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State Seeks More Medical Volunteers To Fight COVID-19

Shortages of critical supplies and equipment have been widely reported in Oregon and around the country during the emergency response to the novel coronavirus.

Merger Of CareOregon Into Providence Off Over CareOregon’s Independence, Secular Status

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CareOregon and Providence Health & Services have called off their planned merger after their months-long talks deadlocked and amid a groundswell of opposition from local health care advocates and state and county officials.

Labor Board Rules Against SEIU In Providence Vote

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More than a year ago, union backers at Providence Portland Medical Center celebrated a razor-thin vote to join SEIU Local 49. On Wednesday that vote was overturned by a national board due to markings on one ballot.

 

Hospitals Cut Pay, Hours In Response To Plunging Revenues

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Oregon’s big hospital systems were sitting pretty just three months ago after years of steady growth and profits. But now they’re grappling with the sudden monetary fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.

Oregon Health Authority Could Face Deep Cuts To Behavioral Health, Medicaid 

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The Oregon Health Authority may freeze new behavioral health programs, remove nearly one-quarter of the beds from Oregon State Hospital and pare back Medicaid services, even as the state reels from the pandemic with thousands of laid-off Oregonians applying for free health coverage under the Oreg

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