• As St. Charles Health System faces financial crisis, its doctors want to unionize

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    Doctors at St. Charles want to unionize. Learn more here.

    By Joni Auden Land (OPB)

    Following years of financial struggles, providers at Central Oregon’s largest hospital and health care system announced Friday they intend to form a union.

    Speaking outside the St. Charles Medical Center campus in Bend, a group of providers said they plan on holding an election for a union, following years of what they describe as financial mismanagement by the hospital that has led to reductions in staff and services.

    “St. Charles made what we consider very poor decisions before and during the pandemic … that put our health…