursing assistant Amanda Newman often ends her shifts at PeaceHealth’s Sacred Heart Medical Center in Springfield in tears after struggling to meet all of her patients needs each day because there’s not enough staff.

Federal Officials Penalize 5 Oregon Hospitals For Patient Complications

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Medicare is penalizing five Oregon hospitals this year for having above-average rates of infections and other hospital-acquired complications.

Nearly 1,000 Workers At Providence Portland Medical Center Joining Union

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A labor union has made a major foray in the health care sector in Portland with a razor-thin vote that took nearly two months to decide and could yet be contested.

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