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Nearly 1,000 Workers At Providence Portland Medical Center Joining Union

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A labor union has made a major foray in the health care sector in Portland with a razor-thin vote that took nearly two months to decide and could yet be contested.

Estate Sues Providence In Wrongful Death Of Man With Dementia Who Wandered Off

A lawsuit seeks at least $2 million in the death of a man admitted to Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Southwest Portland who was found a day later, in Hillsboro, shaking and wet at a bus stop.

Providence Health & Services faces a wrongful death lawsuit claiming that a patient with dementia wandered out of the hospital and died after being found alone outside on a cold, rainy day.

First-time Mother Sues Providence For $42 Million Over Newborn's Condition

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Brittany Beltran gave birth to a child with cerebral palsy, the suit says, after being suffocated in the womb during a prolonged and difficult delivery.

A first-time mother who gave birth to a child with cerebral palsy after a difficult delivery has filed suit against Providence Health & Services, accusing the medical group of negligence.

Health Authority Buckles to Hospital Pressure on Rules for Self-Referral Law

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A bipartisan law designed to ensure that patients know their choices during a referral has not taken full effect more than a year after it passed because the Oregon Health Authority has allowed opponents of the law to exert control over the administrative process.

The Oregon Health Authority has caved to pressure from Providence Health System and others and has prevented a 2013 law designed to offer patients greater knowledge of their choices for referrals from taking full effect.

Providence Employees Unsure if Judge’s Autism Ruling Applies to Their Kids

Earlier this month, federal district Judge Michael H. Simon ordered Providence Health Plan to cover applied behavior analysis on plans it sells in the Oregon insurance market, but Providence may not be bound to his ruling for its own employees, who are covered by a self-insured plan exempt from state laws. At least one mother wonders if her daughter will get the treatment she’s been prescribed.

A federal judge’s ruling earlier this month paved the way for autistic children who are covered by Providence Health Plan’s fully insured plan to receive needed treatment, but that ruling didn’t automatically open the door for the children of Providence Health & Services’ own employ

Advocates Appear Before Portland City Council on Providence Park Naming Rights

Led by Health Care for All, advocates are demanding to know how much Providence Health & Services paid for the naming rights and believe those dollars should have gone toward patient care.

After being ignored when they requested a meeting with Mayor Charlie Hales, a group of volunteers intends to appear before the Portland City Council May 28, and want to know how much Providence Health & Services paid for the naming rights of the Portland Timbers stadium now called Providence

Judge in Autism Case Allows Class Action Against Providence

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The decision allows the plaintiff’s attorneys to represent hundreds of Providence Health Plan members in the legal suit about the insurance company’s decision to deny applied behavior analysis. A ruling on the merits of the case could come this spring.

Federal District Judge Michael H. Simon has approved the class-action status for autism advocates in their legal fight against Providence Health Plan over coverage of applied behavior analysis.

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