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Closure Of PeaceHealth Birthing Center Marks Turning Point

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PeaceHealth’s decision to close its RiverBend Nurse Midwifery Birth Center in Springfield and terminate the center’s roughly 20 nurse midwives and other employees illustrates the tenuous position of midwives in the health care system.

PeaceHealth Lavishes Pay On Execs, Angers Staff But Keeps Profits Flowing

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As a big player in the Northwest’s health care industry, PeaceHealth is hamstrung by a curious liability: It has no commanding presence in the region’s two major and thriving markets in Portland and Seattle.

Briefly: ZoomCare Announces New CEO

Bill Frerichs, ZoomCare's senior vice president of retail health since 2016, will become CEO Jan. 1, replacing the company's current CEO and co-founder Dr. Dave Sanders.

The CEO of ZoomCare is stepping down at the end of the year and an insider will take his place, the company announced Friday.

PeaceHealth Buys ZoomCare For Undisclosed Amount

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.

PeaceHealth Labor Units Push Back on Outsourcing and Longer Hours

Doctors, nurses and other staff picketed last week as part of an ongoing dispute with the Sacred Heart hospitals in Eugene and Springfield. Negotiations continue later this month.

 

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.

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