Community before profit. That's the message caregivers from McKenzie-Willamette hospital's union want their management to adopt.
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:
(GROUP) "This holiday season, caregivers are being let go while those left are faced with having to do more with less."