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Seaside Nurses Vote Unanimously to Approve Contract with Providence

Agreement creates cross-training task force to improve local care, reduce patient diversions

(SEASIDE, Ore.) – Nurses at Providence Seaside Hospital voted unanimously to approve a new 2-year contract with the hospital which could reduce expensive ambulance trips for patients and puts more experienced nurses in charge of patients’ care, the Oregon Nurses Association (ONA) announced today.

Nurses to Picket PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Medical Center

FLORENCE, Ore. – On April 20, registered nurses at PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Medical Center overwhelmingly voted to authorize an informational picket following an unsuccessful contract mediation session with PeaceHealth’s corporate administrators earlier this month.

Leading Nurses Union Wants to Make Equal Pay for Nurse Practitioners Permanent

In 2013, the Oregon Legislature restructured the health insurance law to require insurers to pay for primary care based on the services delivered and prohibited insurers from compensating nurse practitioners less, an insurance practice that had threatened patient access in rural Oregon as well as underserved urban communities.

The Oregon Nurses Association is supporting legislation to lift the sunset on a 2013 payment parity law that requires health insurers to pay primary care providers, including doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants the same rate for the services rendered irrespective of the license

Nurses At St. Charles Vote “Yes” On New Contract

Mandated rest periods, disability support highlight three-year deal

BEND, Ore. – Registered nurses at St. Charles Medical Center, represented by the Oregon Nurses Association (ONA), overwhelmingly voted to approve a new three-year contract with the hospital that aims to improve patient care and help retain and attract qualified nurses to the Bend community.  

Senate Gives Unanimous Approval to Nurse Staffing Law Changes

The legislation backed by the Oregon Nurses Association gives teeth to the state’s hospital nurse staffing committees, which were set up 10 years ago to set hospital support staff levels based on patient need, but have not always been taken seriously.

The Senate unanimously passed a bill Wednesday that gives teeth to hospital nurse staffing committees, providing a coup for the Oregon Nurses Association, which made Senate Bill 469 its top priority this session

Health Insurance Needs Bills Guaranteeing Transparency, Fair Payment, Says Nurses’ Union

Senate Bill 153 stops health insurers from playing games with payment, ensuring that both nurse practitioners and their clinics are paid the same as doctors. Senate Bill 523 requires insurers to tell providers upon request if a patient has fallen behind in payments, rather than simply denying payments while leaving providers unaware.

The Oregon Nurses Association is supporting a pair of bills designed to protect independent nurse practitioners against unfair practices by the health insurance industry.

Senate Health Passes Bill Giving Teeth to Nurse Staffing Law on 5-0 Vote

Under SB 469, hospitals will be bound by the recommendations of their nurse staffing committees, which craft plans for staffing levels. The bill now heads to the Committee on Ways & Means to provide more funding for state hospital audits that hold hospitals accountable for compliance.

Oregon hospitals look like they’ll be facing a tougher nurse staffing law after the Senate Health Committee approved Senate Bill 469 unanimously on Monday, sending the bill to the legislative budget c

Hospital Association Buckles at Bipartisan Nurse Staffing Legislation

The Oregon Nurses Association says that state-mandated hospital nurse staffing committees are not being taken seriously. Senate Bill 469 would give committee recommendations the force of law and require the Health Authority to conduct compliance audits every five years.

The Oregon Nurses Association laid out its agenda to give teeth to hospital nurse staffing committees on Monday with Senate Bill 469, which gives the recommendations of these labor-management boards the force of law.


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