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Nurses Say Bend Hospital Staffing Is Bad For Trauma Patients

Nurses' complaint triggers Oregon Health Authority investigation of St. Charles Health System in Bend.

A team of experts has investigated the operating room at St. Charles Bend, the state's only high-level trauma center east of the Cascades. This came after nurses filed another complaint with the Oregon Health Authority in late September.

Hospital Finances: Rogue Regional, Three Rivers, Sky Lakes, Mercy Medical, St. Charles

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At all five hospitals, revenue increased while charity care went down in the latest installment of our series on hospital finances

April 10, 2013 -- Revenue climbed at five central and southern Oregon hospitals in 2011, even as they all reduced how much they spent on charity care. Expenses were up as well, and four of the five saw profit margins decline, according to financial details revealed in this fifth installment in a series examining the state of Oregon hospitals.

TeamHealth Honors Emergency Physician at Pioneer Memorial Hospital

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November 16, 2011 – Joshua Cook, D.O., medical director of the emergency department at Pioneer Memorial Hospital in Prineville was recognized as the Medical Director of the Year for TeamHealth’s Northwest division at a reception on Oct. 14. The reception was held in San Francisco in conjunction with the American College of Emergency Physicians Annual Scientific Assembly.

Central Oregon Sees Early Successes in Coordinated Care Model

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As it prepares to become a coordinated care organization in 2012, Central Oregon’s pioneering coordinated care model proves there are cost savings in coordinating care

November 10, 2011—A wide variety of organizations representing Central Oregon’s healthcare community were talking about creating a coordinated model of providing health care before the Legislature even began thinking about it.

St. Charles Employees Win Union Representation

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The largest, private sector, Oregon NLRB election in over a decade has been settled

February 2, 2011 -- St. Charles Medical Center employees in Bend voted in a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) election to form a union with Service Employees International Union Local 49 on January 5th.

Election results were delayed due to ballot challenges by the NRLB. Today the NLRB opened ballots and 600 St. Charles workers will now be represented by SEIU Local 49. This vote was the largest private sector NLRB election since 1996.

St. Charles Redmond Nurses Vote in Favor of Contract

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January 24, 2011 -- The nurses at St. Charles Redmond voted in favor of ratifying their three-year Oregon Nurses Association contract Thursday.

“We are so pleased that the nurses felt the contract was fair and voted in favor of supporting it,” said Katy Vitcovich, Senior Vice President of Human Resources for St. Charles Health System. “I’d like to thank everyone who was involved in the negotiations for working well together, respecting one another and coming up with a contract that both sides felt comfortable recommending.”


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