July 19, 2024

KOIN News 6: Strike! 1800 nurses walk out at Providence hospitals

Strike by 1800 nurses expected to last 5 days

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — About 1800 Oregon nurses went on strike at Providence Portland Medical Center, Providence Seaside Hospital and Providence Home Health and Hospice at 5:30 a.m. Monday.

Providence officials prepared for the planned 5-day strike by nurses by securing a “replacement workforce” to take care of patients at their affected facilities.

Providence leaders told KOIN 6 News the hospital will remain open and staffed while they reassign other employees and bring in traveling nurses, but those going on strike say there will still be a noticeable difference.