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New Lawsuit Filed Against Unity Center Amid Safety Complaints

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A longtime mental health therapist for Legacy Health has filed a lawsuit against his employer, accusing managers of retaliating against him for repeatedly complaining about patient and staff safety at the Unity Center for Behavioral Health in Portland.

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. 

Medford Nurses Reach Tentative Contract Agreement Following Rally

Nurses and hospital agree on plans to improve patient care, increase staffing

MEDFORD, Ore. – Nurses at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center, represented by the Oregon Nurses Association (ONA), successfully reached a tentative agreement on a new 3-year contract with hospital administrators on July 28.

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

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