McKenzie-Willamette http://klcc.org en McKenzie-Willamette Hospital CEO Stepping Down http://klcc.org/post/mckenzie-willamette-hospital-ceo-stepping-down <p>The head of McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center in Springfield is stepping down to take a job in Washington State.</p><p>Maurine Cate is moving on to Deaconess Hospital in Spokane. She had accepted the same position last year, but reconsidered in order to concentrate on projects at McKenzie-Willamette. That includes launching an $80-million hospital expansion.</p><p>Cate has been CEO since 2007. She will stay on until late July. The search for a new CEO is underway.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 02:01:22 +0000 Angela Kellner 15854 at http://klcc.org McKenzie Willamette Hospital Workers Want Fewer Layoffs, More Charity http://klcc.org/post/mckenzie-willamette-hospital-workers-want-fewer-layoffs-more-charity <p>Community before profit. That's the message caregivers from McKenzie-Willamette hospital's union want their management to adopt.</p><p>Since the hospital went for-profit in 2003, members of SEIU Local 89 say the Mckenzie-Willamette Medical Center makes more money than almost every hospital in Oregon. It also has one of the worst records for charity care. They'd like to re-balance that trend. Tuesday, union members read a message to the hospital's leadership:</p><p>(GROUP) "This holiday season, caregivers are being let go while those left are faced with having to do more with less."</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 01:17:57 +0000 Karen Richards 4966 at http://klcc.org McKenzie Willamette Hospital Workers Want Fewer Layoffs, More Charity