McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center

McKenzie-Willamette Workers Poised To Strike

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Labor contract negotiations between Springfield’s McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center and workers represented by the Service Employees International Union Local 49 have turned ugly, with workers calling a three-day strike to run Sept. 10-12.

SEIU 49 Protests Layoffs at McKenzie-Willamette

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The union is also asking the for-profit hospital to increase the amount spent on charity care.

Right before Thanksgiving, the Service Employees International Union, Local 49 found out that about 30 of its members would be lose their jobs by Christmas.

OHSU and Salem Hospital Lead State in Infection Rates

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Providence St. Vincent Medical Center and Sacred Heart at Riverbend report the lowest rates of the bacterial contagion among Oregon’s eight largest hospitals.

October 3, 2013 -- Oregon Health & Science University and Salem Hospital lead major Oregon hospitals in hospital-acquired infections of a bacterium that’s come to plague American hospitals — Clostridium difficile, often abbreviated as C. diff.

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