Thursday, January 24, 2013

Health Care Facilities Around the State

Hospitals, medical centers, and other health-related groups appeared in the news quite a bit over the past couple weeks:
  • Denver-based Spectrum Retirement Communities plans to build Crescent Park Senior Living, a 119-unit assisted care facility in Eugene this spring. It is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2014 and will employ about 40 people. The Register-Guard, 1/8/2013 
  • Columbia River Mental Health Services in Vancouver laid off 16 people. The Columbian, 1/5/2013 
  •  Willamette Valley Medical Center in McMinnville invested $1.2 million to create a new 10-bed Senior Behavioral Health Services facility. It will employ 20 people. News-Register, 1/22/2013 
  •  Balanced Wellness Health Center, offering holistic healing, opened in Klamath Falls. Herald and News, 1/20/2013 
  • PacificSource Health Plans in Bend added 16 employees. The Bulletin, 1/22/2013 
  •  Trillium Waterbirth Center opened in Grants Pass. Grants Pass Daily Courier, 1/11/2013
Other announcements with large employment impacts include:
  • T-Mobile plans to hire 130 full-time customer service representatives at its Salem call center. Statesman Journal, 1/8/2013
  • LMH Industries, a military and medical device manufacturer in Redmond, plans to expand from 97 to 125 employees within the next year. The Bulletin, 12/30/2012 
  •  The Schaumburg, Ill.-based career services operator Career Education Corp. will close its American InterContinental University Online facility in Beaverton in March, laying off 124 people. Portland Business Journal, 1/23/2013
  • Kmart will close its Milwaukie store in March, laying off 61 employees. The Oregonian, 1/22/2013

Get more business news in this week's AtS.

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