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Hundreds Of McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center Employees Poised To Strike

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About half of the employees at  McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center in Springfield have voted to strike.

Oregon’s Most Profitable Hospital Has No Charity Care, Favors Private Insurers

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McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center in Springfield is embroiled in a nurse staffing dispute, with critics claiming it makes profits through understaffing.

Oregon’s most profitable hospital, McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center, sits in an unlikely spot in the center of blue-collar Springfield, hemmed in by old strip malls and modest residential neighborhoods.

For-Profit Hospitals Skimp on Charity Care

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Overall, spending on care for the poor dropped statewide while enrollment climbed in the Oregon Health Plan

 

April 26, 2013 – Oregon's two for-profit hospitals are among the stingiest hospitals in the state when it comes to providing care for the poor.

Workers Picket Against Springfield Hospital

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SEIU service workers at McKenzie-Willamette picketed for a day in protest of changes to health benefits

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November 18, 2010 -- About 200 service workers — housekeepers, nurse’s aides and others — had walked a picket line at McKenzie-Willamette hospital by midafternoon Wednesday during a one-day strike against the hospital, a union leader said.

Service Employees International Union Local 49 represents about 340 employees at McKenzie- Willamette.

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