Oregon Hospitals, Nurses Warn Of 'New Crisis,' Urge Changes

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The Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems is still waiting for a response to a letter sent six days ago calling on some rules to be tightened and others to be waived.

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.


Briefly: Nurses In The Dalles Reach Tentative Labor Agreement

Members of the Oregon Nurses Association, who've been working without a contract since the end of June, appear to have resolved their differences with management at Mid-Columbia Medical Center.

Nurses at Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles appear to have resolved their labor dispute with management.

They've reached an agreement on a new three-year contract, the Oregon Nurses Association announced. Its members will vote on the deal next week. 

Shortages of Behavioral Health Workers, Nursing Faculty Critical

Not many incentives for nursing faculty to remain and salaries too low for young nurses.

Oregon’s behavioral health workforce is “critical” to healthcare transformation but the numbers of those licensed last year was inadequate to meet the need for integrating physical and mental health, Oregon’s Healthcare Workforce Committee was told.


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