Nurses’ Union Reaches Labor Agreement with PeaceHealth for Hospice, Home Health Workers

After more than a year of negotiations, the Oregon Nurses Association (ONA) labor union has reached an agreement with PeaceHealth. Priorities among the hospice and home nurses include wage increases, raising safety standards, ensuring affordable and accessible home health care delivery, equitable pay protection and addressing clinical staffing crises by increasing recruitment and retention of […]

Hospice Facilities Launch Amid Shuttering Programs

Sarah Bush Lincoln Opens New Hospice Illinois-based Sarah Bush Lincoln Hospice recently opened a new inpatient facility. Located in Mattoon, Illinois, the Willow Breeze Hospice House features eight patient rooms with private bathrooms. Both adult and pediatric hospice patients are eligible to receive general inpatient care (GIP) at the center. Sarah Bush Lincoln announced the […]

PeaceHealth Hospice Nurses Move Forward with Strike

Hospice and home health nurses at PeaceHealth’s Sacred Heart Home Care Services have announced an impending strike following failed attempts to reach wage agreements in negotiations with the organization. Home care and hospice nurses at PeaceHealth have given notice that the strike will launch on Feb. 1 and end on Feb. 14. Roughly 90 of […]

PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center to Relaunch Shuttered Palliative Care Program

The PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center is resuming its outpatient palliative care program after shutting it down in May. The Washington state-based hospital health system ended the program due to a lack of sufficient reimbursement. The decision sparked outcries in some communities, including donors who in 2018 contributed a combined $2 million to launch the […]