PeaceHealth, the Vancouver-based health care system with hospitals across the Northwest, announced on Tuesday that it is buying ZoomCare, a chain of neighborhood clinics that’s spread from Tigard to Seattle and Salem in just over a decade.
An Oregon man is suing PeaceHealth over the cost of medical treatment from a car accident.
The PeaceHealth Board of Directors has appointed a new chairman, Karl Carrier.
PeaceHealth hospital staff in Eugene and Springfield are locked in a labor dispute with the administration over long hours, staff cuts and the use of contract providers.
Another casualty has hit PeaceHealth, and no one’s talking publicly about what happened. Dr. Mark Adams, who joined the health system as community chief medical officer, is gone and didn’t even last a year.
Despite efforts by PeaceHealth to discredit an earlier story on the sale of its clinical laboratories to Quest Diagnostics by telling employees it’s a rumor, The Lund Report has verified that the sale will, in fact, take place with a formal announcement anticipated next Wednesday, Feb. 15. Upper management has also scheduled an employee meeting that day.
Around 500 employees who work at PeaceHealth Labs in Springfield could potentially lose their jobs, with the majority of layoffs occurring before the end of April, according to confidential sources.
Another woman is stepping down from a high-profile position at PeaceHealth. Shannon Surbur, COO for Sacred Heart Medical Center, has announced her departure.
Almost the same time that Beth O’Brien announced her departure as chief operating officer of PeaceHealth, the troubled healthcare system once again found itself confronting dissatisfaction among its employees.
The sudden resignation of Beth O’Brien, chief operating officer of PeaceHealth, comes just weeks after three top-level executives at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart, lost their jobs.