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Unity Center In 'Crisis' With Patients Languishing In Recliners

Unity Center for Behavioral Health was supposed to answer Portland’s mental health crisis when it opened in 2017, relieving emergency rooms of patients in crisis.

Instead, the center is grappling with what its medical director called a “real state of crisis.”

Rejected Once, Pennsylvania Corporation Files New Bid For Oregon Psychiatric Hospital

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Three years after failing to win state approval to build a 100-bed psychiatric hospital in Wilsonville, a multinational health care giant is trying anew, arguing that the mental health care crisis in Oregon has only worsened since its first application was rejected.

New Lawsuit Filed Against Unity Center Amid Safety Complaints

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A longtime mental health therapist for Legacy Health has filed a lawsuit against his employer, accusing managers of retaliating against him for repeatedly complaining about patient and staff safety at the Unity Center for Behavioral Health in Portland.

Legacy Hires President For Unity Center

Legacy Health has hired a mental health expert with a business degree to oversee the Unity Center for Behavioral Health, Oregon’s only emergency psychiatric care facility.

Legacy Fights Unionization Thrust At Unity Center

Less than a month after registered nurses at the Unity Behavioral Health Center in Portland voted overwhelmingly to be represented by the Oregon Nurses Association labor union, the center’s administrators are trying to overturn the vote -- just as they said they would.

Unity Center Nurses Vote To Join Union

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A majority of nurses at the Unity Center for Behavioral Health have voted to unionize.

Legacy Nurses Win Right To Unionize at Unity Center

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Registered nurses at the troubled Unity Center for Behavioral Health in Northeast Portland have won their bid for a unionization vote.

Boarded In The ER: Oregon’s Mental Health Crisis

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On a typical day, doctors rush through the emergency department toward sounding alarms, and ambulances whisk in people suffering heart attacks, strokes or severe pain. Medical technicians and nurses attend to patients as worried families hover close.

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