PeaceHealth Not in the Running for Salem Hospital Merger

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Norm Gruber has been entertaining offers for several months, and two large healthcare organizations are leading the pack.

It’s no secret that Salem Health is having discussions with large healthcare organizations, seeking a partnership or merger. CEO Norm Gruber has made that very clear over the past few months, and reiterated that stance at the Salem City Club.

For-Profit Hospitals Skimp on Charity Care

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Overall, spending on care for the poor dropped statewide while enrollment climbed in the Oregon Health Plan


April 26, 2013 – Oregon's two for-profit hospitals are among the stingiest hospitals in the state when it comes to providing care for the poor.

Hospital Finances: A Look at Salem Health Chains and PeaceHealth

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Alan Yordy, president and CEO of PeaceHealth, saw his salary top the million dollar mark in 2011, while Salem Hospital earned a profit of $23.9 million

March 27, 2013 -- How well are Oregon’s hospitals meeting local needs? Are they making smart decisions about their money? Today, The Lund Report runs the second in a series of stories that is exploring the state of Oregon hospitals.

Nurse Manager Reports Successes With CCO Pilot in Florence

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The five-year project is estimated to have saved $1.5 million so far


March 1, 2013 -- “Frequent flyers” – those patients who use the emergency room often – are a hot topic in healthcare policy talks both in Oregon and nationwide, as policymakers strive to bring down costs by identifying these patients and investing in preventive care to keep them out of the hospital. 

PeaceHealth Beats out Providence for SW Washington Hospital

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The merger will be completed within the next 3-12 months following a due diligence process.

March 19, 2010 – Call it a war between the two most powerful Catholic healthcare systems in the Pacific Northwest. As it turned out, Providence Health System found itself on the losing side.

The big prize – Southwest Washington Health Center – went to Bellevue-based PeaceHealth run by President Alan Yordy. Within the next 3-12 months, following a thorough due diligence process, that hospital system will become part of its strategic network. No money will trade hands because both systems are non-profit.


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