St. Charles Health System
St. Charles Health System leaders adopted “crisis standards of care” to avoid having to comply with nurse staffing rules, but rescinded the move after OHA said it would violate state law
Medical providers at the region’s only hospital system now must scrutinize patient admissions and at times discharge people “uncomfortably early.”
Board chairman said burnout among hospital executives is increasingly common.
On Wednesday, the Oregon Nurses Association filed an unfair labor practice charge against St. Charles Health System, headquartered in Bend, Ore., over the system's recently introduced policy of requiring employees to either get vaccinated against influenza or wear a mask through peak flu season, according to a report from KTVZ.
BEND, Ore. — Two years ago, St. Charles Health System’s Board of Directors recognized Prineville was ready for a new hospital. The board approved the construction of a facility that was consistent with the nonprofit organization’s vision for health services in the region.