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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.

Sale of PeaceHealth Labs Imminent

Providence Health is also expected to announce the sale of Pathology Associates Medical Lab shortly.

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.

PeaceHealth Loses Another Female Executive

In the past several months, several women in high-profile positions have departed and been replaced with men on an interim basis.

Another woman is stepping down from a high-profile position at PeaceHealth. Shannon Surbur, COO for Sacred Heart Medical Center, has announced her departure.

SEIU Local 49 Wins Contract at PeaceHealth St. John’s

The healthcare system has been troubled by employee dissatisfaction while top executives continue to leave with no end in sight.

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.

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